Today’s world is plagued by unhealthiness and rampant diseases. And one of the wildest and most vile misfortunes that a person can be exposed to, is Cancer. Cervical cancer too is another form of cancer, which, like any cancer, refers to an abnormal growth of cells.
Here are ten tell-tale signs of cervical cancer that one must not ignore for one’s own sake!
Women diagnosed with cervical cancer often experience swelling and pain in their legs.
Why does it happen?
When the cancer spreads, it obstructs blood flow, which causes swelling in the legs.
How to differentiate this particular pain from regular pain?
When caused by cervical cancer, the pain tends to be constant and increases in intensity over time. At times, there also may be back pain.
But don’t freak out.
It is important to understand that having leg pain does not necessarily mean you have cancer. It’s just that, if you have leg pain and a few more of the above-mentioned symptoms for a few weeks, it is best to get yourself checked by a doctor.
Some preventive measures!
1. Women between 20 and 30 years old should get a screening every 3 years. 2. Those 30 to 65 years old should be screened every 3 to 5 years. 3. Get an HPV vaccination before your early 20’s. 4. Quit smoking and avoid secondhand smoke. 5. Take the right steps to prevent STDs. We wish you a happy and healthy life!