My mom has uterine cancer and is having her uterus taken out. What should she expect?

Depends. It depends on how far along her cancer is. If very early in development, simply removing the uterus may be all she needs. If further along, the surgery may become more "radical" and require removal of other organs such as ovaries, tubes, lymph nodes. Depending upon how she has the surgery done, her recovery could last from 4 weeks to an indefinite time.
Uterine cancer. Usually abdominal surgey, depending on final pathology, discussion of further treatment.

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My mom was sent home on hospice Sept 2nd with a perforated bowel and stage 4 uterine cancer. It's Sept 29 and she hasn't eaten or had a bowel movement. Has she been misdiagnosed?

See answer. Without knowing all the details it's not possible to give specific advice other than: Speak with her physician. Is she on Hospice care? If not, it may be helpful. Write down a list of questions you would like answers to. Her physician should be able to give reasonable answers. Knowing a family member is involved helps to keep physicians particularly attentive to your moms care . Read more...

If I had uterine cancer before and have a cyst on my ovary should I be scared. I don't have a uterus anymore?

What kind of cyst? I'm really glad you had a hysterectomy for your uterine cancer and trust that you'll have a good outcome. Most women have a cyst or two in the ovaries and if the radiologist isn't worried, I wouldn't be either. Best wishes. Read more...

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Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

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