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What problems caused in radiation of prostate cancer?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
It depends: Some men have no trouble with radiation to the prostate, either external beam or radiation seeds, but others will have trouble with pain on urination or difficulty with urination.
Answered on Nov 22, 2014
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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
Radiation therapy for the prostate can affect other nearby organs such as the urinary bladder, rectum, and colon. This can lead to urinary symptoms such as frequent urination, burning with urination, and blood in the urine. It can also lead to erectile dysfunction, blood in the stool, and changes in bowel habits.
Feb 5, 2012

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