May 19, 2010 - 7:32 am
Based on posts I'd read here I thought it would be a good idea to go see my gynecologist to ensure that I do not end up with some of the problems and issues that others have run into. Also, I've been having a small amount of discharge that I wanted to have checked. And
The discharge is supposedly pus and she put me on an antibiotic. The bumps she claims are sebacious cysts - these were not there prior to cancer treatment. The piece that has me drastically concerned is that she has noticed white patches that she immediately thought were cancerous wanted to biopsy. Since I had no female issues prior to treatment for cancer I thought that was extreme and we settled on hormone therapy for two months. You can imagine how I feel after this. The time following treatment is difficult enough mentally without getting another kick in the rear.It is hard for me to imagine that radiation therapy could immediately cause another form of cancer. I'm thinking that this is strictly radiation damage that will improve with time, but also wonder if radiation could have caused a condition caused Lichen Sclerosis.
Anyway I'm calling my Radiation Oncologist today, and I'm going to request a referral to a Gynecology Oncologist who should have more experience with radiation damage and other conditions or gynecological issues related to treatment for cancer.
If any of you have had similar issues or experiences can you share them? Surely I am not the only one running into this... very discouraging. I want to end this on a positive note though since I'm a glass is half full type - it does not appear that I have the shrinkage and stricture issues - YEAH!
Thanks to everyone,