Life-Saving Advice About Postmenopausal Bleeding

In postmenopausal patients, uterine bleeding may mean cancer.

When a postmenopausal woman presents with abnormal uterine bleeding, it’s essential to assess its etiology. In most women, endometrial polyps or fibroids are behind the problem, but in up to 10 percent of cases, endometrial or uterine cancer is the culprit.

In this video, Gina Mantia-Smaldone, MD, Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, outlines how physicians can evaluate and advise postmenopausal women who present with uterine bleeding.

Topics include:

  • Etiologies of postmenopausal bleeding
  • Patient evaluation and history
  • Examination overview: Biopsy and ultrasound
  • Staging endometrial cancer

Fox Chase offers a Risk Assessment Program for individuals and families at risk for cancer and those with cancer, including breast, ovarian, gastrointestinal, endocrine, kidney, diffuse gastric, uterine and skin cancers. Our team of physicians, nurses and genetic counselors provides clinical and genetic evaluation and testing, screening and cancer risk-reduction services. To learn more, visit or call 877-627-9684.

Created by

Physician Resources | Fox Chase Cancer Center

Related Presenters

Gina Mantia-Smaldone, MD

Gina Mantia-Smaldone, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology

As a gynecologic oncologist, I specialize in the surgical and medical management of tumors of the uterus, cervix, ovary, fallopian tube, vulva and vagina.

View full profile