Warning Signs of Gynecologic Cancer
Annual Examinations Can Protect Your Health
Having annual gynecological examinations and pap tests can help protect your good health. You should discuss any concerns or changes with their doctor. Though gynecologic cancers do not always have obvious symptoms, there are some signs for which you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
Consult a Doctor if you have:
A sore that doesn't heal
Unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge, particularly after menopause
A thickening or lump that either causes pain or can be seen and felt
Persistent indigestion or bloating
Pain in the pelvic area
Changes in bowel or bladder habits
If these or other symptoms require evaluation or care, your primary care physician or obstetrician/gynecologist may recommend that you see a gynecological oncologist, a specialist in caring for women with cancer of the reproductive system.