Cervical cancer is one of the world’s leading types of cancer. It usually occurs in the cells of the cervix found in the lower of the uterus. It is mostly caused by the HPV virus.
Women of all ages are at risk of developing this cancer after they begin having sexual intercourse.
The risk factors are basically unsafe sex, having multiple partners and genetics, smoking and also multiple pregnancies.
Often in the initial stages it can be hard to detect so the sooner you get it diagnosed, chances for treatment are better.
The 10 symptoms of cervical cancer are given below:
Here are the signs of cervical cancer:
- Bleeding after intercourse
- Bleeding after menopause
- Bleeding between periods
- Bleeding after douching
- Bleeding following a pelvic exam
- Having heavier menstrual periods than usual or ones that last longer than usual
- Unusual vaginal discharge
- Pain during sex
- Pelvic pain
If you notice such symptoms, do not hesitate to contact your doctor for advice!
Of course, just because you have any of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean you have cervical cancer. The symptoms could be caused by other conditions, like an infection
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