Sep 18, 2012 - 11:22 am
I just started my 4th week of radiation. For the previous three weeks, the doc had cotton squares placed under my scrotum and had my penis taped down in a forward position..."up and forward" was used to describe the placement.
After three weeks, the doc stopped the "up and forward" placement, and I don't quite understand why. From what I do understand, the area has been receiving radiation all along. He changed the placement so the radiation is more equally distributed or something like that. Also, I was told my penis and scrotum will blister and burn.
Can anyone please tell me what happened with the genitals during treatment?
Thank you so much. I did not anticipate getting this info from the doc. I meet with him today and plan to tell him that he needs to better prepare me on what to expect.