WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Endometrial cancer starts in the lining of the uterus (endometrium).
AFTER YOU LEAVE:
- Antinausea medicine: This medicine may be given to calm your stomach and prevent vomiting.
- Take your medicine as directed. Call your primary healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.
Follow up with your oncologist as directed:
Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
- Drink liquids as directed: Ask how much liquid to drink each day and which liquids are best for you. If you have nausea or diarrhea from cancer treatment, extra liquids may help decrease your risk of dehydration.
- Eat healthy foods: Foods may taste different during cancer treatment. You may not feel like eating, and you may lose weight. Healthy foods include fruits, vegetables, whole-grain breads, low-fat dairy products, beans, lean meats, and fish. Eat small meals every 2 to 3 hours. Ask a dietitian for more information about the best eating plan for you.
- Exercise: Ask about the best exercise plan for you. Exercise may improve your energy levels and appetite.
Where can I find support and more information?
- American Cancer Society
250 Williams Street
Atlanta , GA 30303
Phone: 1- 800 - 227-2345
Web Address: http://www.cancer.org
Contact your oncologist if:
- Your abdomen or legs are swollen.
- You have no appetite or have lost weight without trying.
- You have back, pelvic, hip, or abdominal pain.
- You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.
Seek care immediately or call 911 if:
- You have vaginal bleeding.
- Your bowel movements are bloody or black.
- You see blood in your urine.
- Your arm or leg feels warm, tender, and painful. It may look swollen and red.
- You suddenly feel lightheaded and short of breath.
- You have chest pain when you take a deep breath or cough. You may cough up blood.
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