I am starting 6 1/2 weeks of radiation treatments tomorrow. My doctor said that I may or may not lose my hair with the type of radiation that I will be getting, but side effects should kick in two weeks into the treatment. People that have friends who have gone through radiation keep telling me to prep and/or treat my skin the way other's have, not taking into consideration that my scalp is covered with hair. Should I pretreat my scalp for radiation? Did anyone out there experience radiation burns before losing hair? If so, how did you treat it through your hair? I've lived with a low grade tumor for 13 years and taken Temodar three times and my tumor just converted to grade 3. I feel like I'm being diagnosed all over again, which I guess I really am. The chemo again doesn't scare me, but for some reason, the radiation terrifies me because it's always been something that we held in our back pocket as a last resort. Any advice or words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated.