Why In The Process Of Cervical Cancer Radiotherapy Stage 3B, So Can Not Move And Talk?
Permission to ask, my mother is in the process of radiotherapy for stage 3b cervical cancer. The first 5 days of radiotherapy went on, my mother could not move and talk, but was still conscious and responded even a little. Is that the effect of radiotherapy? Then are there any suggestions for handling that must be done so that during radiotherapy the condition of the body remains strong and stable. thank you
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Radiotherapy is one of the treatment options for cancer sufferers. Radiotherapy can be given through X-ray rays or from the administration of drugs that are inserted into the body through blood vessels. The goal of radiotherapy is to kill cancer cells so they do not progress. Radiotherapy is carried out in various stages and with doses adjusted to the degree of the disease. Generally high doses are often intended for cases of tumors / cancers that tend to be malignant. Although radiotherapy is specifically for abnormal cells / tumor cells, it does not rule out the possibility that normal cells that are near / around the tumor cells can also be exposed to radiation even at a low dose / level.
Side effects of radiotherapy will vary per patient. Generally radiotherapy will cause side effects including digestive disorders such as nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, menstrual disorders, hair loss, skin disorders such as irritation, itching, dry skin, disorders around the vagina, swelling of the wrong limbs, nerve disorders , muscle weakness, bleeding, etc.
If your mother has a complaint that makes it difficult to move and talk, it is better to do the examination and re-evaluation whether related to radiotherapy or due to other diseases. Conducting consultations and examinations with specialist doctors who deal with your mother directly can help to assess the exact cause.
Radiotherapy is a management of chronic diseases that require a stable body condition. To help maintain body condition, try to get enough rest at home, consume healthy and nutritious food, meet fluid needs and avoid stress / fatigue. Consumption of medicines that have been prescribed are related to the illness. Recovery with physiotherapy may be needed to restore bodily functions to the way they were before, but in this case an evaluation and medical consideration is needed from a doctor who deals directly with your mother.
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