Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer Overview

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Talking With Your Doctor TOPICS

What are some questions I can ask my doctor about endometrial cancer?

As you cope with cancer and cancer treatment, you need to have honest, open talks with your doctor. You should feel free to ask any question that's on your mind, no matter how small it might seem. Here are some questions you might want to ask. Be sure to add your own questions as you think of them. Nurses, social workers, and other members of the treatment team may also be able to answer many of your questions.

  • Would you please write down the exact type of cancer I have?
  • What is the grade of the cancer?
  • Has the cancer spread beyond the uterus?
  • What is the stage of the cancer and what does that mean in my case?
  • What treatments choices do I have?
  • What do you recommend? Why?
  • Is there a clinical trial that might be right for me?
  • What is the goal of this treatment?
  • How will you follow my response to treatment?
  • What risks or side effects should I expect?
  • How will I feel during treatment?
  • Will I be able to have children after my treatment?
  • What are the chances of my cancer coming back with the treatment plans we have discussed?
  • What should I do to be ready for treatment?
  • Should I follow a special diet?
  • What are my chances of survival, based on my cancer as you see it?
  • Is estrogen replacement therapy still an option for me?
  • When can I go back to my usual activities at work and around the house?

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Last Medical Review: 11/08/2013
Last Revised: 02/03/2014