Taking the Initiative: Early Warning Signs for Uterine Cancer
University of Alabama School of Medicine, June 1, 2010
Many gynecologic cancers advance without warning, but the most common form of uterine cancer announces its presence quite clearly. “The good news about endometrial cancer is that it has a warning sign, which is irregular bleeding for the younger woman and postmenopausal bleeding for the older woman,” says UAB gynecologic oncologist Larry Kilgore, M.D. “When you go through menopause at age 50 or so, you shouldn’t bleed anymore. If you do, it’s cancer until proven otherwise. Most diagnosed cases of endometrial cancer occur because of what’s known as postmenopausal bleeding.
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