Apr 14, 2011 - 12:02 am
Were you aware of signs/symptoms of endometrial cancer? I don't know why or how, but I always knew that post menopausal bleeding was a symptom and should be reported, but I don't think anyone with a white coat ever told me anything - ever.
Today I was at a meeting and chatting with a woman about my health challenges this past year. She commented that she thought she had gone through menopause years ago and recently had about a week of spotting. I asked her if she'd reported it to her gyn. She asked why - afterall it was only once and it stopped, and it wasn't very much. She may have had an incling that this is not normal, but had no idea how serious it could be. She's a very bright woman - she simply didn't know.
There is something wrong that women don't know this information. This woman has always had good health care, has a gynecologist, gets regular exams, has even had a couple of abnormal pap smears and the guy never told her anything other than see you in a couple of years?
There are pink ribbons, TV and magazine ads all over the place about the importance of mammograms, self exams, and signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Where's the awareness for endometrial cancers?
(my friend went right home and emailed her gyn).