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radiation proctitis

[ray-dee-A-shun prok-tie-tis] a possible side effect of radiation therapy to the pelvic area. There is inflammation of the rectum and anus and problems can include pain, frequent bowel movements, bowel urgency, bleeding, chronic burning, or rectal leakage. See also anus, pelvis, radiation therapy, rectum.

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer

... Bowel problems: Radiation can irritate the large intestine and rectum
and lead to a condition called radiation proctitis. This ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-radiation-therapy

Radiation therapy for endometrial cancer

... Radiation can also cause similar changes in the intestine. When there is
rectal irritation or bleeding, it is called radiation proctitis. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/detailedguide/endometrial-uterine-cancer-treating-radiation

Side effects of radiation to specific areas

... usually go away within a week or 2 of the last radiation treatment. ... and bleeding
can result if the colon or rectum is affected (colitis or proctitis). ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-side-effectsof-radiationto-specific-areas

Radiation therapy for anal cancer | American Cancer Society

... Radiation can damage blood vessels that nourish the lining of the rectum and
lead to chronic radiation proctitis (inflammation of the lining of the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/analcancer/detailedguide/anal-cancer-treating-radiation-therapy

Radiation therapy for anal cancer

... blood vessels that nourish the lining of the rectum, which can lead to the lining
of the rectum becoming inflamed (chronic radiation proctitis). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/analcancer/overviewguide/anal-cancer-overview-treating-radiation

Cancer Glossary

... See also cancer care team. radiation proctitis Search [ray-dee-A-shun
prok-tie-tis]. a possible side effect of radiation therapy to the pelvic area. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=r

Radiation Therapy Principles

... usually go away within a week or 2 of the last radiation treatment. ... and bleeding
can result if the colon or rectum is affected (colitis or proctitis). ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003019-pdf.pdf

Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

... Radiation can also cause similar changes in the intestine. When there is
rectal irritation or bleeding, it is called radiation proctitis. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003097-pdf.pdf

Prostate Cancer

... Bowel problems: Radiation can irritate the large intestine and rectum
and lead to a condition called radiation proctitis. This ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003134-pdf.pdf

Anal Cancer

... to chronic radiation proctitis (inflammation of the lining of the rectum).
This can cause rectal bleeding and pain. • Radiation ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003083-pdf.pdf