Hello fellow cancer persons
I have a question for any one who has had or is now going thru external beam pelvic radiaton. I just completed #9 out of 25 and was wandering about side effects. My doctor is very proactive on treating side effect before they start. I use non fragrant soap and lotion and squrit bottle to clean my peri area. I am having some bladder spasms but controling them by watching how full or empty my bladder gets. Of course I have heard the horror stories of so and so's great aunt 10 years ago who had radiaiton and is now not able to urinate or has loose bowels all the time ....but I want it from the person who has had it, Not great aunt so and so neice.
I will also have 4 internal sessions after the external is completed any news on internal side efects.
I stumbled upon this site and have found it to be very helpful. I have asked if amy other people at my cancer center that are going thru the same thing but they can not give out that infromation only that i am the only one currently have pelvic radiation. If any one live in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota please drop me a line and maybe we can learn together.