Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program.
Nova Scotia Health Authority
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Radiation to the pelvis is used to treat cancer of the cervix, ovary, vagina, vulva, endometrium (uterus), bladder, rectum and anus. This booklet is for people with vaginas who are going to have, or who have had, any type of radiation to the pelvis. Pelvic radiation can cause side effects, including narrowing and shortening of the vagina. This booklet explains how to prevent and manage this narrowing and shortening using a vaginal dilator. A vaginal dilator is a tube that is inserted into the v…