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cathrine (@cathrine)

Effects of Radiation on Anal and Vaginal tissue.

Colorectal Cancer | Last Active: Oct 27, 2023 | Replies (17)

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@colleenyoung

@cathrine, I added your question to the colorectal cancer support group. I'm tagging other members like @joan19 @wilcy @soniamckenzie @marty28 @kerryos @amariewilkinson @trishdep189 @happygrandpa who have experience with anal cancer and who can add their thoughts and tips.

Cathrine, how are you doing? Has the skin improved?

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Thank you, Coleen. I’m in my final 6th week of treatment, so side efffects are pretty intense. I am treating the vaginal lesions with a prescription for sterile Lidocaine gel. For lesions around my anus, I’m using a barrier cream. These topical treatments plus pain meds are getting me through this intense period. No way around it: radiation causes collateral damage, so managing the symptoms is the best we can do.
Thanks for checking in.