What problems caused in radiation of prostate cancer?

It depends. Some men have no trouble with radiation to the prostate, either external beam or radiation seeds, but others will have trouble with pain on urination or difficulty with urination.
Early & Late Issues. Prostate radiation has typical side effects. For external beam, some skin irritation, fatigue and irritable bowel/bladder problems occur initially. Later, though rare, bleeding from the bladder/rectum, urge incontinence or bladder cancer are the most severe risks. For radiation seeds, increased difficulty with peeing early on and bladder or bowel urgency/frequency/burning later occur (less severe).

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

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

How is radiation used to treat prostate cancer?

Causes DNA break. Radiation causes a double-stranded dna break in the target (prostate). High dose of radiation to the target causes prostate to turn in to a non functioning organ. Radiation can be given from the outside called external beam radiation using x-rays or protons or it can be given from the inside using high dose rate or low dose rate (seeds) brachytherapy. Read more...
Two Main Effects. Radiation treatments help to kill prostate cancer through two pathways: immediate dna damage and longer-term blood vessel blockage. Cancer cells reproduce more often, so dna inside them can be damaged more easily. Using hormone manipulation, this effect can be maximized. Over time, the arteries irradiated clog from thickening of their walls from the xrays. This starves the cancer, killing it. Read more...

Is it possible to get prostate cancer because of the radiation?

Pros Ca. Does no seem to be associated with radiation exposure. All cells can be damaged genetically by radiation, and mis-repair of the damage, or inability to repair can lead to tumorogenic mutations. These events are quite rare. Long terem survivors do have higher thaexpected incidences of new tumors, perhaps due to treatment, including xrt. Read more...

I have prostate cancer, had radiation & injections for 2 yrs. Can't get' erected. Any meds to help?

DON'T GO THIS ALONE. You need to discuss this with your urologist. I can't offer any real help with this forum, so monday morning, you call , or have your doctor call, your urologist, so you can have a thorough discussion. Then, you may be able to reach some appropriate management of your problem. Good luck. Read more...
Men after age 50. Note that erection are not as good as when they were 18. Bp, dm, pvd, and smoking all effect erectile function. Then comes prostate cancer. It and its treatment all risk ed. So, it's not a surprise. Speak to both urologist and radonc. Plenty of options. Pills, injections, surgery all have roles. Read more...

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...

Does the susceptibility of prostate cancer to radiation run in families?

Yes. A man with a brother or father with prostate cancer has double te risk of developing prostate cancer than a man with a negative family history. Read more...
No. The ability of radiation to kill the cancer depends on the sensitivity of the cancer and influenced by the extent of cancer and if limited to the gland, and grade of cancer. This varies between individuals even in the same family and does not run in families. Read more...
Susceptibility. Puzzles me, do you mean doing well with XRT forecast that others in the family will do well, or the opposite, that the side effects in oone family member predict for everyone having bad outcomes. Frankly, i don;t think either is true. Choice of treatment for prostate cancer is rarely based on fact or data, but intuition and projecting from others experiences plays a huge role. Read more...