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radiation therapy to pelvis and side effects

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I have colon cancer and recently had radiation therapy to my pelvis. I had my last radiation on Dec 22 and I'm now having an odorous (sorry if this is gross) discharge from my vagina, is this a side effect? Should i call my oncologist, radiation oncologist or gyn? Any help would be great. THanks!

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Joined: May 2009

The radiation kills off a lot of good cells as well as the bad. It sounds like your body is shedding these, but do not mess around with this. Call your docs asap! Good luck.

jazzy1's picture
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Joined: Mar 2010

I had 33 external rad to pelvic area - uterine cancer. I had bowel issues nothing in the vaginal area. Yes definitely, if you've not done this yet, call your doc.

Good luck!

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