Uterine/Endometrial Cancer

What are the chances?

Most cases of endometrial cancer are diagnosed in women aged 45-74.

Common symptoms:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding (most common symptom)
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pain with urination and/or sex
  • Pelvic pain

Risk Factors:

  • Women with endometrial overgrowth (hyperplasia)
  • Obesity
  • Women who have never had children, periods beginning before age 12, menopause after age 55, estrogen therapy
  • Taking the drug tamoxifen
  • Radiation to the pelvis

Genetics:

  • Family history of uterine cancer
  • Lynch syndrome (most commonly seen as a form of inherited colorectal cancer)

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