According to a report issued by the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States – 41 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime and about 21 percent will die from cancer.
A scary thought, to say the least, but don’t throw in the towel just yet. Survival statistics increase exponentially when cancer development is diagnosed in early stages.
Although sometimes vague and similar to other benign conditions, do not brush the following cancer warnings signs off as nothing…
Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
More than 90% of women diagnosed with endometrial cancer experience irregular bleeding. If you have already undergone menopause, any bleeding — spotting included — should be evaluated. Haven’t gone through menopause yet? See your doctor if you experience bleeding between periods, heavy bleeding or bleeding during sex.
Non-bloody discharge is also a sign of uterine or endometrial cancer. Though only 10% of cases of uterine cancer were discovered because of not having blood in your vaginal discharge, there is still a slim chance that it could be something more serious. Anything abnormal down there needs to be checked out by your doctor.