Dec 02, 2012 - 3:44 pm
I finished treatment (radiation and chemo) in May 2011 for anal cancer. I had acute radiation enteritis while I was going thru treatment, and now 1&1/2 years later I have been diagnosed with chronic radiation enteritis after having many bouts of bowel obstruction. The last bout landed me in the hospital for three days this past week. The obstruction cleared itself, and I am home but very scared of having another bout - exttreme pain, vomiting, etc. Doctors say it is very dangerous to operate after radiation, but I was seen by a surgeon who will be ordering a lot of tests to see if the narrow spots/and or adhesions can be located. Are there others out there with this problem, and if so how are you dealing with it?