While we understand the seriousness of cancer, most of us tend to detach ourselves from the disease. We never think it could happen to us.
Common myths, including the beliefs that cancer only strikes the elderly or those with a family history of cancer, feed misperceptions and lack of attention to warning signs.
While people with a faulty cancer gene are at a higher risk, anyone at any age can develop the disease.
The cancers that affect only women are ovarian cancer, endometrial (uterine) cancer and vaginal cancer. Breast cancer, although also affecting men, primarily and largely occurs in women.
While regular checkups and cancer screenings are always recommended, a key step toward early identification of any disease is knowing your body well. Body changes are often indicative of underlying major diseases.
Here are 10 signs and symptoms of cancer that women shouldn’t ignore.