News, Stories, Guidelines, Opinions, History

No Screening Test For Endometrial Cancer

“At this time, there are no screening tests or exams to find endometrial cancer early in women who are at average endometrial cancer risk and have no symptoms.”

The American Cancer Society recommends that, at menopause, all women should be told about the risks and symptoms of endometrial cancer and strongly encouraged to report any vaginal bleeding, discharge, or spotting to their doctor.

Source: Can Endometrial Cancer Be Found Early? from the American Cancer Society

"Once You've Reached Menopause, You Should Not Bleed Again"

“Once a woman has gone 12 months without bleeding, any other bleeding is abnormal. And we encourage women to have it evaluated,” says Tashanna Myers, MD, cancer physician at Baystate Health in Massachusetts.

“There’s a misconception that your period can come back, that stress can cause bleeding, but once your periods have gone away and you’ve reached menopause, you should not bleed again.

The reason why the endometrial cancer survival rate is so high is because women have the symptom of bleeding.”

A 2-minute video from Baystate Health. 

"Why It Took Fran Drescher 2 Years To Be Diagnosed with Uterine Cancer"

Actress Fran Drescher’s road to a uterine cancer diagnosis was anything but easy. She had spotting between periods and cramping, but “it took me two years and eight doctors to get a proper diagnosis for uterine cancer,” she says.

The reason it took so long is that uterine cancer typically hits women that are postmenopausal or obese and “because I was neither, I kept slipping through the cracks,” according to the actress.

It was only after her eighth doctor did a biopsy—something that her first doctor said she was too young for—that Drescher was diagnosed. “By the grace of God, I was still in stage one,” she said. “I was lucky. That cancer happens to be very slow growing.”

Source: “Here’s Why It Took Fran Drescher 2 Years To Get A Proper Uterine Cancer Diagnosis” by Korin Miller on the Self website.

Scroll to Top