What are the signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancer?

The signs and symptoms shown here are often related to gynecologic cancer. However, not all women with gynecologic cancer have the same symptoms. And sometimes symptoms are difficult to recognize because they may be caused by or related to other conditions. That is why it is important to pay attention to your body and know what is normal for you.


Talk to a doctor right away if:

  • You have any abnormal vaginal bleeding between periods, after sex, or after menopause.
  • You have any of the other signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancer for two weeks or longer and they are not normal for you.

The symptoms may be caused by something other than cancer, but the only way to know is to see a doctor.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign