Post-menopausal bleeding is cancer until

 

…proven otherwise.  Other symptoms are pelvic pain, pain with sexual intercourse and painful urination.  There is no routine screening such as a pap smear, mammogram or a colonoscopy.  See your gynecologist if symptoms arise.  Early detection is key to high survival rates!!

Simple procedure can detect cancer cells in the uterus.

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Obesity, certain inherited conditions, and taking estrogen alone (without progesterone) can increase the risk of endometrial cancer. Radiation therapy to the pelvis can increase the risk of uterine sarcoma. Taking tamoxifen for breast cancer can increase the risk of both endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma.

Treatment is always with surgery, +/-radiation therapy, +/-chemotherapy, all based on stage.

 

 

 


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