Lymphedema During Radiation?

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gibson00
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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 4/12/2010 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, yet another question...
My father is about 2 weeks into his 7 week course of radiation, and over the past week, his legs, feet and scrotum have swollen quite a bit. He's been keeping his legs up.
I assume this is secondary lymphedema from the nodes being affected by the radiation?
His docs mentioned that his blood tests showed he was a bit anemic, and kind of suggested that was causing the swelling, but that makes no sense at all to me............frustrating!!
Is there anything we can be doing for him? Yet another obstacle...
Father 65 y/o at diagnosis November 2009
Gleason 9 & 10, stage 3 - seminal vesicle involvement
Two TURPs mid Nov. 2009
Foley Catheter
Casodex for last two weeks of November '09, then Lupron.
Suprapubic Catheter March 18th, but blocked right away, back to Foley...
Started IMRT March 25th, Chemo on hold due to catheter bleeding issues, etc.

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