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SpaceOAR gel

Chasduc
Posts: 2
Joined: Apr 2019

Has anyone had a bad experience with SpaceOAR gel?  I had the procedure on Thursday and the pain is still there today. 

Gforce
Posts: 21
Joined: Jan 2020

I had the markers and SpaceOar done. No issues at all. 

Steve1961
Posts: 301
Joined: Dec 2017

My stinking radiologist from the so called number 4 in the country cancer care didn't want to use the space Orr ..now I hsve rectal damage .thry say it should resolve in a month or 2

Gforce
Posts: 21
Joined: Jan 2020

I had the gel inplanted. No issues. I am now just 8 treatments in. I can't believe a Dr. would not have just done it. Couldn't have hurt and could have only helped. 

Steve1961
Posts: 301
Joined: Dec 2017

Needless to say I'm updet to the point about thinking lawsuit then again I don't want bad karma 

Love1980
Posts: 1
Joined: Feb 2021

My dad had the spaceoar done in December of 2018 and he ended up doing five rounds of Radiation therapy, after the last dose of radiation he began having issues he had a anal uretha fistula he suffered for months then had to have emergency surgery his bladder, prostate and rectum had to be removed he almost bled to death. The radiation oncologist said the Spaceoar caused and unusual inflammatory response in my dad's body and radiation made it worse. If anyone is on the fence about whether or not to get the Spaceoar or not please due your research, my dad's life has changed forever. 

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VascodaGama
Posts: 3320
Joined: Nov 2010

Hi Love ,

I am sorry to hear on the occurrence in your dad's radiotherapy.  Your post is very important to those planning RT therapy. Can you please provide more details about his case. I wonder what has been the radiation protocol. You comment above that he had 5 rounds of radiation which usually regards cyberknife treatment or high-dose IMRT therapy. Do you know what has been the total Gy administered?

I hope your dad managed to obtain a certain quality of living. 

Thanks for reporting about his experience. 

Best wishes 

VGama 

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