ENDOMETRIAL CANCER SCREENING
Uterine cancer is the sixth-most common cancer among women in Ireland. The most common type of uterine (womb) cancer is endometrial cancer (the lining of the womb).
-Vaginal bleeding after menopause.
-Bleeding between periods
-Heavier periods than normal
-Bloody vaginal discharge
-Discomfort/pain during intercourse.
In our screening clinic we will examine your womb. An ultrasound scan will be done to measure the thickness of your endometrium, check for masses/polyps, and any irregularity in the lining of your uterus. A blood test will be done too.
Risk factors for Endometrial cancer:
-Infertility/never been pregnant.
-Hormone Replacement Therapy.
-Family history of hereditary
nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC).
-History of breast, ovarian cancer, Colon
Cancer, or polycystic ovarian syndrome.
- Obesity, age, diabetes type 2, use of
intra-uterine device (IUD).
For more information visit the Irish Cancer Society here