May 13, 2010 - 3:28 am
i hope i'm asking this correctly? my Uncle has prostate cancer. was diagnosed >5 years ago and had the prostate gland removed. well, recently his cea went up and he began radiation treatment. i was wondering if this radiation treatment can cause low blood counts like hemoglobin, iron, red blood cells etc.. my Uncle has made some comments about how tired he feels. i asked if his oncologist schedules regular blood tests and he replied no. the type of radiation he's having is narrowed down to the bed of the previously removed prostate gland. takes about 5 minutes for the prodecure. thank you.