How often to see doctor after Brachy
I had brachytherapy 3 years ago. My psa has been decliing steadily from 3.5 to 0.6 now. For the most part i have no symptoms. But...... starting at 24 months after the Brachy, about once a month or so, for a day or 2, i will get anal bleeding. The cancer doctor referred me to a proctologist. the Procto said after an optical exam that i have some mild radiation proctitis in the colon near the anus. He gave me some suppositories, but that seemed to have no effect. I can live with this side effect. I have 2 questions for you. 1. How many of you who had BRachy have had anal issues similar to this, and has it stayed the same, improved or gotten worse over the years and 2. After seeing the Cancer Doctor 2x a year for 3 years, i notice that all he does is give me the "glove" and ask me how am i doing. He doesnt seem to be of much use. I am wondering how many of you stop seeing your cancer doctor and just monitor your Psa number? In my case, I am thinking of just seeing my proctologist as needed as this is the area i am having some symptoms.