Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month
September is Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month. Gynecological cancers are cancers of women's reproductive organs and include cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancer.
Some signs to watch for include:
- pain or pressure in the pelvis that won't go away and you don't know why it is there
- feeling too full, too fast - and not because you ate too much food
- unusual vaginal bleeding - a longer or heavier period than normal (for you) or bleeding that comes after menopause
If you notice unusual symptoms for two weeks or longer, please consult your doctor. It may be nothing, but it is a good idea to get checked out.
Watch this short video to learn more about lifestyle, screening and symptoms related to gynecological cancers.
Connect online with other women living with a gynecologic cancer in the Gynecologic Cancers support group on Mayo Clinic Connect.