"Radiation therapy for cervical cancer increases risk for colorectal cancer"

I don't know anything about cervical cancer, my focus being colorectal but this may be of import to some of you here

http://medicalxpress.com/print316951313.html

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  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 2,999 Member
    Thank you for this link.  I

    Thank you for this link.  I didn't have cervical cancer but as a uterine cancer patient who had internal and external radiation to the pelvis it was very interesting. 
    I do not know the radiation treatment cervical cancer patients recieve and would be interested in hearing that.  I know when my radiologist showed me what they use for internal radiation for cervical cancer I immediately thought how medieval it looked and wanted to cry for all these sisters.  I had a former colleague die from Cervical cancer just as I was dx with my cancer. 

    Radiation scared me more than chemo and the possible side effects from radiation terrified me. 

  • TraceyUSA
    TraceyUSA Member Posts: 316
    Interesting....

    I am over here from the anal cancer board.  This is interesting.  I hope you don't mind me copying it.  I'm sure there's a risk for all who've received pelvic radiaton.

  • CharBear05
    CharBear05 Member Posts: 3
    Thank you so much for sharing

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I think it's very important for women to know ALL the facts about treatment before deciding whether or not to proceed with it.