Health challenges after treatment

Discuss physical challenges that occur six months after treatment and beyond, and help others understand the ongoing dynamic changes caused by radiation to the pelvis and chemotherapy. These chronic and often permanent changes continue to manifest for years after treatment and it can be difficult to understand the changes going on in ones body.


Ouch 1999 - now but still smiling ( or is that grimacing ) .

  • By Basset7416 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • Hi all, I was diagnosed with stage 3b in 1999. The tumour was the size of a coke can with an outstretched hand on it. I had been to my GP ( IBS?? I know where my vagina is and the difference between ...

Suggestions please!!

  • By mlrdvm1 · New reply April 6, 2014
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  • I have had a radical hysterectomy 2 1/2 years ago due to cervical cancer. My ovaries still remain. I have had papsmears done every 3 months for last 2 years and they have all been negative. Sept 2013 ...

cervical cancer

  • By hotsoldier94 · New reply April 4, 2014
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  • Hi guys,i have been in remission with a year from cervical cancer i immediately went through the menopause and am on hrt ,but this morning while going to the toilet i seen i am bleeding again,now i have ...

pelvic lymphedema

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  • By karenekell (Inactive) · New reply March 26, 2014
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  • Hi, I am 3+ weeks post radical hysterectomy, with removal of pelvic lymph nodes. I am having terrible swelling and discomfort in my very upper thighs and in vulva/pubic area. I don't know if this is something ...

HELP! :( Post LLETZ (LEEP) and feeling depressed & no sexdrive

katrinaljay (Inactive)
  • By katrinaljay (Inactive) · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Its been 7 weeks since the op. i had CIN3. i feel like crying all the time for no reason. i feel very depressed, and i have no sex drive. I feel useless and so sorry for my partner. I am truly not usually ...

Urinating pain after radiation

  • By Roblyin · Posted February 27, 2014
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  • It's going on two years since my treatment for uterine/cervical cancer. I had 5 weeks of external radiation and three treatments of brachytherapy, 5 weeks of chemo and a radical hysterectomy. During my ...

help please tvh

  • By gdub · New reply February 23, 2014
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  • i am going through labor pain having to pass a bm, yall it hurt so bad that my rectum is feeling pain as well. im drinking prune juice,, eating green apples, and taking Colace and gasx this pain starts ...

Advice on gi tract changes after treatment?

  • By Marymarie · New reply February 18, 2014
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  • Does anyone have any helpful ideas or answers about where to turn for relief from gastrointetsinal and bowel issues after treatment? I was treated for cervical cancer in 1999. Radical hysterectomy, followed ...

post radiation problems ?

  • By pkgetch · New reply February 4, 2014
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  • Hi I was diagnosed with non Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2002 and in the past 3 years have had pain in my left hip down my leg to my foot that feels like someone is peeling off the top layer of skin sometimes ...

Fertility Mel 1

  • By comeon · New reply January 29, 2014
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  • Has anyone been able to get pregnant after using the Mel 1 theraputic vaccine? Or experienced any other side effects? Thanks for your time ...

Leep and cervical cancer

  • By mrssidener1 · New reply January 28, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Hi I just had my first leep done 3 weeks ago and have not felt right since. The first week I was very sick and nauseas with a high fever( I never get fevers) and spotting. Very tired. The second week ...

HELP! 3mos after cerv. remission, i got into a fight and i BLED a TINY amt

  • By nyslonce · New reply January 25, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Help, if someone please can answer me... I'm so embarrassed to tell my ObGYN. I got into a fight at a bar a few days ago, probably 5 days ago, and I remember someone punched my stomach and my side is ...


  • By jm2013 · New reply January 11, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • hello ! I was wondering how many of you on here have had the MEL 1 vaccine in Mexico and had successful results ...

Abnormal test result after 2 years

  • By Elai · New reply December 20, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • I just received a call from my oncologist-my latest pap smear appears to be abnormal-my last brachytherapy treatment was 2 years ago and all of my checkups have been clear-I am so scared right now-even ...

Anyone else go through this?

  • By MommieDances · New reply December 5, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • I had a cold knife cone done back in July - it was a large one according to my doctor but my margins came back clean so its all good. I bled for probably 6-8 weeks afterwards, but finally things got back ...

Constant pain - am i alone in this???

  • By nglemza · New reply December 2, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • I am now 35 and was diagnosed with stage 2A cervical cancer with one positive lymphnode in Dec. 2010. I had a paraorticlymphendectomy. I underwent 25 fantastic rounds of external beam radiation, combined ...

After all is said and done

  • By vos · New reply November 25, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Hey all, Thought I'd give my thoughts about my post-cancer experience. I'm 31 and I had a rare clear cell cancer in the endo-cervical canal diagnosed late April this year. After early detection it was ...

Cervical Cancer Long Term After Effects

  • By bip2beep · New reply November 18, 2013
  • 40 replies
  • In July and August of 2012. I was treated for Stage 3B Adenocarcinoma Cervical Cancer. It has been a year and I'm experiencing a lot of pain in my pelvis area, hips, legs, and lower back. I also seem ...

pelvic, sciatic, hip pain

  • By Coffeenut · New reply November 16, 2013
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  • HEllo. I had a hysterectomy in 2008 and was told path clear for uterine cancer. Two yrs later had vaginal bleeding. Gyn found biopsied several lesions on vaginal cuff which proved to berecurrent uterine ...

Miscarriage with shirodka stitch in place after vaginal trachelectomy

  • By natali · New reply November 8, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • My first IFV attempt resulted in pregnancy but my baby stopped growing at 5-6 weeks - I was told at 7 week scan. I waited to miscarry naturally for 2 w 2d but nothing happened. I came to hospital yesterday ...

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