PROSTATE CANCER

Side Effects

Potential side effects of Radixact treatment for prostate cancer

Most radiation side effects are minimal and last only a short time. Side effects can, however, sometimes be severe because of rectum or bladder wall exposure to radiation. Possible side effects could include, but are not limited to:

  • Constipation, fecal urgency, fecal incontinence, hemorrhoids, rectal bleeding
  • Urinary retention, urinary urgency, increased frequency, incontinence, urinary bleeding
  • Blood in stool
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Sore and red skin in the treatment area

Ask your doctor for more details about potential side effects associated with your specific radiation therapy treatment.

Managing side effects with your medical team

Prior to beginning Radixact treatment, your medical team will discuss all possible side effects and may prescribe medication to control any side effects, should they occur.

Protecting healthy tissue — protecting quality of life.

While all radiotherapy treatments carry the risk of side effects, Radixact treatments are generally well tolerated with minimal side effects. The Radixact System allows your treatment team to optimize the radiation dose delivered to the target — while minimizing dose to nearby organs and surrounding healthy tissues. Feedback from doctors suggests that Radixact treatment can reduce the risk of common side effects such as constipation, erectile dysfunction, etc that impact quality of life both during and after treatment. Most patients can continue normal activity during and immediately after treatment sessions.

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