Many factors affect the risk of developing uterine or endometrial cancer, including:
During the first 24 hours after your hysterectomy, you will likely experience some vaginal bleeding that slowly tapers off. You might feel extremely tired afterward, and your fatigue may last for up to several weeks. For several weeks, you may have vaginal discharge that appears bloody at first, and then gradually becomes thinner and lighter over time. If both of your ovaries are also removed, you may experience symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness. You may have a sense of loss that causes you to feel depressed, decreases your appetite, affects your concentration or disrupts your sleep. If these feelings persist or significantly disrupt your life, you should to talk to a supportive care provider, such as a psychologist or us.
Uterine cancer treatment may affect your ability to conceive. The uterus, also called the womb, is a critical constituent of a woman's reproductive system and accommodates the growing fetus during pregnancy. Sometimes the ovaries are removed as part of uterine cancer treatment. Ovarian cortex cryopreservation may be an option for women, who want to get pregnant via a surrogate after treatment.
Like other forms of cancer, uterine cancer can also sometimes come back in the months and years following initial course of treatment. The treatment and prognosis of endometrial cancer recurrence depend on several factors, like whether the cancer has spread beyond the uterus and what other parts of the body are affected. Many women are not able to go into remission following treatment for recurrent endometrial cancer, though a cure can still be attainable in certain instances where the cancer is caught early and has not spread. Still, treatment for recurrent endometrial cancer can help improve a patient’s quality of life.