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radiation induced proctitis

I had prostate cancer in 2007 and was treated with radiation. Shortly after I started having urgency with bowel movements. In March 2007 I had a colonoscopy and was diagnosed proctitis caused by radiation burns. I took Asecol for one month with no results so the Dr prescribed Canasa suppositories. The bleeding and mucus decreased but the pain is now intense at times and the b. m. urgency is still there.
My question is:
I would like to hear from other people who have the same maladies and how have you treated it ?

Thank You
2travelers


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