About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Know the Signs of Endometrial Cancer

by Medindia Content Team on September 10, 2007 at 7:19 PM
Font : A-A+

Know the Signs of Endometrial Cancer

Women past menopause who experience any abnormal vaginal bleeding or spotting should contact their physician. It's one of the signs of endometrial cancer.

Endometrial cancer doesn't get a lot of media attention. Yet, it's the fourth most common cancer in American women -- after breast, lung and colon cancers. When discovered early, endometrial cancer usually can be successfully treated.

Advertisement

The September issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource covers the common signs and symptoms for this cancer, which is most prevalent in women between the ages of 60 and 70. Signs include:

· Periods that are longer than usual, or bleeding between periods
· Periods occurring less than 21 days apart, or spotting in the years leading up to menopause
· Any vaginal bleeding after menopause, when periods no longer occur
· Pink or watery vaginal discharge
Advertisement

Some women with endometrial cancer also may experience pelvic pain, unexplained weight loss, and pain during intercourse. Although these symptoms may be associated with noncancerous conditions, they should be brought to the attention of a doctor.

There's no recommended screening test for endometrial cancer. Tests such as ultrasound imaging of the lining of the uterus or a biopsy of endometrial tissues are often used when symptoms are present. When it's discovered early, endometrial cancer is likely to be confined to the uterus. Removing the uterus often eliminates all of the cancer. This may be why early-stage endometrial cancer is successfully treated more than 90 percent of the time.

Source: Newswise
SRM/J
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Cochlear Implants may Consequently Drive Hearing Loss
E-cigarettes Use Linked to Erectile Dysfunction
Memory Loss - Can it be Recovered?
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Women and Cancer Cancer and Homeopathy Dilatation and Curettage Hysterectomy Endometrial Cancer Cancer Facts Cancer Hormone Replacement Therapy Uterine Cancer Uterine Polyps 

Recommended Reading
Endometrial Cancer
Cancer of the Endometrium, or the inner lining of the uterus (womb) is called endometrial cancer....
Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a chronic painful disorder with endometrial tissue found at abnormal sites such as ...
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy can be likened to an ‘oasis in the desert’ for women in the throes of .....
Uterine Cancer
Uterine Cancer or Cancer of the Uterus (or Endometrial Cancer) refer to cancers affecting the uterus...
Uterine Polyps
Uterine polyps or Endometrial Polyps are overgrowths that occur from the inner lining of the uterus....
Women and Cancer
Cancer is one of the frequently talked about and most feared disease that falls under the genre of l...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use