Uterine Cancer Symptoms
Uterine cancer symptoms sometimes do not present themselves. What’s more, when they do occur, the most common signs can be associated with other medical conditions. For these reasons, it is particularly important for a woman to pay close attention to her body and consult with a physician when she notices any changes, even if the changes seem harmless. New symptoms are not necessarily an indication of cancer, but they are a warning that something is going on in the body, and it’s always best to find out what that is.
Common uterine cancer symptoms include:
- Any type of vaginal bleeding during or after menopause
- Vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods
- Unusual vaginal bleeding, spotting or discharge
- Pelvic pain or pressure
- Pain during urination
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Unexplained weight loss
Vaginal bleeding is the most common symptom of uterine cancer. Usually, the flow starts off watery and streaked with blood, but over time, it may become thicker, containing more blood.
Women who would like to have their uterine cancer symptoms evaluated are welcome to consult with the gynecologic cancer experts at Moffitt Cancer Center – with or without a referral. We understand that a suspicion of cancer can be upsetting and worrisome, and we offer outstanding care and support in a serene and comfortable setting. For added convenience, we make every specialist, test and treatment available in one place.
Moffitt welcomes women at any point in their journey. After uterine cancer is diagnosed, symptom management continues to be an important part of a patient’s tailored treatment plan. Our multi-specialty team includes experts in symptom relief and all areas of supportive care.