What are symptoms of uterine cancer?
Symptoms of uterine cancer usually vary from woman to woman, depending if she has gone through menopause or not.
- Women gone through menopause: If you experience any vaginal bleeding, spotting or unusual discharge.
- Women not gone through menopause: If you have any of the following symptoms for more than two weeks, seek medical treatment
- Unusual bleeding, such as between periods or heavier flow
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
- Pelvic pain or pressure
- Weight loss
Even though these symptoms do not always mean you have uterine cancer, it is important to discuss it with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.
What are the first signs of uterine cancer?
In its early stages, uterine cancer may cause very mild symptoms but as it progresses, symptoms become more evident and noticeable.
The first and the most common sign of uterine cancer is unusual vaginal bleeding after menopause and bleeding between periods or vaginal discharge. Also, sometimes women may experience symptoms such as pain in legs, back or pelvis region, painful urination, pain during intercourse, etc.
Where does uterine cancer spread first?
Uterine cancer generally spreads to the rectum or bladder. Other areas where the abnormal cancerous cells may spread and multiply include the vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes. That said, the cancer type is typically slow growing and is usually detected before it has spread to more distant areas of the body.
What are some of the advanced uterine cancer symptoms?
Pain in the pelvis region, feeling a mass (tumor), and unexplained weight loss are some of the symptoms of endometrial or uterine cancer. These symptoms become more prominent with the progression of the disease. So any delay in seeking medical help may allow the disease to advance further.