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Continuing to Work While Receiving RT
yank31 posted:
Has anyone experienced difficulty continuing to work while undergoing radiation therapy (EBRT)? I understand about 45 treatments are required, one a day, 5 days a week, for about 9 weeks. This is a long time to be off work.
az4peaks2 responded:
Hi Yank, - Nearly all the men who have had a form of EBRT and with whom I have had contact, have continued to work while undergoing the Radiation Therapy that you describe.
Without complications, the most common side- effect reported has been some tired feelings towards the end of the regimen. Good luck! = (aka) az4peaks
yank31 replied to az4peaks2's response:
John - Thanks. Just what I wanted to know.
bogie11 responded:
Have you considered proton therapy? It is the most precise treatment with minimal to zero side effects, and men continue with their normal work if appropriate.
yank31 replied to bogie11's response:
Hi, Bogie

I should have been more clear. I have already had RP surgery, and I may need the EBRT for application to the prostate bed to prevent a rising PSA. I have heard good things about proton beam therapy as primary treatment of the prostate itself, not after the prostate has been removed.
sam1985 replied to yank31's response:
Hi Yank, I am in total agreement with john as to what he says and for that tired feeling towards the regimen you can definitely have a word with any cancer therapist. I too did the same thing in Tulsa . if not eventually that feel will also go off!!

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