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   Posted 5/10/2010 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Well        I'm on day 20 of RT today and had a little blood on toilet paper sat and a good bit of blood in the toilet yesterday am.I was warned by my Dr that this could happen.Does anyone have experience with this?I'll ask the nurse today as my Dr. is not there on mondays.    Thanks   DICK
age 55 /psa 10-09 5.4/biopsy 11-09 Gleson 3+3=6 3+4=7/ Radical prostateectomy 1/22/10/pathology positive margins and extraprostatic extension pt3a,decided to do adjunct radiation therapy,PSA 4-1-10 <0.1,started RT 4-13-10

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   Posted 5/10/2010 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
You could be having proctitis, or it might be hemorrhoids. I had proctitis and saw a little blood like that, along with painful bowel movements. Definitely check with the nurses and doctor, because if it is acute radiation proctitis, it is treatable, and the sooner you get started on treating it, the better. Acute proctitis is also usually temporary.
I wouldn't worry too much, but just get it checked out.

Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) total dose 70.2 Gy, Jan-Mar 2007@ age 44
PSA 6/07 0.1, 9/07 and thereafter <0.1

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   Posted 5/10/2010 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm on IGRT day 13, and have already had some hemorrhoids wake up. The Dr. suggested standard OTC medication (which I already had), just to keep it from getting worse.

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   Posted 5/10/2010 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Take Metamucil daily. All the guys on the ERBT site sware by it. I've been taking it and have had no problems.

64 years old.

PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.

Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.

Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and urgency; very controlable with Flowmax and lasted 4 weeks. Daily activities resumed day after implants with no restrictions. Gold markers implanted with seeds to guide IMRT.

25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.

PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.


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   Posted 5/10/2010 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bemis,
I had some anal discomfort along with a bit of bleeding in my last week or so during my radiation treatment. Doc prescribed some ointment which helped. about 4-6 weeks after completion of the treatment most symptoms cleared up. Advise your Doctor of your discomforts and let him help you to get thru the rest of your treatment with minimal side effects.
All the best to you.

Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09=0.05; July 09=<0.04; JAN 10=<0.04

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