Since endometrial cancer develops, in most cases, in postmenopausal women, early symptom is most often bleeding or unusual discharge from the vagina. While other health problems can lead to abnormal vaginal bleeding, in postmenopausal women it is a red flag.
Fortunately, unlike many other types of cancer, symptoms of endometrial cancer usually appear early; therefore, the mortality rate of endometrial cancer is low.
In general, if you have endometrial cancer, you will experience at least one of the following symptoms
- weight loss
- abnormal bleeding after menopause
- vaginal discharge
- bleeding between periods (premenopausal women)
- difficult or painful urination
- painful sexual intercourse
- Pain in the pelvic, back and sometimes in the leg.