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is it dangerous to have anal sex after having radiation therapy for prostate cancer

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Possibly: If the receptive partner has had prostate treatment (or anal cancer) there are risks. Radiated tisues are less pliant, and he anterio rectal wall has ... Read More
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
39 years experience Radiation Oncology
It can be: There is fibrosis and mucosal changes after xrt, these can lead to pain and local tissue damage. It is also postulated as part of the reason homosexua ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
I take care of many: Prostate cancer patients with radiotherapy, external beam and seed implants, and I have never used "activated charcoal" properly done, the risk of re ... Read More
A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
9 years experience Urology
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
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Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
31 years experience Radiation Oncology
Rising PSA&CA: I have followed many pts for nearly 20 years now after rt for prostate cancer. I definitely see a rise in the psa at about 8 years and again at 13 yea ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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At 85, very unlikely: Congratulate you for paddling alone well in coping with prostate cancer after radiation. Now you have rising PSA after definite treatment which may ha ... Read More
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
20 years experience Urology
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
40 years experience General Practice
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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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
26 years experience Urologic Oncology
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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
No.: Prostate cancer develops and spreads due to the accumulation of genetic changes at the dna and molecular level. Prostate manupulation by biopsies, exa ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prostate Ca ?'s: After "radical prostatectomy" a PSA level should be near zero, and if present at all, other studies ( PET scan) may be indicated prior to any form of ... Read More
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