TMH warns women about the dangers of post-menopausal bleeding

Published: Jun. 1, 2017 at 12:44 PM EDT
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By: Symone Davis

June 1, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Doctors at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare are urging women to get checked out if they experience bleeding after menopause.

Gynecologic Oncologists from TMH's Cancer Center say that bleeding post-menopause could be a sign of some serious health issues, including uterine cancer.

Women who experience bleeding 6 months after going through menopause should see their OB/GYN immediately.

“Probably the most common malignancy that we see as gynecologic oncologists is endometrial cancer. The older you are the more likely it is you have it. That risk can be anywhere from 5 percent of patients who have post-menopausal bleeding to 25 percent,” said Dr. Margarett Ellison, Gynecologic Oncologist at Tallahassee Memorial's Cancer Center.

Dr. Ellison goes on to say, if detected early, uterine cancer can be cured through surgery.