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MRI Distortion : Calypso is an excellent real time positioning system. It uses transponder beacons to communicate real time position of the target, currently approved for prostate cancer treatment. Disadvantage is that it distorts MRI images, so for my cyberknife patients which i treat in 4-5 fractions i get a fair amount of information from MRI and I use good seeds and image the organ about 120 times/ treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Gi and Gu irritation: Gastrointestional(gi) irritation: rectal irritation more frequent bowel movement, diarrhea, hemorhoids may act up, blood in the stool. Genitourinary (gu): bladder irritation, irritation of urethra, more frequent urination, burning with urination, blood in urine. Fatigue is also a common side effect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 should follow radiation precautions to keep exposure low to living being including pets, especially at infancy( more organs forming/maturing at this age and susceptible to radiation). To decrease exposure, increase distance, shield, decrease time spent. ...Read more
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 have some irritation related symptoms that are short-lived. They are typically managed well with medications. Uncommon and rare side effects are significant dysuria, obstruction of the urinary flow. There are medications that help with this. ...Read more
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 for 40-44 treatments. Hormone treatment is more common when you are older. Outcomes have not shown hormone therapy to be superior. ...Read more
My father just went through prostate radiation his urine smells he is retaining water and have troubles holding his urine?
Incontinence: His edema (fluid retention) can't be explained by his history provided. His incontinence needs to be addressed, it would need to be determined if he has overflow incontinence that is his bladder is full and urine overflows. Suggest call his urologist and his primary care. He needs to be seen. A complete Urine and urine culture and a ultrasound may be needed. hope this helps ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more
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