Radiation Complications from Gynecologic & Urologic Cancers
Cancers of the bladder, cervix, vagina, prostate, colon and rectum may require surgery. Houston Methodist’s specialists have expertise in vaginal, urological and bowel reconstruction. Goals include function restoration and body image preservation.
Additionally, radiation therapy to treat gynecological, urological and soft tissue tumors can hinder or prevent wound healing near the pelvic, perineal or genital areas. Radiation also affects blood vessels near wounds and interferes with antibiotic delivery, which makes infection treatment difficult.
Treatment for Radiation Complications
- Pelvic floor muscle stimulation
- Wound coverage
- Penile and scrotum reconstruction
- Vaginal reconstruction
- Bladder reconstruction