More than 3000 women are suffering from the cervical cancer in India every year which causes their death. India alone has a death rate of 27% due to the cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is caused due to the Human Papilloma virus while sexual contact. Even when the use of contraceptive does not control the virus then this condition should be considered as alarming. This disease is asymptomatic for a longer period of time and it invades the neighboring tissues as due to this the death rate is high.
Cervical cancer can develop if your age is above 35; if you had sex before the 15 years of age, if you have HIV, if you had sexual contact with many partners, if you smoke, having birth control pills frequently, unprotected sex, low immunity and hormonal changes.
The infection due to HPV is quite common and it occurs when one gets sexually active. The virus spreads to different persons through sexual contact, generally due to anal and vaginal sex. There is high possibility of developing a cancer due to the persistent infections.
Cervical cancer symptoms vary from woman to woman often they are unnoticed because they imitate so other diseases. Sometimes women may pass these symptoms off ovulation pains or sometimes the cervical cancer shows no symptoms. The symptoms are not observed at the primary stages and some more serious conditions appear when the cervical cancer has reached the advanced stage.
Cervical cancer symptoms:
Some major symptoms that are observed in the majority of women are:
Abnormal bleeding: Women suffering from cervical cancer may cause excessive bleeding from vagina. The bleeding can either be heavy or light.
Heavy discharge: Excess vaginal discharge is one of the symptoms of cervical cancer. The discharge might be a watery, smelling, thick or possess mucus. If you experience such type of discharge then you should definitely visit a doctor.
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain may develop as a symptom of cervical cancer. Pelvic pains can be sharp or dull and can even lasts for several hours. Severe or mild pains are experienced by different women.
Painful urination: Pain in the bladder and painful urination can develop as a symptom of cervical cancer. This symptom is found when the disease has spread up to the bladder.
Bleeding is observed during menstrual periods, after having sex, pelvic exam or douching. All these can be a severe cervical cancer symptoms and whenever these are found one should immediately seek for cervical cancer treatment. All these symptoms are observed because of the irritation in cervix during various activities. Healthy cervix can bleed a little after having a sexual intercourse and other such activities.
Symptoms of developed cervical cancer include: weight loss, loss of appetite, pain in back and legs, swollen legs, excess bleeding from vagina, leakage of urine, very rare faeces from vagina are observed.
If you are facing the symptoms or problems stated above, you should get an appointment of the doctor and visit the clinic and make sure that the symptoms you are suffering from are of cervical cancer. As soon as you see a doctor in the early stages there is a chance of getting free from cervical cancer. Help the doctor by telling him the problem you are facing, this may lead to perfect diagnosis of the disease.
Cervical cancer treatment involves different methods depending on the stage of the cancer developed in the women. Often the treatments offered by the doctor for the sufferers are chemotherapy, surgery and high dose or exposure to high radiation therapy. These are the traditional cervical cancer treatments.