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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wolff
37 years experience General Practice
Calypso: Calypso is a gps signaling method that allows radiation oncologists to more accurately give radiation treatment to the prostate by monitoring the loca ... Read More
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
27 years experience Urology
Form of IMRT: Calypso is a way the radiation machine can track your prostate. Three markers send out signals to make the radiation very accurate. www.peedoc.com @ ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Expense: There are many machine types to give external radiation for prostate cancer. This is one of the newer ones to track and treat for movement. It is no ... Read More
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
MRI Distortion : Calypso is an excellent real time positioning system. It uses transponder beacons to communicate real time position of the target, currently approved ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Urinary, bowel: The exact side effect profile will depend on the type of radiation treatment you are getting (external beam to the prostate, external beam to the pros ... Read More
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Gi and Gu irritation: Gastrointestional(gi) irritation: rectal irritation more frequent bowel movement, diarrhea, hemorhoids may act up, blood in the stool. Genitourinary ( ... Read More
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not much: Most commonly patients go through with no symptoms. The next most common are frequency in urination, burning, night frequency, fatigue, possibly rect ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Radiation exposure: Radioactive seeds typically give off 95% of their radiation, in the first few months, after implant. During this time, patient is radioactive and shou ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Bowel & bladder :(: Fatigue(alleviated by rest), transient bowel and bladder irritation it is a common side effect. One may urinate or desiccate more frequently and may h ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Rectal bleeding: Yes , this can happen. Although now days with the new beam targeting the risk is less but not impossible.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Prostate radiation o: This depends on many things - the gleason rating score, your age and whether there is spread. Some schools believe in using both. Radiation is usually ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Radiation: Loss of bladder control is common to hapen after radiation therapy for prostate cancer. He may consider to do kegel exercise, and consider adult diap ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Anejaculation: An outcome of prostate treatment that is not often discussed is its ejaculate. The vast majority of men after prostate rt will experience the inabilit ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Varies: If you are following psa, and your cancer recurs, vey often the patient is asymptomatic - the only symptom may be anxiety about the test result. Othe ... Read More
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