Pelvic Radiation Disease

pializ
pializ Member Posts: 508 Member

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Documents/AboutUs/Health_professionals/P215TRMGIBooklet_AW.pdf

This is guidance for professionals for GI symptoms post pelvic radiation.

i hope the link works

Liz

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  • TraceyUSA
    TraceyUSA Member Posts: 316
    Thank you for sharing

    I just went over this quickly and found it very interesting!  I will save it for future reference.  We can never have too much information.

  • pializ
    pializ Member Posts: 508 Member
    TraceyUSA said:

    Thank you for sharing

    I just went over this quickly and found it very interesting!  I will save it for future reference.  We can never have too much information.

    Pelvic radiation disease

    this article lists the different GI symptoms & how they should be addressed differently to others who have not had pelvic radiation. It indicates what tests are needed & what constitutes a medical emergency

  • mp327
    mp327 Member Posts: 4,440 Member
    pializ said:

    Pelvic radiation disease

    this article lists the different GI symptoms & how they should be addressed differently to others who have not had pelvic radiation. It indicates what tests are needed & what constitutes a medical emergency

    Liz

    I haven't had a chance to read this information yet, but I thank you for posting.  We have a new member in this group who is currently dealing with serious issues related to Pelvic Radiation Disease and I hope she sees this post.  Thanks!

    Martha

  • jcruz
    jcruz Member Posts: 379 Member
    thanks

    Thank you so much for posting this.

    Janet

  • mp327
    mp327 Member Posts: 4,440 Member
    jcruz said:

    thanks

    Thank you so much for posting this.

    Janet

    Liz

    I have been reading through this information and am finding it to be very interesting and quite informative, even though I am not a nurse, doctor or other healthcare provider.  One thing that stands out as I quickly read through it was the frequent statement about not doing biopsy if the patient has received pelvic radiation.  It even appears in bold print, so I think it is quite an important bit of advice.  My radiation oncologist and colorectal surgeon are both against doing biopsies in radiated tissue, unless absolutely necessary and the need is backed up by testing prior to the biopsy. 

    I am going to post a link to this site on one of the other online support groups I'm in, as I think it contains some very excellent information.  Thank you so much for posting!

    Martha

  • Cibbig
    Cibbig Member Posts: 5
    Thanks for sharing this...Im

    Thanks for sharing this...Im gonna read up now! 

  • eihtak
    eihtak Member Posts: 1,470 Member
    pializ.....

    Thank you so much for this information. It is another reason this site is so beneficial, as much of the knowledge we gain here would be otherwise not known. I have only been skimming it but will take time this week to read through.

    katheryn

  • nonichol
    nonichol Member Posts: 170
    Laser surgery

    So, I am having cervix laser surgery in a couple weeks. I had it in 97, no big deal. i hope post radiotion it will also be no big deal. They want to knock me out because they have a hard time with seeing cervix due to radation effect shrinking my insides. HPV stinks. 

  • mp327
    mp327 Member Posts: 4,440 Member
    nonichol said:

    Laser surgery

    So, I am having cervix laser surgery in a couple weeks. I had it in 97, no big deal. i hope post radiotion it will also be no big deal. They want to knock me out because they have a hard time with seeing cervix due to radation effect shrinking my insides. HPV stinks. 

    nonichol

    Good luck with your surgery.  I hope all will go well for you.

    Martha

  • pializ
    pializ Member Posts: 508 Member
    mp327 said:

    nonichol

    Good luck with your surgery.  I hope all will go well for you.

    Martha

    Bump

    This is the article re biopsy post treatment

  • Ouch_Ouch_Ouch
    Ouch_Ouch_Ouch Member Posts: 508 Member
    Bristol Stool Scale Chart.

    Here is the Wikipedia article about the chart, including the chart itself, mentioned on page 15 of the algorithm: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_stool_scale

    i'm glad to see that this constellation of problems following pelvic radiation is recognized in the UK as a real disorder. So far, I haven't it seen mentioned as such on websites originating in the USA.

    I'm going to give it to my MDs and their nurses. Thank you.