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Does radiation for prostate cancer make you more sensitive to the sun

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Radiation intends to kill cancers but always accompanying its collateral injury to all the tissues projected through. As a result, nature or features ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice 40 years experience
Partially: Most of the fluid when a man ejaculates comes from the prostate and only about 5% is actually sperm. Radiation of the prostate kills the cancer cells ... Read More
Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice 40 years experience
Partially: Most of the fluid when a man ejaculates comes from the prostate and only about 5% is actually sperm. Radiation of the prostate kills the cancer cells ... Read More
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: The fluid that comes from the prostate is part of what makes up semen. When these cells are killed the amount of semen is much less to just a few drop... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
No not really: moderate alcohol intake while receiving RT for prostate cancer is not likely to give you problems if it is consistent with your normal routine.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: One of the potential side effects for radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer is rectal bleeding. This can occur after brachytherapy or external b... Read More
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Possibly normal: It looks like you had a decimal point before the numbers, so i'm assuming that both of these values are less than one. Depending on what the psa valu... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
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Here are some ...: Your reported change in semen features is entirely expected because external beam radiation damages all the prostate, ejaculatory ducts and even semin... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 35 years experience
Brachytheraphy best: Good question and there will be a many opinions. Well performed brachytheraphy places the radiation dose inside the prostate emitting it's dose outwa... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Not really: I'm not sure what you mean by focal (brachytherapy?) but with either external beam radiation or brachytherapy men do not routinely have their blood ch... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Radiation proctitis: I can only tell you what i see as a gastroenterologist. Radiation can cause inflammatory changes in the lining of the rectum called radiation proctiti... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology 45 years experience
Yes: Yes; but it is fairly mild. Most patients can continue their normal activities, including most jobs, except heavy manual labor. You may feel like ta... Read More

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