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Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer - Symptoms

Unexpected vaginal bleeding after menopause is the most common symptom of endometrial cancer.

If you are taking hormone therapy after menopause, you can expect some bleeding. But if you have irregular bleeding, call your doctor.

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Before menopause, abnormal bleeding or vaginal discharge is not as likely to be a sign of endometrial cancer. They are usually signs of other conditions, such as hormone changes.

Symptoms of more advanced endometrial cancer include:

  • Pain in the pelvic area.
  • A pelvic lump.
  • Weight loss.

Symptoms of endometrial cancer can be mistaken for those of another condition, such as endometriosis.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: May 08, 2013
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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