Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
External Beam Radiation Therapy
|Radiation of a Tumor|
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Internal Radiation Therapy
When to Contact Your Doctor
- You develop side effects from the treatment, especially difficulty urinating, blood in the urine, bleeding from the rectum, diarrhea, or irritation of the rectal area
- You develop new or unusual symptoms
- Your skin is red, blistered, or swollen
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- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -
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