• I would like to hear from other women with uterine cancer regarding residual effects from radiation.

    Asked by Beaner54 on Saturday, October 20, 2012

    I would like to hear from other women with uterine cancer regarding residual effects from radiation.

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    • Joachima's Avatar

      I had internal radiation with no side effects. Initially, I was told that I would need external radiation, which I was going to refuse because of side effects that I have read about on line. I discussed it with my oncologist, who said that if I was cancer free following a pet scan, then I would be ok with the internal - so thankful to God - that the test came back - no evidence of disease.

      about 4 years ago
    • 2fizz's Avatar

      I had(have?) Stage IIIc Endometrial Ca meaning it spread to my lymph nodes. I had both external & internal radiation. It was very rough on me, nausea and diarrhea to the point I lost 40lbs and they had to interrupt the schedule a couple of times to give my body a rest.

      That was almost 2 yrs ago. I am still fatigued to the point that I don't do much more than lay around all day. That may be due to my lack of discipline in getting myself back in shape which I intend to start trying again when this Frankenstorm is over.

      I also have more nausea and vomiting than before but bearable. Apparently the radiation disrupted my digestive system but not to the point of major annoyance. It also adversely influenced my lower back.

      Even though the process was tough for me, it got rid of the cancer and I would do it again if I had to. Have you had your raddiation yet?

      almost 4 years ago
    • NJZ62's Avatar

      I had 3 internal treatments (brachytherapy) when I was first diagnosed 2+ years ago (post hysto).

      I thought my only side effect was some scarring of the vaginal cuff, but found out when the cancer came back this past Aug that either radiation or surgery had scarred up my ureters where they meet the bladder. In Oct I found out that there are some adhesions pulling my colon somewhat askew, which led to short hospital stay for partial bowel obstruction (which I will now be more susceptible to having again.)

      Reminds me - I've been lax about using the dialator since my cancer came back - not my favorite pasttime!

      almost 4 years ago
    • lchapman2000's Avatar

      I have had major digestive issues as a result of chemo/radiation. I have been diagnosed with gastroparesis and can no longer eat anything. I have lost over 80 pounds since my hysterectomy. However, 40 of it has been in the last 2 months. I am now waiting to have a gastric stimulator placed in my stomach so that I can once again digest food.

      almost 4 years ago

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