A support/discussion group for people who have suffered damage by radiotherapy treatment for cancer. This is often termed late radiation damage, as it becomes evident some time after radiotherapy has finished. The transient side effects most people get will probably have subsided.
It is indicated by a variety of symptoms according to where the radiotherapy was required. If abdominal or pelvic radiotherapy was required, it may have caused bowel damage, and is sometimes termed radiation enteritis. Bones may also be weakened wherever radiation was applied, be it pelvic or in the chest/neck, or elsewhere.
Damage occurs far more frequently than is commonly realised, even by doctors.
Please do join with us once you have received membership approval, and post your story, questions or experiences . Other people are suffering the same as you and can share experience. Let's keep the dialogue going!
Your membership will be initially moderated, meaning a small delay in your message getting to the group. Once unmoderated, your messages will only take as long as Yahoo take to process it.
Please be aware that we do not accept posts that advertise commercial products or services other than those included within the context of a normal helpful supportive post. We reserve the right to delete such posts and change the membership status of those who do.
Please see our main website at www.late-effects-radiotherapy.co.uk
- Health Care
- Jan 30, 2003
- This is a restricted group.
- Attachments are not permitted.
- Members cannot hide email address.
- Listed in Yahoo Groups directory.
- Membership requires approval.
- Messages from new members require approval.
- All members can post messages.