Preventing vaginal stenosis after brachytherapy for gynaecological cancer: an overview of Australian practices.

@article{Lancaster2004PreventingVS,
  title={Preventing vaginal stenosis after brachytherapy for gynaecological cancer: an overview of Australian practices.},
  author={Letitia Lancaster},
  journal={European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={30-9}
}
Despite advances in brachytherapy techniques in recent years, patients still experience a variety of treatment-related complications. Vaginal stenosis is a recognised toxicity of brachytherapy for the treatment of gynaecological cancer. It can result in long-term sexual dysfunction and painful vaginal examinations; however, it is generally accepted that it may be prevented by regular sexual intercourse or the use of vaginal dilators. The incidence of vaginal stenosis is variably reported in the… CONTINUE READING

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