Treatment plan for cervical cancer tumors can have an impact on your sex-life.
You might find that your treatment brings on an early menopause if you have not yet had your menopause. This can take place for those who have:
- outside radiotherapy
- your ovaries removed with surgery
Your doctor might recommend making your ovaries behind for those who haven't had your menopause, but that's not at all times feasible. Having your ovaries eliminated may cause a menopause that is immediate.
Radiotherapy may cause a very early menopause because it stops your ovaries from working. Ovaries create intercourse hormones. They stop creating these hormones during the normal menopause.
For a few females you are able to go the ovaries out from the certain area what your location is having radiotherapy (the radiotherapy industry). Your doctor may do this with keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery. This may make it possible to stop you from going right through a very early menopause. Your medical professional will discuss should this be a choice for your needs.
The observable symptoms of the menopause as a result of cancer tumors treatment are identical as those of a normal menopause, nonetheless they could be more intense if it comes on suddenly. You may have:
- hot flushes and sweating
- genital dryness
- low depression or mood
- Loss of self and confidence esteem
- thinning bones
- loss in libido
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
In the event your treatment causes a very early menopause, talk to the doctor to see whenever you can have HRT.