Cervical cancer
posted by Nonie
05 September 2018

Chronic Radiation Coilitis/Enteritis

Last reply: 4 years ago

Hello everybody,
I finished treatment for stage 2b cervical cancer in June 2017. I did quite well for the first six months and then began to experience some mild stomach/bowel issues. In the last six months these issues disimproved. Four weeks ago I experience what Initiall I thought was a case of food poisining. As the symptoms did not clear up after a week I went to my GP who thought I may have had a stomach infection and prescribed antibiotics. These seemed to work initially however after 3 days of normal eating my symptoms became worse and I developed severe constant stomach pain. I am now in hospital having lost 2 stone and after various scans and procedures have been diagnosed with chronic radiation Coilitis/enteritis.
The problem I now have is with the exception of my radiotherapy consultant the other hospital consultants are saying they don't have much experience (apart from the treatment of the symptoms) in the treatment of the condition.
I would really like to hear about the experiences of others diagnosed with this condition and receive info on consultants that are experienced in its treatment.
Thank you.

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commented by Irish Cancer Society
18 September 2018

4 years ago

Dear Nonie,

Thank you so much for your post and sharing what must be very difficult for you. I am very sorry to hear that your are experiencing chronic colitis due to treatment. If you would like to speak to a nurse about how you are feeling or for information on this condition, please call us on the freephone nurseline 1800 200 700.

Kind regards,

Cancer Nurse

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