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Awareness

Symptoms

The most common symptom of endometrial cancer is abnormal vaginal discharge, particularly if it occurs after menopause. The discharge can appear watery or bloody, and may be smelly.

Abnormal bleeding or discharge can happen before or after menopause, and it is usually not due to endometrial cancer. However, all women with unusual bleeding or discharge should see their GP.

Other symptoms can include:

  • discomfort or pain in the abdomen
  • difficult or painful urination
  • pain during sex.

It is important to note that Pap tests do not detect endometrial cancer. If you have recently had a Pap test with a normal result, this does not mean that you do not have endometrial cancer. You should still have any symptoms checked promptly.

Your GP will examine you and refer you for tests to see if you have cancer.