Laser Vaginal Therapy to Ease Cancer Treatment Side Effects
Cancer is defined as a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to spread or invade other parts of the body. Men and women all over the United States are affected by this health condition every year. The most common types of cancer that affect women include breast cancer, basal cell cancer, melanoma, colon cancer, lung cancer, leukemia and lymphoma. Many forms of advanced stage cancers must be treated with surgical removal of the affected structure, chemotherapy, hormone therapy or radiation therapy. Some cancer treatment side effects include an early onset of menopause or menopause-related symptoms, including vaginal dryness, burning and itching. Mona Lisa Partners is available to assist any woman living in the Dallas, Plano and Frisco, Texas communities suffering from troublesome vaginal atrophy symptoms with MonaLisa Touch™ laser vaginal therapy.
Vaginal Atrophy as a Cancer Treatment Side Effect
Menopause and its associated symptoms typically begin during a woman’s mid-40s to mid-50s. At that time, the human body begins to produce less estrogen. A shift in estrogen levels causes countless women to experience hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, itching and burning and painful sexual intercourse.
Certain cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or ovarian removal, can cause menopausal symptoms or early menopause during and after treatment because of lower estrogen levels. One of the most common cancer treatment side effects includes vaginal atrophy. With decreased levels of estrogen flowing through the body, the vagina has a difficult time maintaining healthy tissue. Estrogen levels play an important role in vagina health by keeping the vaginal walls thick and elastic. When a decline in the hormone occurs, the vaginal walls usually become thinner and drier, causing painful intercourse and vaginal dryness, itching and burning.
Relieving cancer treatment side effects is an important part of the overall treatment process. If a woman experiences vaginal atrophy symptoms, a physician may recommend estrogen creams, vaginal lubricants or vaginal moisturizers. Certain women may not find these treatment options effective long-term. In these cases, MonaLisa Touch laser vaginal therapy may be the answer.
MonaLisa Touch™ Laser Vaginal Therapy
MonaLisa Touch laser vaginal therapy utilizes controlled CO2 energy to the vaginal tissue with a special probe. The CO2 energy is responsible for revitalizing the vaginal tissue cells and jump-starting collagen production. The additional collagen in the tissue helps alleviate the painful symptoms of vaginal atrophy associated with many cancer treatments.
If your cancer treatment side effects include vaginal atrophy symptoms, please contact the Dallas, Plano and Frisco, Texas area office of Mona Lisa Partners for additional information on the MonaLisa Touch™ laser vaginal therapy.