Prostate cancer (THEN) then rectal cancer (NOW)

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Prostate cancer (THEN) then rectal cancer (NOW)

by greatoaktree on Wed May 09, 2018 02:46 AM

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My dad was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer 18 years ago with brachytherapy.  He has had many side effects and has now been diagnosed with rectal cancer.  He has a new colostomy and nephrostomy tubes for his urine.  He has had a suprapubic catheter for a year now.  He has a lot of pain in his rectum that prevents him from sitting very long (minutes at a time)  He is in a rough situation (hospital) and I am really hoping someone can give some encouragement and/or advice.  Is there anyone that can relate?

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by LoritaMarie on Fri Jun 15, 2018 06:50 PM

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On May 09, 2018 2:46 AM greatoaktree wrote:

My dad was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer 18 years ago with brachytherapy.  He has had many side effects and has now been diagnosed with rectal cancer.  He has a new colostomy and nephrostomy tubes for his urine.  He has had a suprapubic catheter for a year now.  He has a lot of pain in his rectum that prevents him from sitting very long (minutes at a time)  He is in a rough situation (hospital) and I am really hoping someone can give some encouragement and/or advice.  Is there anyone that can relate?

Yes, I can relate.  My husband has had the same problem.  He now has colostomy and open rectal wound.  Still continent of urine.  We use Lidocaine ointment for the rectal pain.  Use the applicator tip to place the Lidocaine slightly inside the rectum if possible. This is prescription medication.   There is also an over-the-counter ointment by Aspercreme that contains 4% Lidocaine.  Also, he can position on his left or right side while you place a small ice bag on the area - this gives temporary relief.  I'm a retired ICU nurse and will be glad to help you in any way possible.  Best wishes

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