Caregivers have a very hard job and it's normal to need help.
Although caregiver assessments are used to plan support for the family caregiver, they are not always done. It's important for caregivers to ask for help when they need it. Many people who were once caregivers say they did too much on their own. Some wished that they had asked for help sooner. The best time to find out where to get help is when the patient is diagnosed with cancer. All through caregiving, it's important to watch for...
The risk of ovarian late effects may be increased after treatment with any of the following:
Chemotherapy with alkylating agents, such as cyclophosphamide, mechlorethamine, cisplatin, ifosfamide, lomustine, and especially procarbazine.
Radiation therapy to the abdomen or pelvis. In survivors who had radiation to the abdomen, the damage to the ovaries depends on the radiation dose, age at the time of treatment, and whether all or part of the abdomen received radiation.
Radiation therapy to the abdomen or pelvis together with alkylating agents.
Radiation therapy to the brain and spinal cord.
Total-body irradiation (TBI) before a stem cell transplant. In survivors who had TBI, the damage to the ovaries is greatest in survivors who had not reached puberty at the time of treatment.