May 09, 2011 - 11:25 am
I was wondering whether any of the women here who had vaginal brachytherapy as their only radiation treatment have suffered any long-term side effects? I finished treatment in December '08 and still have minor bowel problems: when I have to go, I have to go NOW; if I eat too many raw greens (large salads, kale; I eat several large salads a day), I have diarrhea. Taking probiotics and psyllium helps somewhat, at least in preventing the diarrhea.
This all might be unrelated to treatment and a symptom of the irritable bowel syndrome that I've suffered off and on. Nevertheless, I was told by my radiation oncologist that vaginal brachytherapy had no long-term side effects; and I am just not buying it.
I hope everyone had a fantastic Mother's Day and that the weather where you are is as gorgeous as it is today in NYC.