After Womb Cancer Treatment

Macmillan Cancer Support

After treatment, you will probably want to get back to doing the things you did before your cancer diagnosis. But you may still be coping with the side effects of treatment and with some difficult emotions. Recovery takes time, so try not to be hard on yourself. It is not unusual to feel anxious and lonely at this time.

After your treatment, you will have regular check-ups. They will include an internal examination. These will be every few months at first. Eventually, you may only be seen once a year. If you have any problems or new symptoms in between appointments, it is important to contact your cancer doctor or specialist nurse as soon as possible.

Some people do not have routine appointments. Instead, they are asked to contact their cancer doctor or nurse if they have new symptoms, or are worried about anything. Important symptoms to be aware of are:

  • bleeding from the vagina or back passage
  • pain in the pelvic area
  • any lumps or swellings

If womb cancer comes back in the same area, it can often be treated successfully. You may get anxious between appointments. This is natural. It may help to get support from family, friends or a support organisation.

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