Metastatic uterine (endometrial) cancer is the most advanced stage of this malignancy. While early stages of uterine cancer may not produce any noticeable symptoms or only very mild symptoms, advanced stages will typically present several.
The most common uterine cancer symptom is vaginal bleeding that is not related to menstrual periods. It may start off watery and gradually become thicker over time. Other symptoms of metastatic uterine cancer include:
- Pelvic pain or pressure
- Painful urination
- Unexpected weight loss
- Pain during sexual intercourse
What should I do if I have symptoms of metastatic uterine cancer?
The symptoms listed above are associated with many other conditions as well, so it is important to consult a physician to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms. A medical professional can run any necessary diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out a metastatic uterine cancer diagnosis and discuss your treatment options.
If uterine cancer is the cause of your symptoms, it is important to seek treatment from cancer experts who have a high level of experience treating this specific malignancy. Moffitt Cancer Center is a high-volume cancer center, and the multispecialty team that makes up our gynecological clinic has treated many patients with uterine cancer. We take a collaborative approach to treatment and provide each patient with a treatment plan tailored to her unique needs.
Treatment for metastatic uterine cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination of more than one treatment. Additionally, Moffitt is at the forefront of cancer research and offers a robust clinical trials program. Eligible patients who choose to participate benefit from receiving the latest and most advanced uterine cancer treatments before they have become widely available.
To discuss your metastatic uterine cancer symptoms with a Moffitt physician, fill out a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-663-3488. We welcome new patients with or without a referral.