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For women who have been diagnosed with uterine cancer, questions of all sorts may come to mind. However, when dealing with the shock of a cancer diagnosis, it's not always easy to remember all the questions you may have for the doctor. Therefore, it may be helpful to make a list of uterine cancer questions to ask the doctor prior to an appointment. The following article contains questions you may wish to ask your doctor about biopsies and treatment options (such as surgery, hormonal therapy, and radiation therapy) for uterine cancer.
Many women with uterine cancer want to take an active part in making decisions about their medical care. They want to learn all they can their uterine cancer treatment options. However, the shock and stress after a uterine cancer diagnosis can make it hard to think of everything to ask the doctor. Some people find that it is helpful to make a list of questions prior to an appointment.
Most cases of uterine cancer occur in the lining (endometrium) of the uterus. This article uses the term "uterine cancer" to refer to this type of cancer, also known as endometrial cancer. This article does not discuss a rare type of uterine cancer that can occur in the muscles or other tissues that support the uterus. Click Uterine Sarcoma for more information on this topic.
Questions to ask the doctor prior to a biopsy include:
- What type of biopsy will I have? Why?
- How long will it take? Will I be awake? Will it hurt?
- How soon will I know the results?
- Are there any risks? What is the chance of infection or bleeding afterward?
- If I do have cancer, who will talk with me about treatment? When?