Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

Care After

Refer to this sheet in the next few weeks. These instructions provide you with information on caring for yourself after your procedure. Your caregiver may also give you more specific instructions. Your treatment has been planned according to current medical practices, but problems sometimes occur. Call your caregiver if you have any problems or questions after your procedure.

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Only take over-the-counter or prescription medicines for pain, discomfort, or fever as directed by your caregiver.

  • Keep all follow-up appointments as directed by your caregiver.

SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • You have persistent or increasing nausea.

  • You have persistent blood in your stools.

  • You have abdominal swelling (distention) or tenderness.

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • You have a fever or persistent symptoms for more than 72 hours.

  • You have a fever and your symptoms suddenly get worse.

  • You have trouble urinating or are unable to urinate.

  • You have burning with urination or develop cloudy urine.

  • You develop any problems that seem to be getting worse.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.