How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by beverlyjordan48 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 01:30 AM
Hi, April 2010, I had complete hysterectomy. I was diagnosied with endometrial cancer with reccommended brachy radiation. Intially, after the surgery, there was no problems, but after brachy radiation, the problems began. After radiation therapy in July 2010, I experienced continued diarherra. I stayed on a low residue diet for at least 6 months, but slowly the diarherra disappeared, but nausua began on a continued basis every week to 2 weeks. I have had every test you can imagine. I am presently seeing my radialogist, gastroenterolgist and my gyno onocolgist, but so far other than possibly being diagnosied with acid reflux. The continued attacks of nausa continues every 2 weeks, always in the afternoon. Everytime I have a bowel movement, I start to become naused. When I have the attacks of severe nausa, I have to go to bed and once I have vomited, I then feel better. But, these attacks can take up to 24 to 36 hours. Based on the CT scan, I have adhesions from the radiation.
I need some suggestions as to what can be a solution. I am tired of being sick to my stomach every two weeks and being sick for 24-36 hours. As I mentioned, all the doctors have done every test you can imagine and no results except the possibility of surgery, which is very, very risky. Do not want to go this route.
Is there anyone out there that has had any of these problems from a hysterectomy and radiation treatment? I am at my wits end!
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