The nurse is providing health education at a local community center about the symptoms of endometrial cancer. The nurse knows that one of the participants was listening intently to her discussion when the woman answered which of the following as the most common symptom of endometrial cancer?

Abnormal vaginal bleeding

Explanation

• The most common symptom of endometrial cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding because it is often the first sign and is nearly universal. It may start as a watery, blood-streaked flow that gradually contains more blood.

• After menopause, any vaginal bleeding is abnormal. The common symptoms of endometrial cancer are abnormal vaginal bleeding, spotting or discharge, pain or difficulty urinating, painful sex, and pain in the pelvic area.

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