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Re: Routine for radiation treatment

CJ,
The objective is to have a full bladder during the radiation treatment and it should be the same fullness as when they are doing the pre-treatment scan. I would just have my morning coffee about 45 minutes before treatment, drink a bit of water on the way and I was guaranteed to have a full bladder but not painfully full. Ask your doctor if you can reduce your water drinking but you will make sure you have a full bladder for the treatment and he will probably say that that is fine.

Re: Routine for radiation treatment

A full bladder is needed to keep everything in the same place as when you had your pre opp. scan. Coffe is often on the banned list as caffine apears to irate the bladder a little Good luck

Re: Routine for radiation treatment

The foods were not actually banned (at least where I got radiated) but are listed as foods to eliminate if you are having problems. Coffee may even protect against some radiation damage as suggested in some papers but that really hasn't been proven.

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