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Fortunately these side effects are infrequent. Treatment of Epithelial Cancers of the Uterus short time (less than 30 minutes). You can expect to come to radiation oncology, check in, and then wait for your appointment. You undress, put on a gown, and are positioned on the machine. The treatment is given; then you dress and go home. The entire visit should not take more than two hours each day. Another form of radiation is delivered to the vagina, and is called vaginal brachytherapy. Your radiation oncologist will check to make sure that the top of the vagina is completely healed and that there is no evidence of early disease recurrence.
It takes about 6-7 hours for the whole treatment. The steroids you are given make you feel energized the next day but they also kept me from sleeping! Not a good trade-off in that I’m working fulltime. The first time I went, a friend took me which helped pass the time. There are 3-4 pre-medications given and then the cancer drugs (I get carbo/paclitaxel). The facility I go to has two reclining chairs per room so it isn’t like some production line of sick people! The nursing staff—these front line people—are a good resource also for getting a handle on the specific side effects your medications may cause.
Loss of hair on the head, eyebrows, eyelashes, and genitals is distressing and affects a female’s perception of her sexual attractiveness. Chemotherapy-induced early ovarian failure causes menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, sleep problems, vaginal dryness, and mood problems. Vaginal dryness can become a serious medical concern and often leads to painful intercourse on penetration. However, each drug that is used in endometrial cancer can cause specific side effects. Cisplatin can cause profound nausea and vomiting, which may persist as much as 7–10 days out from treatment.