La gynecologic pelvic oncology refers to malignant pathologies that are located in the pelvic area of women. According to Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM) within the 5 most frequent cancers in women, 3 of them occur in this area: colorectal, uterus and ovaries.
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Pelvic cancer treatment
In the case of the treatment of gynecological cancer in the pelvic area of women, there are usually questions related to the pelvic radiation therapy. The doubts of the patients are usually in relation to the discomfort, side effects and the consequences related to the physical sequelae.
In general, pelvic radiation therapy can affect the menstruation. If there is an excision in the reproductive area, the menopause will be entered and the specialist will inform you of the most common effects of the same. The removal of the uterus It can cause problems with the pelvic floor muscles and / or prolapse, or sagging, of the organs located in the pelvic cavity.
After performing radiotherapy sessions, one of the most frequent effects is the vaginal dryness which can be more intense in the case of already being in the menopause. It is possible to have vaginal bleeding in the first weeks that does not have to be menstruation, we recommend that you consult with your specialist in this case.
Radiation therapy sessions also affect the lymphatic system since in that area there are lymph nodes that can be affected, giving rise to a edema on the woman's legs.