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Life after uterine sarcoma

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What can I expect?

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.

Your prognosis and treatment options depend on the following:

  • the stage of the cancer
  • the type and size of the tumour
  • your general health
  • how well you respond to treatment
  • whether the cancer has just been diagnosed or has recurred (come back).

Statistics about other women who have been diagnosed and treated for uterine sarcoma can be helpful. However, it’s important to remember that these are overall statistics.

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.