Gynecological Cancer Rehabilitation
Donna Sarna Physiotherapy can play an important role in rehabilitation for women whom have undergone treatment for gynecological cancers including uterine, endometrial, ovarian, and cervical. Pain in the abdomen, back, pelvis and hips can occur for a variety of reasons and is often associated with adhesions and scarring that develops around the incision as a result of the surgery and/or radiation. It can also be a result of irritation to nerves in the pelvis, which may be entrapped by scar tissue or potentially cut during surgery. Posture is often altered as we guard areas that are restricted and painful. Symptoms vary between individuals based on many factors (ie. location of cancer, type of surgery, radiation).