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Signs and symptoms of endometrial cancer may include:

  • Vaginal bleeding or discharge not related to periods
  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pain in pelvic area

Factors that may increase your risk of developing endometrial cancer include:

  • History of endometrial hyperplasia
  • History of polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Family history of endometrial cancer
  • Taking estrogen only hormone replacement therapies
  • Taking tamoxifen
  • Obesity, weight gain, metabolic syndrome, diabetes
  • Genetic factors

Some tests that your provider may do to determine if you have endometrial cancer include:

  • Pap test – collect cells from cervix and vagina to look at under a microscope to determine if there is any abnormal tissue
  • Transvaginal ultrasound – ultrasound used to examine vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, and bladder to view any tumors that may be present
  • Endometrial sampling – remove tissue from endometrium to look at under a microscope to determine if there is any abnormal tissue

Types of treatment for endometrial cancer include:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Targeted therapy

To learn more about endometrial cancer and find additional support visit:

https://www.cancer.gov/types/uterine

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrial-cancer.html

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