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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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Incidence and Mortality Estimated new cases and deaths from vaginal (and other female genital) cancer in the United States in 2014:[1] New cases: 3,170. Deaths: 880. Carcinomas of the vagina are uncommon tumors comprising about 1% of the cancers that arise in the female genital system.[1,2] Early stage tumors are often curable with local modality therapies, but there is no standard treatment of proven efficacy for metastatic disease. A large proportion (30%-50%) of women with...

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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:

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

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    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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