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A brief description on the various other symptoms of cervical cancer, its causes and origin also included.
The various complications derived by this disease just for you, exclusively!!
So what are you waiting for, start reading now!
Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix, the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens at the top of the vagina (birth canal). This condition usually develops over time.
It was once one of the most common causes of cancer death, but death rates have dropped dramatically over the last 40 years. This is due to the early detection of the disease through the Pap smear test. Note that cervical cancer is the eleventh most common cancer among Canadian women.
Actual Cause! Most cervical cancers are caused by specific strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). For your information this virus is passed from one person to another by genital skin contact.
For transmission intercourse in not necessarily required. This can be transmitted by sexual contact with women or men. [Causes of Cervical Cancer]
Worldwide, cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women. It is much less common in the United States because of routine use of Pap smears. Thanks to the advance research!!
Asymptomatic!! Early cervical cancer is often asymptomatic this means that the disease shows no early symptoms. In women who receive regular screening, the first sign of the disease is usually an abnormal Pap test result
Cervical Cancer Symptoms
Let’s look into the symptoms of cervical cancer in short:
- Low back pain
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Painful urination
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding which includes spotting after sexual intercourse, bleeding between menstrual periods and increased menstrual bleeding
- Abnormal, yellow, odorous vaginal discharge
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
Screening! Please keep in mind that pap smears screen for pre-cancers and cancer, but do not offer the final diagnosis. If abnormal changes are found, the cervix is usually examined under magnification. Pieces of tissue are surgically removed for biopsy during this procedure.
Endocervical curettage (ECC) is the other test which is used to examine the opening of the cervix and also Cone biopsy, CT scan, MRI, Chest x-ray, Intravenous pyelogram (IVP).
Complications! This cervical cancer may cause the following complications:
- It’s very sad that some types of cervical cancer do not respond well to treatment.
- Recurrence cervical cancer may occur
- Women who have treatment to save the uterus have a high risk of recurrence cancer
- Surgery and radiation can cause problems with sexual, bowel, and bladder function.
All women are suggested to consult a gynecologist on any small gesture of ill health to avoid any complications. Good Health!!