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Signs and Symptoms of Uterine Cancer and Endometrial Cancer

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Abnormal or irregular vaginal bleeding is the most common sign of uterine cancer and its two major forms: endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma. It is found in 75 to 90 percent of cases. Contact your gynecologist if you experience vaginal bleeding that occurs between menstrual periods or after menopause.

Symptoms of uterine cancer

You should also notify your gynecologist if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Pressure (a feeling of fullness) or pain in the pelvis (abdomen)
  • Pain during sex
  • A mass or growth in the vagina
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Constipation or difficulty urinating

These symptoms also can be caused by conditions other than uterine cancer. If you experience any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor to determine their cause and to begin a treatment plan that’s appropriate for you.

If you have been diagnosed with uterine or endometrial cancer, Penn Medicine offers the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatment options.