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Continuing to Work While Receiving RT
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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.
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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! = John@newPCa.org (aka) az4peaks
 
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yank31 replied to az4peaks2's response:
John - Thanks. Just what I wanted to know.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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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