A woman has a better chance of surviving uterine cancer if it is found and treated in its early stages, and being aware of the signs and symptoms of uterine cancer can allow for early detection.

Endometrial – or uterine – cancer can show up as unusual bleeding or discharge from the vagina, pain when urinating, pain during intercourse, or pain in the pelvic area. These symptoms may or may not be due to endometrial cancer. However, if you experience symptoms, you should discuss them with your doctor. Your doctor may want to do a pelvic exam to detect lumps or anything unusual.

Most cancers are easier to treat when they are found in their earlier stages and screening tests can often detect cancer before symptoms develop.

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