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

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Dr. Naveen Kella
Urology - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

Many patients experience fatigue towards the end of their treatment.
However, most individuals who work can continue to do so.
Dr. Naveen Kella
Dr. Naveen Kella
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3 doctors agree

In brief: XRT

Very men complain of fatigue while undergoing and after radiation therapy.

In brief: XRT

Very men complain of fatigue while undergoing and after radiation therapy.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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Dr. Tahir Ijaz
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fatigue may occur

Yes, fatigue is a common side effect.
It varies quite a bit patient to patient, but generally is a mild symptom, and most people are able to carry out their usual routine during their course.

In brief: Fatigue may occur

Yes, fatigue is a common side effect.
It varies quite a bit patient to patient, but generally is a mild symptom, and most people are able to carry out their usual routine during their course.
Dr. Tahir Ijaz
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Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Yes

Yes; but it is fairly mild.
Most patients can continue their normal activities, including most jobs, except heavy manual labor. You may feel like taking a nap, or getting more sleep at night than you are used to. This gradually resolves by about 2-3 wks after radiation.

In brief: Yes

Yes; but it is fairly mild.
Most patients can continue their normal activities, including most jobs, except heavy manual labor. You may feel like taking a nap, or getting more sleep at night than you are used to. This gradually resolves by about 2-3 wks after radiation.
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Dr. Carl Van Wey
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