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    lsweetn asked a questionProstate Cancer

    Hip fraction from Radiation

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      tspoon

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

      over 3 years ago
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      Rick721

      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 3 years ago
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      Sylvertng

      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.

      almost 3 years ago
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    Question: Shark Cartilage

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    lsweetn asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Shark Cartilage

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      carm

      lsweetn,
      Hello, I am an oncology nurse and yes, I have heard of Shark Cartilage. It is beneficial in that it has antiangiogenesis properties much like Avastin, a biologic, alhough not as potent or expensive. I think it is a great addition to compliment a treatment and I do recommend it often to my patients. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 3 years ago
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    Oh No