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Endometrial (uterine) cancer and mental health

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Endometrial (uterine) cancer and mental health

Endometrial cancer is cancer of the lining of the uterus. Women may hear this is a “good” cancer because it’s often curable. That doesn’t necessarily mean women with endometrial cancer feel happy! Women may worry about the cancer returning. They may have to live with long-term side effects of cancer treatment, such as scars, lymph swelling, nerve damage, brain fog and changes in sexual health. Some women become depressed or anxious after experiencing endometrial cancer. There may be positive changes also, such as living more in the moment, feeling closer to loved ones, having a deepened sense of spirituality, taking better care of themselves and finding meaning in helping others.

If you’ve had endometrial cancer and are struggling emotionally or would like to work toward positive changes in your life, consider speaking with your primary care provider or mental health clinician about support, counseling and other treatment options.

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