Uterine cancer can cause symptoms early in the course of the cancer, as well as during more advanced stages.
Perhaps the most significant early warning sign is unusually heavy or prolonged vaginal bleeding.
In fact, roughly 90 percent of women diagnosed with this cancer report abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Abnormal bleeding includes bleeding that occurs after menopause, or bleeding that occurs between periods.
If you are still menstruating, it could also be bleeding that is not typical for you, such as very heavy bleeding.
Any abnormal bleeding should be reported to your doctor immediately.
Other Symptoms of Uterine Cancer
Several other symptoms warrant a call to the doctor right away, including:
- An abnormal vaginal discharge (even with no traces of blood)
- Pain in your pelvic area (which often occurs in more advanced stages)
- A mass in your pelvic area
- Unexpected weight loss