Types of Cancer
Endometrial cancer, also referred to as uterine cancer, develops in the tissue that lines the uterus. It is the most common gynecologic cancer.
The risk factors for endometrial cancer include:
- Late menopause;
- No pregnancies;
- Estrogen replacement therapy (without progesterone) after menopause;
- Ovarian or breast cancer;
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS);
- Hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC).
Typically, endometrial cancer has no symptoms in the early stages. However, you should notify your doctor if you notice the following, as they could be warning signs of cancer:
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding or discharge, especially after menopause;
- Pain in your pelvic area;
- Unexplained weight loss;
- The sensation of a mass in the pelvic area.
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