Follow-up after treatment for womb cancer

After your treatment, you’ll have regular check-ups, including an internal examination. These will be every few months at first, but eventually you may only be seen once a year.

Sometimes, instead of routine appointments, some women are asked to contact their cancer specialist or nurse if they have new symptoms or are worried about anything. If you have any problems or new symptoms in between appointments, it’s important to contact your cancer doctor or specialist nurse as soon as possible. Important symptoms to be aware of are:

  • bleeding from the vagina or back passage
  • pain in the pelvic area.

If womb cancer comes back in the same area, it can often be treated successfully.

Many women feel worried for a while before their appointments. This is natural. It can help to get support from family, friends or a specialist organisation.

You can also contact the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00.