4 Signs of endometrial cancer that can be missed

Endometrial cancer or uterine cancer can be tough to be caught early but a few signs can work as a warning

endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer is also known as uterine cancer and affects the lining of the uterus. It is one of the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs. The American Cancer Society has said that more than 65,000 cases are diagnosed in the United States every year. Such type of cancer can be tricky to be caught early as usually the symptoms of it are vague and not many people think of it to be cancer right away.

Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, the head of breast medical oncology  at Valley Health system has explained that she has seen a number of patients who have been misdiagnosed or wait for too long to seek care. Teplinsky added that the symptoms of the condition could vary and advised that of anything feels ‘off’ for a prolonged period of time, it should be a reason to talk to a doctor. Here we will be discussing about a few indications of endometrial cancer.

  1. Untimely vaginal bleeding – Teplinsky has pointed towards vaginal bleeding that happens outside of the menstrual cycle. Such a cancer usually occurs among people who are aged 70 which means a post-menopausal bleeding could be a warning sign as well.
  2. Pelvic pain during intercourse  – This can also present as a pain in the pelvic area which tends to feel vague. Many people might ignore this, but it should be evaluated.
  3. Bloating or strange fullness – You could also experience unexplained weight gain or bloating  or feeling unusually full. However, not all bloating and uncomfortable fullness can be associated with cancer, but if you are having two bites of food and are feeling full then this could be a warning sign.
  4. Nausea – Some of the gynecological problems could present as gastrointestinal problems. Some of the symptoms like nausea, vomiting or other digestive issues can be easy to misinterpret.

Note – People who are diabetic, obese or have high blood pressure should pay attention to any changes in health.

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