12 Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer Every Woman Should Know

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5. Anemia

Anemia is a significant decline in the number of red blood cells in the blood’s plasma. The red blood cells are replaced by white blood cells from the immune system. This deprives the body of oxygen and is generally a sign of some type of disease in the body. Cervical cancer is known to cause anemia. If you have a lack of appetite, feelings of tiredness, and other symptoms, see your doctor. If your doctor states that you are anemic (a simple blood test will reveal this) ask your doctor to check for cervical cancer, as being anemic is often a warning sign that the cancer is progressing to a more advanced stage.

 

6. Leg Pain

When the cervix begins to swell, it can obstruct the flow of blood to the legs, which causes the legs to swell and have feelings of pain, soreness, or feel tender to any sense of touch. This symptom is common in the early stages of cervical cancer.

 

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7. Unusual Bleeding

Of all the symptoms we are going to list, this is perhaps the most common. If you have bleeding in-between your menstrual cycles or if you experience bleeding after having sex, this could be a sign of cervical cancer. Women who are postmenopausal and no longer have periods should really pay attention to this sign and see their physician right away.

 

8. Pain When Urinating

If you feel pain or a stinging sensation, or tightness when urinating, this could be a sign of cervical cancer. Women who have had this type of cancer describe it in different words, but generally speaking, they all describe some type of abnormal discomfort when urinating. This usually means that the cancer has spread to nearby tissue and this requires immediate attention.

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