If you were recently diagnosed with endometrial cancer, you might be feeling frightened, anxious and a bit overwhelmed. In the coming days, you’ll have some important decisions to make, so you’ll want to make sure that you are as informed as possible. Remember: Your doctor is there to guide you through every step of your cancer journey. Because he or she has an in-depth understanding of both your diagnosis and your unique circumstances, your doctor is your best source for individualized information.
Getting a conversation started
Even if you have a lot of questions running through your mind, it might be difficult to know where to begin. To get a conversation started, here are 10 questions to ask your doctor about your endometrial cancer diagnosis:
- What exactly is endometrial cancer?
- Can you explain my lab test results to me?
- What specific type of endometrial cancer do I have?
- What is the stage of my cancer, and what does that mean?
- What is the grade of my tumor, and what does that mean?
- What are my treatment options, and which do you recommend?
- Are there any clinical trials that are appropriate for me?
- Will I experience any side effects from my treatment? If so, how can I manage them?
- How will we know that my treatment is working?
- Will my diagnosis or treatment affect my fertility?
Don’t feel as though you need to rush through this important discussion. If you are confused at any point, be sure to ask your doctor to pause and explain anything that you don’t fully understand.
Discuss your diagnosis with a specialist at Moffitt
If you would like to discuss your endometrial cancer diagnosis with a specialist in the gynecological clinic at Moffitt Cancer Center, you can request an appointment by calling 1-888-663-3488 or completing a new patient registration form online.