Radiation Cystitis Treatments
There are currently no universally effective established therapies for this serious condition. If you are diagnosed with RC, your healthcare professional or specialist will work with you to find a treatment plan that meets your needs. Early diagnosis of RC and management of RC symptoms are crucial to improving condition prognosis. The goals of RC management is to control symptoms and ease pain.
Acute symptoms of radiation cystitis generally respond to treatment such as anticholinergic medications and analgesics. Severe complications of radiation injuries are difficult to manage because they tend to be chronic or recurrent and are occasionally refractory to therapy. To date, our understanding is that the available literature suggests that hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy yields the most consistent results with chronic RC.
We advocate for new treatments to be made available to patients as soon as possible.