Mar 17, 2011 - 10:20 am
Have been told that IMRT pelvic radiation has fewer side effects than EBRT but am still wary and need to hear from those who pulled through pretty well and those who haven't.
Please indicate whether you ALSO had high-dose brachytherapy as well and whether you were treated at a major cancer-treatment center.
Can you comment on any of the following issues?
Did you have diahrrhea for more than 2-3 months and has this seriously restricted your life?
Has it caused bone pain (aching in hips or lower back) within a year or two?
Did you have to avoid eating high-fiber food for more than two months?
Has it caused neuropathy in your legs or feet? (If you also had chemo, especially taxol, are you sure that it wasn't chemo that caused this effect?)