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Uterine Cancer Support

For women with uterine cancer, support from a variety of sources can help them cope with the practical and emotional aspects of the disease. Some patients find uterine cancer support groups to be helpful. In support groups for uterine cancer, patients or their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with the disease and the effects of treatment. Other sources of support include members of the healthcare team, social workers, counselors, and members of the clergy.

Uterine Cancer Support: An Introduction

Living with uterine cancer is not easy. Some women with uterine cancer find that they need help coping with the emotional and practical aspects of their disease.
 
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.
 

Uterine Cancer Support: Talking With Your Partner

Women may have concerns regarding the effects of uterine cancer and treatment. It's important for women with the disease to discuss the possible sexual side effects of uterine cancer and treatment with their doctor. The doctor can also explain whether these effects are likely to be temporary or permanent. It may be helpful for women and their partners to talk about their feelings and help one another find ways to share intimacy during and after uterine cancer treatment.
 

Uterine Cancer Support Groups

Some women find uterine cancer support groups to be helpful. In these groups, patients or their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with the disease and the effects of uterine cancer treatment. Uterine cancer support groups may offer support in person, over the telephone, or on the Internet.
 
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