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Brachytherapy longterm sideeffects

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My friend had radiation treatment, including brachytherapy about two years ago. For the last four mos., he has been experiencing increasing burning pain at the tip of his penis when he urinates. He said it feels like someone putting a lighter on the tip. Has anyone experienced any longterm sideeffects from radiation or radiation seed implants?

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You may want to contact the American Cancer Society's National Cancer Information Center. Cancer Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day and can assist you with questions regarding side effects from treatment. They can be reached at 1-800-227-2345.

Take care and be well,

CSN Dana

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I am just over 2 yrs. from BT and am experiencing similar effects.

My Doc says it is not unusual and the sypmtoms will eventually subside.

What happened with your friend?


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