Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women worldwide. It occurs in the cells of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Cervical cancer most of the times is caused by HPV virus or human papillomavirus.
Cervical cancer targets women of all ages and the risk of cervical cancer starts after they start having intercourse.
Risk factors are the following: unsafe sex, multiple sex partners, poor immunity, smoking, genetics, multiple pregnancies and first pregnancy at a young age.
The scary part about cervical cancer is that it doesn’t show any symptoms in the early stages. Symptoms start manifesting after cancer has spread to the bladder, intestines, liver or lungs.
As it goes for any cancer, the sooner it is diagnosed the better and higher are the chances of treating it.
Below is a list of 10 symptoms of cancer that can help diagnosing it sooner.