Possible Effects of Radiation For Prostate Cancer

//Possible Effects of Radiation For Prostate Cancer

Charles Hall, Physician Liaison with HyperbaRXs, was the guest speaker on the topic of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for After-Effects of Radiation Therapy, at the Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting on June 6, 2012, at Saint Joseph’s Prostate Cancer Center.

One possible after-effect of radiation therapy for prostate cancer is pain and bleeding associated with radiation-induced cystitis. It has been shown in the literature that HBO can resolve these issues with as high as a 90% success rate when patients receive treatment within 6 months of onset of symptoms. Unfortunately, most urologists who send patients for HBO treatment tend to wait until the patient is experiencing frank bleeding requiring transfusion(s) and irrigation rather than doing so when pain, frequency/urgency show resistance to conservative therapy and while bleeding is still minor.

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