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