September is National Women’s Cancer Awareness Month, and fortunately for women, these cancers come with some very important warning signs.
Gynecological cancers, including endometrial, cervical, ovarian, vaginal, and vulvar cancers, affect approximately 106,000 women each year. Although these types of cancer are common, they are treatable if diagnosed early. However, the problem is that many women do not recognize the early symptoms of gynecological cancer. Because women have bodies that constantly respond to variables such as diet and menstrual cycles, these noticeable changes in their bodies are initially misinterpreted. Talking to your doctor is often forgotten or delayed, which delays the time between cancer development and treatment.
Sometimes it is difficult to determine what are natural changes in a woman’s body and what are warning signs. In order to detect gynecological cancer as soon as possible, women who experience any of these five symptoms should see a doctor immediately.
Any change “below”
There are plenty of warning signs below the belt. If something seems unusual, women should seek immediate medical attention. Some of the most common signs that something is wrong include abnormal bleeding, blood-colored vaginal discharge, pelvic (or abdominal) pain, or changes in bathroom habits. Changes in stool frequency and frequency of urination can be influenced by a person’s diet, so it is important to know the changes that occur without dietary changes.
Similarly, any change “upstairs”
Breast changes do not necessarily indicate gynecological cancer, but they are often the first symptom of breast cancer. More than 279,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and noticing a lump or change in the skin can greatly reduce the chance that the cancer has spread.
Unexplained weight loss
Some people say that their weight fluctuates around 5-6 kg every day. No one expects that the weight fluctuates by 10 kg per day. If a woman loses weight quickly, this is a strong warning that something is wrong. Sudden weight loss that can’t be attributed to exercise or diet should prompt you to contact your doctor. Such weight loss can be a sign of cancer or other serious diseases.
Life can be exhausting and some weeks are a pure challenge. If this extreme fatigue lasts for a long time, it may be a warning sign that something is wrong. Fatigue can be a symptom of cancer. Talking to a doctor early can not only improve a person’s life, but also save it.
Loss of appetite is a sign that something is wrong. Cancers other than ovarian and gynecological cancers often have these symptoms. In addition, persistent indigestion and nausea can be warning signs of cancer. If these feelings last longer than normal, it is important to see a doctor immediately.