Cervical cancer is one of the diseases which a woman is most predisposed to, and it is for this reason that you must pay special attention to identify any anomaly that might translates into a symptom of this disease.
Women these days, where cervical cancer has become such a common disease, should always be alert to identify and document these symptoms; so, in this article we will discuss those small details that you cannot ignore and that may translate into the presence of this disease.
Always be alert
It is important to realize that cervical cancer in its initial stage does not present any obvious symptoms, which is why a checkup every six months if you are sexually active, or every year if you aren’t, is vital to rule out the onset of this disease.
That being said, when the cervical cancer becomes invasive and begins to attack all the adjacent tissue, this is when the true symptoms start to appear, which are usually:
Pain during intercourse
When you feel pain, discomfort or even bleeding instead of pleasure, it’s important to be alert and go to the gynecologist as soon as possible to do the necessary tests.
Monthly bleeding is normal when women are of reproductive age, but when the bleeding is very profuse, constant and without any reason, between menstrual periods or happen as a result of some physical exertion is made, it can be clear symptom of cervical cancer.
The female reproductive system constantly produces secretions to keep the vaginal flora in perfect condition or as a symptom of some infection; but when this discharge is different, bloody, or has a bad odor, you should pay attention and go immediately for a cytology test or Pap smear to rule out the presence of cervical cancer.
What to do if you are diagnosed with cervical cancer?
After identifying the symptoms, going to the gynecologist, taking the relevant tests and receiving the final diagnosis that you do have cervical cancer, it’s important that you maintain a positive attitude.
Cervical cancer is a progressive disease that needs good physical, mental and emotional health of the woman in order to be defeated.
Believe it or not, maintaining a positive attitude can help prevent the disease from somatizing and generating other diseases; therefore, accepting it and seeking solutions would be the ideal position for you to adopt.
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