Surgery for womb cancer

Most women will have surgery for womb cancer. Find out about surgery, including what to expect before and after your operation.

Types of surgery for womb cancer

The main operation for womb cancer is surgery to remove your womb and cervix. This is called a hysterectomy. Your doctor may also recommend removing your fallopian tubes and ovaries.   

Preparing for womb cancer surgery

Before your operation, you have tests to check your fitness and you meet members of your treatment team

On the day of your operation for womb cancer

You have a general anaesthetic so you can't feel anything during the operation. This sends you into a deep sleep. 

After surgery for womb cancer

It takes a few weeks for you to recover after your operation. You will need to spend a few days in the hospital and then a few weeks recovering at home.

Problems after womb cancer surgery

Find out about the possible complications after your surgery for womb cancer.

Last reviewed: 
30 Jan 2020
Next review due: 
10 Feb 2023
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