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Find out about the symptoms of womb cancer, also called enometrial cancer.
The most common symptom of womb cancer is unusual vaginal bleeding, for example:
Less common symptoms are pain or discomfort in the pelvic area, or pain during sex.
If you have any unusual vaginal bleeding, always see your GP about it. There are other conditions that affect the womb, such as fibroids (benign growths), which can also cause unusual vaginal bleeding.
Bleeding is one of the first signs of womb cancer, and the earlier womb cancer is picked up, the more likely it is to be cured. Even if you’ve had a normal cervical screening test (smear test) recently, it’s important to have any bleeding checked. A smear test only takes cells from the neck of the womb (the cervix) so it only occasionally picks up womb cancer.
Content last reviewed: 1 August 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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