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Life after endometrial cancer

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What can I expect?

Most women with early endometrial cancer will be cured of their disease.

For women with more advanced disease, a cure may still be possible. For other women, treatment can keep the disease under control for long periods of time.

You will need to discuss your prognosis with your doctor, but it is not possible for any doctor to give you a 100 per cent accurate prediction on the course of your illness. Test results, the rate of tumour growth, how well you respond to treatment, and other factors such as age, fitness and your medical history are all important factors in assessing your prognosis.

Statistics about other women who have been diagnosed and treated for endometrial cancer can be helpful. However, it’s important to remember that these are overall statistics. The behaviour of every woman’s cancer is an individual thing and not predictable.

For many people the first few weeks after the diagnosis are very stressful. You may have trouble thinking, eating or sleeping.

It is crucial that you take steps to enhance your wellbeing at this time to help you adapt to the stress that you are facing. Nurturing your body and mind by eating nourishing food, doing some enjoyable physical activity, and taking some time out to do meditation or relax can help you to feel more balanced and improve your vitality.