Endometrial cancer is often called uterine cancer or cancer of the uterus. After breast, lung, and colorectal cancer, uterine cancer is the next most common to affect women. Older adults, as well as those with obesity, women who have never given birth, and those who went through menopause at 52 years or older are at the greatest risk of developing endometrial cancer. The symptoms of endometrial cancer primarily involve the reproductive organs.
Irregular vaginal bleeding is that which occurs outside the menstrual cycle, and this abnormal bleeding can signify various conditions. Though endometrial cancer is far from the only explanation, it is a very common symptom of the condition and given the seriousness of such a diagnosis, a woman who experiences heavy bleeding outside of their period window should see a doctor.
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