Endometrial cancer isn’t in any young woman’s 10-year plan, and in fact, it’s rare among the young. But should you contract this disease, it’s important to understand the possible consequences for your ability to have children in the future. Anyone diagnosed with any cancer should raise the question of fertility preservation with their oncologist. If you’re wondering is it possible to get pregnant after endometrial cancer, here’s what you should know.
Endometrial cancer — also known as uterine cancer — is the most common gynecological cancer, according to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Uterine cancer is often curable, and the vast majority of cases of uterine or endometrial cancers appear in post-menopausal women, for whom fertility is no longer an issue.
While a hysterectomy is part of the standard treatment for most women, those who wish to protect their ability to become pregnant can proceed with more conservative management, in the hopes of getting…
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