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Side Effects Of Radiation Treatment For Prostate Cancer
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
I've survived prostate cancer for 5 years now after radiation treatment, but with the usual side effects. Is it harmful to masterbate?
No: Though both types of radiation are delivered to the prostate the brachytherapy has higher levels of radiation that cause more urinary symptoms than external beam. The external beam radiation has greater side effects on the rectum where as a properly performed brachytherapy procedure should have virtually no rectal symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had prostate cancer radiation treatment, last psa test was .58. If cancer do reoccur what kind symptoms will i get physically, feel, notice etc.?
What to do if I'm a 58 year old man with prostate cancer , I'm undergoing radiation treatment and lupron ,i get hot flashe?
Side effect: The most common side effect of Lupron is hot flashes. Unfortunately there is not much to do about it. The good news is that Lupron is stopping your prostate cancer from being active. Lupron in addition to radiation has been shown to work better than radiation alone for some patients with prostate cancer. ...Read more
64 yr. Old man with prior successful prostate cancer radiation treatment 3 yrs ago. Solar plexus pain. What organ if concern with cancer?
May be...: After a successful rt for prostate cancer(pca), the patient will still require a lifelong f/u for possible rising psa after definitive rx; it's reasonable to do so every 6 months for the described one by repeating psa and with clinical assessment. Solar plexus pain is very unlikely related with pca. Instead, consider hypertension-related or idiopathic. Pca-related pain occurs in its late stage. ...Read more
Had prostate cancer 3 yrs ago and did radiation treatment successfully. Am i more likely to have skin cancer in scrotum, penis? Itch, braking out bad.
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 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
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