In postmenopausal women, early symptom of uterine cancer is often bleeding or unusual vaginal discharge. While other health problems can lead to abnormal vaginal bleeding, for postmenopausal women, it is a red flag. Therefore, if you are menopausal woman and experience vaginal bleeding, consult your gynecologist immediately.
Fortunately, unlike many other cancers, symptoms of uterine cancer typically manifest in early stage of the disease. Therefore, the 5-year survival rate for uterinecancer is high.
In general, if you have cancer of the uterus, you will experience at least one of these symptoms:
- abnormal weight loss
- bleeding after menopause
- vaginal discharge
- bleeding between periods (premenopausal women)
- difficult or painful miction
- painful sexual intercourse
- Pelvic pain, back pain and sometimes leg pain.