I just wanted to update my situation and ask a question. I have decided to do the Brachytherapy. I am just not comfortable having RALP surgery. I agonized on having beam radiation therapy. I finally decided to go with Brachy.
One question I would like to ask concerning proctitis. I wonder if proctitis is more prevalent with beam radiation or will brachy possible produce the same proctitis side effect? Also as swelling is a big issue with me because of frequent urination, would beam radiation or Brachy be better for this side effect also.
Thank you for your help.
well I have had both radiation treatments back-to-back and never suffered from radiation proctitis, untreatable ED or incontinence. I have had a couple of temporary bouts with radiation cystitis tho.