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Treating Vaginal Atrophy in Cancer Survivors

blonde-cancer-survivor-short-hairIf you are a cancer survivor and are struggling with symptoms of vaginal atrophy (vaginal dryness, burning, itching, painful intercourse, etc) please schedule a consultation and let us tell you about MonaLisa Touch.  These fast, non-hormonal, pain-free treatments will be life-changing as you recover from the effects of chemotherapy and/or radiation.

Women who undergo chemotherapy are going to experience symptoms of vaginal atrophy, especially vaginal dryness.  There are two reasons for this.  The first is that many cancers in women are hormone sensitive, and so one of the treatments is to lower hormone levels (like taking away a fire’s fuel source), but it also leaves her without enough estrogen in the body.  Menopause occurs immediately, and as you know from all our blog posts, proper levels of estrogen are essential for adequate vaginal lubrication.  The second reason for vaginal dryness is that cancer treatments tend to be dehydrating for the whole body.  And if her body isn’t hydrated, vaginal lubrication isn’t likely to happen.

MonaLisa Touch is not a treatment for cancer, but it will help her vagina heal from the side-effects of chemotherapy or radiation.  Three five-minute appointments spread six weeks apart is all it takes (plus one touch-up appointment annually), and most women notice a significant improvement after the first treatment alone.  Our safe, CO2 laser encourages immediate growth of collagen, elastin, and blood vessels which create lubrication and a more healthy, youthful feeling vagina.  Women will notice that intercourse is no longer painful, and their husbands will notice, too.

Women who survive cancer shouldn’t have to live the rest of their lives with painful symptoms of vaginal atrophy.  Call us today and see how MonaLisa Touch can help.



Posted in Cancer, Hormones, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Treatments

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