Questions and answers for patients with prostate cancer who may need radiation after prostate surgery (prostatectomy)
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  1. Will I be sick from radiation?
  2. Should I be afraid that radiation can damage my body?
  3. Will I feel nausea during and after radiation treatment?
  4. Will I lose my hair?
  5. Will I have diarrhea during radiation or after? How long it will last?
  6. Will I have urinary incontinence?
  7. Will I be impotent?
  8. Will I feel tired during and after radiation treatment? And how long it will last?
  9. Will my body become radioactive?
  10. Is it safe to be around small children and other family members?
  11. Is frequent urination normal after prostate surgery (radical prostatectomy)?
  12. Will I be able to exercise?

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Will I be sick from radiation?

Ewa Szumacher, MD, FPCPC, Med