Dr. Magtibay describes that a woman should remain active while preparing to start cervical cancer treatment to prevent blog clots and pneumonia after surgery. Dr. Paul Magtibay is a gynecologic oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.
When I ask a woman to prepare for treatment, it depends on what kind of treatment we offer them for their cervix cancer. If, for example, it’s surgery I want the patient to know that after surgery I don’t want them bedridden. We want them to get up and move around and ambulate and not necessarily be waited on because we know that the longer you are in bed the higher risk of developing pneumonia or a blood clot in your leg, which could go to your lung called a pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.
So after surgery I really ask a woman to work on trying to get back to her usual activities with some restrictions such as lifting and nothing in the vagina. But really I want them to be mobile, active, have a healthy diet, not to take excessive amounts of supplements, certain nutritional supplements can promote bleeding and just maintain an active healthy lifestyle.
From a radiation and a chemotherapy standpoint again, an active healthy lifestyle, no excessive supplements which may adversely affect the potency of radiation therapy or chemotherapy for example, and just to try to stay nutritionally healthy and physically healthy.
About Dr. Paul Magtibay:
Paul M. Magtibay, M.D., is the chair of the Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology at Mayo Clinic, Arizona. Specializing in gynecologic oncology, Dr. Magtibay’s range of expertise includes minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic surgical procedures for both benign and malignant conditions of the female pelvis. This includes management of uterine (endometrial), cervical, vulvar, and ovarian cancers. Other areas of specialty include benign gynecologic surgery such as vaginal reconstruction and vaginal fistulas.
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Condition: Ovarian Cancer, Cancer, Ovaries, Gynecology, Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Endometriosis, Irregular Bleeding During Their Menstrual Cycle
Related Terms: Robotic-Assisted Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Reconstruction, da Vinci® Surgical System, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery For Gynecologic Cancers, Robotic surgery in gynecology is one of the fastest growing fields of robotic surgery, Robotic surgery for Endometrial Cancer, Robotic Surgery for Ovarian Cancer, Robotic Surgery for Endometriosis
Health Care Provider: Mayo, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Hospital, Mayo Clinic Hospital
Location: Arizona, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona, Pima County, at 56th Street and Mayo, Mesa Chandler Goodyear Gilbert Peoria Tempe Cave Creek Carefree ,134th Street and Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale, 85054
Expert: Dr. Paul M. Magtibay, Dr. Paul Magtibay, Dr. Magtibay, Paul M. Magtibay, MD
Expertise: Gynecologic Oncologist, Gynecologist, Laparoscopic surgery for benign and malignant female conditions; endometrial, cervical and ovarian cancer; removal of ovarian cysts; excision of endometriosis; hysterectomy and all gynecologic malignancies.