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Could radiation for prostate cancer cause rectal bleeding?

Could radiation for prostate cancer cause rectal bleeding?

Yes: One of the potential side effects for radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer is rectal bleeding. This can occur after brachytherapy or external beam therapy. This is called proctitis and is generally mild and self-limiting. It usually does not require any treatment other than conservative management such as maintaining soft bowel movements, hydration, and monitoring of blood work. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can prostate inflammation or prostate cancer cause rectal pain or recital bleeding?

Can prostate inflammation or prostate cancer cause rectal pain or recital bleeding?

PROSTATITIS EVAL: R/O prostatitis v Epididymitis tough to treat. Hopefully you have seen a urologist recently. Tx with doxycycline. I would recheck labs /UA C&S. & testosterone if no response ,cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be needed for 8-10wks. Recheck labs and culture. You also need abdominal/pelvic/prostate US R/O prostate stones. Also switch to gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may also be tried if no change. ...Read more

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Is rectal bleeding associated with prostate cancer?

Is rectal bleeding associated with prostate cancer?

Possibly: Depending on the stage of the prostate cancer, rectal bleeding can be present. However, if it an early stage prostate cancer, rectal bleeding is generally not associated with prostate cancer. Also, previous radiation treatment for prostate cancer may cause rectal inflammation and cause subsequent rectal bleeding but this generally resolves over time. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer radiation treatment cause GI issues?

Can breast cancer radiation treatment cause GI issues?

Not usually: Breast radiation doesn't usually have many side effects outside of the breast, chest wall, and occasionally the lung. But fatigue is common and sometimes depression as well (not really related to the radiation per se). So it is not uncommon for iriitable bowel type symptoms to flare up if you are a person that has GI issues when stressed. ...Read more

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Does a colon radiation cause rectal bleeding after a year?

Does a colon radiation cause rectal bleeding after a year?

Yes it can: Radiation is known to cause some chronic damage to the rectal mucosa.This can lead to rectal bleeding. Let your oncologists/radiation oncologist know about it so that they can offer you help with medication to stop this ...Read more

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Does radiotherapy for prostate cause colitis?

Does radiotherapy for prostate cause colitis?

It can.: The radiation treats any tissue that tends to reproduce and grow rapidly. This actually describes the lining of the intestine as well as cancer. When the lining of the colon is affected, it falls off and allows the bacteria a chance to get to work on the layers underneath. This leads to inflation (itis) thus colon itis or more properly - colitis. ...Read more

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I need external beam radiation for prostate cancer will it cause fatigue?

I need external beam radiation for prostate cancer will it cause fatigue?

Yes: Many patients experience fatigue towards the end of their treatment. However, most individuals who work can continue to do so. ...Read more

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Can anal sex cause prostate cancer to spread?

Can anal sex cause prostate cancer to spread?

No.: Prostate cancer develops and spreads due to the accumulation of genetic changes at the dna and molecular level. Prostate manupulation by biopsies, exams, massage, and anal sex will not promote local spread or metastases. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer radiation treatment cause stomach issues?

Can breast cancer radiation treatment cause stomach issues?

Usually not: Gi symptoms during breast cancer radiotherapy are uncommon but not unheard of, especially for right-sided cancers where some of the liver may be in the lower part of the field. Ask your radiation doctor to see how much liver is being irradiated and if it can be minimized. More often this problem is related to chemo or hormonal treatment or a diet supplement. ...Read more

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Can someone have rectal bleeding after prostate radiation as a side effect?

Can someone have rectal bleeding after prostate radiation as a side effect?

Yes: Radiation causes inflammatory changes in the lining of the rectum called radiation proctitis. It can be treated by a gastroenterologist with argon gas therapy. ...Read more

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Can colorectal cancer cause bladder pressure?

Can colorectal cancer cause bladder pressure?

Yes : If the mass remains there and if it is located close to the bladder and pressing the bladder-yes- you can have bladder pressure. ...Read more

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Could radiation therapy for cancer cause other cancers in nearby organs later on?

Could radiation therapy for cancer cause other cancers in nearby organs later on?

Yes: It's one of the risks described in your consent form. This is also true about taking chemotherapy that other cancers are treatment related. However these risks are low and considered acceptable compared to the benefit that is expected from the treatment. ...Read more

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Can radioactive seed implants for prostate cancer cause complications like a vesiculorectal fistula?

Can radioactive seed implants for prostate cancer cause complications like a vesiculorectal fistula?

RECTOURETHRAL: This is one of the most feared, and thankfully rare complications of radiation therapy, external or with seeds. It can occur also in response to treatments for radiation proctitis, when attempts are made to cautering bleeding vessels in the rectum near the prostate. This condition is to be distinguished from a fistula from colon to urinary bladder which is much easier to fix., . ...Read more

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Can heavy masturbation cause prostate cancer?

Can heavy masturbation cause prostate cancer?

No: Things that actually cause cancer are those that mutate genes or make cells divide. This isn't happening when you entertain yourself. People have even looked at frequency of ejaculation and prostate cancer; there's no effect one way or the other. ...Read more

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What can be done for bowel Inflammation in a metastic colon cancer patient ?can chemo cause this ?

What can be done for bowel
Inflammation in a metastic colon cancer patient ?can chemo cause this ?

There are many: Reasons for intestinal inflammation whether or not someone has colon cancer and is utilizing chemotherapy. Without having more information like the symptoms associated or the circumstances around how the inflammation was identified, it's difficult to better guide you. Though this is a question that a patients oncologist should readily be able to help out with. ...Read more

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Can rectal cancer be cured?

Can rectal cancer be cured?

Yes, if early enuf: Like other cancers, rectal cancer has better prognosis (outlook) if diagnosed and treated at an earlier, rather than later stage. Very early cancers can be cured with burning the tissue. More advanced will likely need radiation/chemo/surgery in varying combinations and timing. Can be cured, but unfortunately, not always. ...Read more

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Can a colon infection cause colon cancer?

Can a colon infection cause colon cancer?

Usually not: Infections can co-exist with, but not cause, colon cancer. Ulcerative colitis, which is not an infection but an inflammatory disease, is tied to increased chances of developing colon cancer. ...Read more

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Could the radiation therapy for my prostate cancer be giving me radiation prostatitis?

Could the radiation therapy for my prostate cancer be giving me radiation prostatitis?

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 this is a possible acute side effect of radiation treatment to the prostate. This can be managed easily with some medications that can be given to you by your radiation oncologist. ...Read more

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Can hormone treatment for prostate cancer cause osteopenia?

Can hormone treatment for prostate cancer cause osteopenia?

Hormone therapy: If you are on a medication that blocks testosterone, you should be on a good calcium and vitamin d supplement and have bone density testing due to bone loss front his med. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


Dr. Jason Campbell
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Rectal Bleeding (Definition)

"Rectal bleeding" often denotes bright red blood per rectum that may originate from multiple causes involving the anal canal, rectum, ...Read more