After treatment for cervical cancer ends, talk with your doctor about developing a follow-up care plan. This plan may include regular physical examinations and/or medical tests, such as pelvic examinations and Pap tests, to monitor your recovery in the coming months and years. Women treated for cervical cancer need regular follow-up appointments to check and see whether the tumor has returned, but the risk of recurrence declines over time.
Women recovering from cervical cancer are encouraged to follow established guidelines for good health, such as maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, eating a balanced diet, and having recommended cancer screening tests.
For women who smoke, quitting smoking can help recovery and reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. Moderate physical activity can help rebuild your strength and energy level. Your doctor can help you create an appropriate exercise plan based upon your needs, physical abilities, and fitness level.