Radiation proctitis

What is Radiation proctitis?

Radiotherapy is used for many cancers like leukemia, lymphoma,breast & prostrate. Radiotherapy works by causing cell death.Radiotherapy works non-specifically and kills both cancer & normal cells.Modern radiotherapy methods limit surrounding cell death by limiting 'dispersion' and 'shields'.Inflammation of anus(proctitis) occurs during therapy & can cause pain and bleeding.Anal lining is delicate.

Questions and answers on "Radiation proctitis"

In 2013 I was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer with radiation . Six to seven months later (Jan 2014), I began experiencing lower GI...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Normal to get radiation proctitis...

Detailed Answer:
Hi there XXXXXXX

I have gone through your medical history and feel sorry for...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Hello.........I am a cancer survivor ...ovarian and lung....no chemo in either case but the ovarian required radiation treatments.. I have been...

doctor1 MD

Hi, let us hope for the best, It is the metastasis of the cancer cells, to the rectum, and there is every possibility of further spread. But time...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

what can b done severs diarea

doctor1 MD

Hi, welcome.

Unfortunately, there is little to do in severe radiation colitis. For control of side effects of radiation therapy, treatment has to...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on Radiation proctitis

Ask Question
Doctor Image

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Drugs/Medications
Related Treatment/Therapy
Related Procedures