What Is Uterine Cancer?
Uterine cancer is the most common cancer in a female’s reproductive system. This cancer forms in the tissues of the uterus and may occur when normal cells in the uterus change and grow uncontrollably forming a tumor. Uterine cancer can appear in cells lining the uterus (endometrium) and in muscle or other tissues in the uterus (uterine sarcoma).
Symptoms & Signs of Uterine Cancer
The most common signs and symptom of Uterine cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding, and discharge. Vaginal bleeding during or after menopause is often a sign of a problem. You should contact your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms:
- Unusual vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge. For pre-menopausal women, menorrhagia, or abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB).
- Difficulty or pain when urinating
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Pain in the pelvic area
- Bleeding after menopause
- A mass in the vagina
- A white or pink watery discharge from the vagina
- Pelvic pressure
Uterine Cancer Screening
Uterus examinations can also be used to detect and diagnose uterine cancer. Some of the tests that may be performed include a physical exam and history, a pelvic exam, a Pap test (or Pap smear), colposcopy (looking at the cervix with a microscope), cervical biopsy, endometrial biopsy, ultrasound, dilation & curettage (D&C) and hysteroscopy. Schedule an appointment for a Uterine Cancer Examination Miami today at (786) 416-0003.
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