It’s normal to feel anxious when you get a diagnosis of endometrial cancer (cancer in the lining of the uterus). The good news is that many women who were once in your situation ultimately found ways to get through their jumble of worries. (About 62,000 Americans get diagnosed with endometrial cancer each year).
Some of these women share their most effective strategies here, along with tips and tools for dealing with follow-up testing for Lynch syndrome (an inherited cancer disorder that can appear as endometrial cancer), and microsatellite instability (MSI) of the endometrial tumor. A positive result for either further increases the risk for getting additional types of cancer over time.
Ultimately, finding your own method for handling this difficult news can make you feel less anxious over time, and according to the National Cancer Institute can also serve as an antidote to the depression and anxiety that having cancer can cause.