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Table 3 Late genitourinary toxicity

From: Late toxicity and five year outcomes after high-dose-rate brachytherapy as a monotherapy for localized prostate cancer

   Late Last late§
Symptom Grade n (%) n (%)
Dysuria 0 23 (64) 36 (100)
  1 8 (22) 0 (0)
  2 5 (14) 0 (0)
Incontinence 0 29 (81 ) 33 (92)
  1 7 (19) 3 (8)
Retention 0 19 (53) 27 (75)
  1 3 (9) 6 (17)
  2 7 (19) 3 (8)
  3 7 (19) 0 (0.0)
Frequency/urgency 0 16 (44) 25 (70)
  1 13 (36) 7 (19)
  2 6 (17) 4 (11)
  3 1 (3) 0 (0.0)
Hematuria 0 28 (78) 34 (94)
  1 4 (11) 1 (3)
  2 4 (11) 2 (3)
Highest GU* 0 11 (31) 21 (58)
  1 8 (22) 9 (25)
  2 10 (28) 6 (17)
  3 7 (19) 0 (0)
  1. Abbreviations: GU genitourinary, *The highest toxicity in a patient was counted as a single event, > 3 months after completion of therapy, §Incidence of late toxicity at last follow-up visit.