We would like to introduce the latest ESMO guide for patients: ENDOMETRIAL CANCER. It is the most common cancer of the female reproductive system. In Europe, 1 to 2 in every 100 women will develop endometrial cancer at some point in their life. In the European Union, over 88,000 women are diagnosed with this oncological disease each year.
The most frequent symptom of endometrial cancer is vaginal bleeding. After menopause, there should not be vaginal bleeding. The presence of vaginal bleeding is therefore a warning symptom. Vaginal bleeding after menopause should alert women to consult their doctor. Before menopause, vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods or unusually heavy vaginal bleeding during menstrual periods, should also alert women to consult their doctor. Endometrial cancer usually occurs in menopausal women over the age of 50.