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Impacts of radiation therapy on PD symptoms


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#1 Dancing Bear

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 10:48 PM

Hello doctor. I have just started a 44 session radiation therapy course for stage 1 low grade prostate cancer. Other than the advertised urinary side effects (which overlap with PD and BPH symptoms) and fatigue in the later weeks is there any possibility of the other PD symptoms worsening during radiation?

Thanks as always for your time!
Male, Age 63,  DIagnosed PD April 2013, DatScan + Symptoms  
Meds start June 2014   (Sinemet  25/100  1 Tab 4x/Day,  Requip 6mg ER 1 Tab/Day)
Diagnosed OSA July 2013    Using CPAP with good results
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#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:57 PM

Most of my patients do well with radiation for prostate cancer but sometimes the PD symptoms worsen just from the stress and anxiety.  If the symptoms worsen, be sure to see the doc for a med adjustment.  Also stay hydrated and consider the possibility of a urinary track infection.

Michael S. Okun, M.D.

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