• Hip fraction from Radiation

    Asked by lsweetn on Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    Hip fraction from Radiation

    My dad finished up radiation for his prostate 8 months ago, 2 weeks ago he fractured his hip. Are the two related? Has anyone had this issue?

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    • Vivenia's Avatar

      I'm so sorry your father, and your family are going through these hard times. Hopefully you and your father's medical team can help help him heal and rebuild some strength.

      I don't have any personal experience with radiation, but an internet search yielded some study results. I hate reading the abstracts of the scientific papers, but I did find a thesis paper that mentions some of these studies. I only read a page or two but it looks like they've seen a correlation between radiation for some types of cancer and hip fracture in women. If you read through maybe there will be some helpful information... I hope so at least. http://etd.lib.clemson.edu/documents/1211387053/umi-clemson-1558.pdf

      over 6 years ago
    • tspoon's Avatar

      Probably has to do with mestasis if it is a factor.

      over 6 years ago
    • Rick721's Avatar

      I am still looking at options for my own prostate cancer treatment. I had an appointment with a radiation oncologist last week and he did mention that the pelvic bones and particularly the head of the femur can be affected by the radiation. This is the second radiation oncologist I've seen, and the first one did not mention that at all. I am very disappointed in the fact that they seem reluctant to say too much about side effects. I have not done any further research on this yet, but it is a concern to me.

      over 6 years ago
    • Sylvertng's Avatar

      I had radiation beam therapy from August 12 to October 12. After 3 weeks of treatments I ended up with a blood clot in my left leg and severe back pain. Two months later I still have back pain and I now have issues with my balance. Recently they fitted me for custom plastic braces and a knee brace. They want to give me shots in the back and then do oblation surgery. I have a radiation burn in the area where my back is hurting. I believe my spine was burned during the treatments. They also irradiated my pelvic area and lymph nodes in that area. Hope this helps out in your quest to find out what happened.

      over 6 years ago

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