What is uterine cancer?

Uterine cancer usually appears as an abnormal growth on a woman’s endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus.

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Symptoms of uterine cancer

The symptoms of this condition depend on whether you have reached menopause or not. If you are premenopausal, you may experience increasingly heavy periods, bleeding after sexual intercourse or bleeding between periods.

If you are postmenopausal, you may experience renewed bleeding. Note that this can range from spotting to heavy bleeding.

Either way, you should always report abnormal bleeding to your doctor. Remember that irregular bleeding is a common symptom of various other conditions which are noncancerous so it is important to get a proper diagnosis.

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