Cervical cancer is a deadly disease that claims the lives of many women around the world. Women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer early will have a higher chance of surviving than those who are diagnosed later. This is why it is very important to know the signs of cervical cancer so that it can be diagnosed and treated early.
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Here are 5 early signs of cervical cancer women shouldn't ignore.
1. Pain in the lower back.
Lower back pain can be linked to a lot of health problems because the lower abdominal region houses some of the body's most vital organs. Constant pain in the lower back can be a sign of cervical cancer so if you experience constant back pain, you might want to go to the hospital.
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2. Pain in the leg.
Apart from lower back pain, leg pain may be a serious warning of cervical cancer. This usually shows up later, after almost all the symptoms have manifested.
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3. Abdominal pain.
This is one of the most obvious signs of cervical cancer. This pain is usually focused around the appendix and pelvic area and it usually shows up after some of the cancer cells have already developed.
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4. Loss of appetite.
Women with cervical cancer always lose interest in eating. This is one of the initial signs exhibited by women with cervical cancer and its always the most ignored because it could be caused by a lot of factors.
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5. Longer and heavier periods.
An average period lasts between 3 to 7 days, but cervical cancer could cause the periods to be longer than 7 days and heavier.
If you notice any of these signs, then you should rush to your doctor for proper check.
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