Support and Survivorship
Information about finding support for common concerns during and after gynecologic cancer treatment.
Life After Cancer
This article discusses the transition to survivorship care and life after active cancer treatment. This time can bring about a range of emotions from relief and accomplishment to fear, anxiety and guilt. Tips for monitoring your physical and emotional health after cancer are addressed.
Healthy Living After Cancer
Survivors often wonder what steps they can take to live healthier after cancer. There is no supplement or specific food you can eat to assure good health, but there are things you can do to live healthier, prevent other diseases, detect any subsequent cancers early, and in some cases, reduce the risk of your cancer coming back.
Coping with Fear of Recurrence
This article provides tips for managing the fear and anxiety associated with the possibility of cancer recurrence (returning). Why recurrence may occur as well as steps you can take to reduce your risk of recurrence is also discussed.
Gynecologic Cancer and Lymphedema
Lymphedema is when fluid (lymph) collects anywhere in your body and causes swelling (edema). Lymphedema can be a long-term side effect of some treatments for gynecologic cancers. It is not preventable, but there ways to reduce your risk of developing it and there are treatments available.
About Gynecologic Cancer and Pelvic Pain
About Gynecologic Cancer and Sexuality
Treatment for gynecological cancers can lead to changes in a woman's sexuality. These changes can be caused by physical, emotional, and hormonal changes related to treatment. Changes in sexuality can be managed and treated in a number of ways.
Survivorship: Late Effects After Radiation for Gynecologic Cancers
A late effect is a side effect related to a cancer diagnosis or treatment that happens months to years after treatment. This article provides information about possible late effects after radiation for gynecologic cancer.
Diarrhea After Radiation
Radiation treatment can cause harm to healthy tissues in the area being treated. When the bowel is in the treatment area, this damage can lead to ongoing diarrhea, incontinence, and urgency.
Resources for More Information: Gynecologic Cancers
This article provides information and links to cancer service organizations that provide support, education and resources to women with gynecologic cancers (ovarian, uterine, vulvar, vaginal, cervical).