HDR Brachytherapie side effects

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HDR Brachytherapie side effects

by Amsel75 on Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:00 AM

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What are the side effects after a HDR brachytherapy. Has anyone experience with recidivating strictures and the possibilities of treatment, like urethrotomia interna oder wall stent.

RE: HDR Brachytherapie side effects

by JAN4YOU on Sat Jan 16, 2010 06:14 PM

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Dear Amsel75, In April 2007 I had brachtherapy for cervical cancer.  Is this what you are talking about?  As a result, I have internal radiation burns and interstintial cyctitis in my bladder.  At that time I was in a pain control program program for another problem, and it wasn't intil I left the program in June 2009 that I started feeling a lot of bladder pain.  After many urinalisis for UTIs, I finally had a cyctiscope in Oct. 2009 and was diagnoised with the above.  The Cancer Society wasn't much help.  They suggested I join a pain control clinic or have my bladder removed (which was NOT an option for me).  They finally got me into a pain control clinic and started me back on the fentyl 25mg patches which after a month I didn't think were helping enough (though I wasn't still screaming into my pillow), so I whined, and was put on morphine sulfate 25 tablets (scared me to death).  I had a reaction to those and threw them up.  Now I am starting over on the fentyl 25 patches (have been on them for three weeks) and hope after moving up to the 50 mg, I will get some relief.  I do not know if this was your situatiion, but if you are in a lot of pain, please talke to your doctor about pain control.

I hope some of this has helped you.  If not, just keep asking questions.  Hopefully the answer is out there somewhere.

 

 

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