Support for Endometrial Cancer
Doctors at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center recommend that women who have been treated for endometrial cancer have follow-up visits every three to six months to ensure that the condition has not returned. Follow-up visits may include physical and pelvic exams, Pap tests, and imaging tests.
Our experts also offer a variety of options to help you recover from treatment, which may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy.
Doctors at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation evaluate your strength and fitness after treatment for endometrial cancer and may prescribe physical therapy to help you return to your usual activities.
If you are experiencing any chemotherapy-induced neuropathy—nerve damage that can cause numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness—our physical therapists can show you exercises that can help improve the way you walk, as well as your balance and strength. Our therapists can also teach you techniques for preventing lymphedema, swelling in the legs that may occur after pelvic lymph nodes have been removed.
Rehabilitation medicine doctors at Rusk Rehabilitation can prescribe pain relievers to help speed recovery from surgery and other treatments.
Nutrition and Exercise
Doctors at NYU Langone encourage women to eat nutritious foods and maintain a healthy weight during and after treatment for endometrial cancer. Obesity is a risk factor for this type of cancer.
For women who are obese, losing weight can reduce the risk of an endometrial cancer recurrence. Registered oncology dietitians at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center and at our Weight Management Program offer information and support for healthy eating and weight loss.
After evaluating your fitness level, our rehabilitation medicine doctors can prescribe an exercise program to support overall fitness and help you maintain a healthy weight.
Treatment for endometrial cancer can cause fertility problems. Doctors at NYU Langone’s Fertility Center and NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York can work with you to explore all of your options for having children after treatment.
NYU Langone’s Integrative Health Services can be used during treatment and afterward. Massage therapy may help reduce stress, and acupuncture is often recommended to relieve the hot flashes and fatigue associated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Psychological and Social Support
Perlmutter Cancer Center offers support groups and one-on-one or family counseling sessions with a psycho-oncologist, a healthcare provider who addresses the psychological needs of people with cancer.
Counseling can help you and your family cope with any anxiety or depression caused by your treatment or concerns about fertility. Social workers are also available to help you address any financial matters associated with treatment or recovery.
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