What do I need to know about caring for someone with uterine cancer?

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Someone with uterine cancer will likely have a hysterectomy, or surgical removal of the uterus, to treat the condition. A hysterectomy is a major operation, so if you are caring for someone with uterine cancer, she will likely need assistance with some daily tasks as she recovers from a hysterectomy. Complete recovery from a hysterectomy can take up to 2 months. The hospital stay ranges from 1-3 days.

Advanced stages of uterine cancer require radiation or chemotherapy treatment after surgery. These treatments take a large toll on the body, and someone going through them may feel ill much of the time and have difficulty with some day to day tasks. Be available to help someone in the ways that she needs, and be sensitive to her sickness.

Continue Learning about Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Starting in the lining of a womans uterus, endometrial cancer is caused when your body has a hormonal imbalance.When you have too much of the hormone estrogen relative to the hormone progesterone, the lining of the uterus grows to...

o thick and allows tumors to grow. The hormonal imbalance may be caused by using estrogen to treat menopause or by having ovarian tumors that produce estrogen. Obesity also increases your risk; fat cells make extra estrogen that isnt balanced out with more progesterone. Hormonal birth control can reduce your risk of endometrial cancer, although keep in mind it has risks of its own. Studies show you can remain protected from this cancer for up to 10 years after you stop taking hormonal birth control. Call your doctor if you have vaginal bleeding or unexplained weight loss. When found early, endometrial cancer is very treatable. Aggressive treatments may include removal of parts of the female reproductive system, including the uterus and ovaries.
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