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Does radiation for prostate cancer stop semen production?

Does radiation for prostate cancer stop semen production?

Yes: The fluid that comes from the prostate is part of what makes up semen. When these cells are killed the amount of semen is much less to just a few drops which is now more from the sperm and seminal vesicles. ...Read more

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a new growth of any tissue with an ability to spread - metastasize - along blood vessels and lymphatic channels to near or far sites of the body with never-ending aggressiveness until the host succumbs to death by it or other related problems. Prostate cancer is one of them ranked as #2 cancer (after skin cancer) and & #2 cancer death (after lung cancer). 1 in 6-7 men in ...Read more


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I had prostate cancer radiation treatment 2yrs ago, semen is still yellowish. Is it normal?

I had prostate cancer radiation treatment 2yrs ago, semen is still yellowish. Is it normal?

Yes: Radiation therapy for prostate cancer will ofter permanently change the color, amount, and consistency of the ejaculate. If you are concerned, speak with your radiation oncologist or urologist. ...Read more

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I had radiation four years ago for prostate cancer, now my seman is bloody. Is this a medical emergency?

I had radiation four years ago for prostate cancer, now my seman is bloody. Is this a medical emergency?

No but get checked : Blood in semen, while alarming, is uncommonly a sign of severe problems. You can see a urologist (i am in mount kisco) and get checked out just to be sure. ...Read more

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Ive had external radiation for prostate cancer. my ejaculation is only drops most of the time, mainly clear liquid. how can I improve this?

Ive had external radiation for prostate cancer. my ejaculation is only drops most of the time, mainly clear liquid. how can I improve this?

Here are some ...: Your reported change in semen features is entirely expected because external beam radiation damages all the prostate, ejaculatory ducts and even seminal vesicles, resulting in shrinking all affected tissues leading to almost no more semen. So, you've to accept this fact as the price of radiotherapy. More? Ask Doc. But at least, you still luckily retained the feeling of orgasm. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Is alcohol contraindicated while receiving radiation for prostate cancer?

Is alcohol contraindicated while receiving radiation for prostate cancer?

No not really: moderate alcohol intake while receiving RT for prostate cancer is not likely to give you problems if it is consistent with your normal routine. ...Read more

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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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Psa was, 74 6 months ago now.84. Is that something to worry abt. Considering i had radiation for prostate cancer almost 5 years ago.

Psa was, 74 6 months ago  now.84.  Is that something to worry abt. Considering i had radiation for prostate cancer almost 5 years ago.

Not necessarily: A change of 0.74 to 0.84 is not a terribly big jump in six months. You should continue to have the psa checked by your urologist. If the psa continues to rise, your urologist will determine if any further testing and/or treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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What is the advantage of internal brachytherapy vs external radiation for prostate cancer? Seems as if everyone would prefer the external route.

What is the advantage of internal brachytherapy vs external radiation for prostate cancer? Seems as if everyone would prefer the external route.

Convenience: Historically, there used to be greater advantages. There are many fewer advantages today, since external beam radiation has advanced greatly. You can save time by having brachytherapy. The advantages used to be greater. Cyberknife treatment offers all the benefits of both: only five days, and none of the bruising pain and bleeding of seed placement. Good luck with your choice. ...Read more

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I need external beam radiation for prostate cancer, will it have any bad effects on the rest of me?

I need external beam radiation for prostate cancer, will it have any bad effects on the rest of me?

not too bad: The majority of men do very well with radiation. During treatment there can be some fatigue, urinary changes and possibly some loose stools. Late term there can be a risk for erectile dysfunction, small risk for long term urinary changes, and especially with newer radiation techniques a small chance of rectal bleeding (proctitis). ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


Irradiation (Definition)

Irradiation is the process by which an object is exposed to radiation. The exposure can originate from various sources, including natural sources. Most frequently the term refers to ionizing radiation, and to a level of radiation that will serve a specific purpose, rather than radiation exposure to normal ...Read more