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How many radiation therapy sessions does prostate cancer usually take

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice 40 years experience
Around 35: This depends on the radiation oncologist but the standard external beam radiation to the prostate takes around 7 weeks with 5 treatments per week. The... Read More
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
40-45 fractions: With modern day image guided radiation therapy (igrt), the dose is pushed to or above 81 gray. This is about 40-45 fractions. This is the next generat... Read More
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
One or up to 45: External image guided radiation is the most costly at 40-45 sessions. Radiosurgery is 5 sessions, no long term results published costs 1/2 as much. ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Do you mean: Gleason grade 7? Prognosis of prostate cancer, like other cancers depend on the stage more than on the grade. Please see this site for information on ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
Urologic Oncology 26 years experience
Yes: Fatigue, urinary and bowel symptoms are common with external beam radiation but are typically mild and transient. Urinary symptoms may be more intense... Read More
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
YES: External beam: skin becomes red, swollen, warm, and sensitive, as if sunburn which subsides gradually in four to six weeks. Possible side effect... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Possibly: I'm not sure exactly what you are referring to by radiation prostatitis but if you are referring to increased urinary urgency and frequency then yes t... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Activated charcoal: Activated charcoal can be used in water filtration. There is no evidence that activated charcoal can help to aid in making the radiation work more ef... Read More
A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Prostate cancer: A small percent of rad treated pts will recur even this late. A urological eval is warranted. At your age that small amount of psa elevation should n... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
No: The rectum is somewhat irritated during and shortly after radiation, so use of lubrication and common sense is recommended. If it hearts and is too i... Read More
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Cystoscopy: You need a urologic evaluation including ct scan and cystoscopy. It could be irritation from the prostate radiation but bladder cancer after prostat... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
See below: I couldn't find turminc but if it's the same as turmeric, then this should help answer your question. Turmeric has shown in some early studies to be ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It is debatable: This is a common dilema as both treatment types(surgery and Radiotherapy) give equally good results. The chocie between the two is based on your Age ... Read More

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