Endometrial cancer occurs predominantly after menopause. There are different histological types of endometrial cancer with the most common ones having excellent prognosis in their early stages and hence considered curable.
Asymptomatic screening of the general population for endometrial cancer is not recommended. However, the disease gives symptoms very early in its course (abnormal vaginal bleeding) and, providing the patient presents in a timely manner, it can almost always be treated successfully.
In addition, there are well-known risk factors for endometrial cancer such as morbid obesity, the use of tamoxifen for women with history of hormone-dependent breast cancer, and strong family history. If you fall into one of these groups, it is extremely important to seek advice from your Gynaecologist immediately should you notice any changes in your cycle and/or postmenopausal vaginal bleeding.