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9 Signs of Cervical Cancer You Shouldn't Ignore

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NHS.uk added that severe back pain can be caused by the kidneys swelling.

8) Pain and Discomfort During Sex

Painful sexual intercourse may result from tumor growth all over the reproductive organs and tissues, that comes from advanced cervical cancer.

9) Urinary Problems

Sometimes cervical cancer can block the kidneys and muscles whose job it is to push urine to the bladder. That can make urinating difficult.

Often symptoms appear when cervical cancer starts growing in nearby tissues. If you present any of the above symptoms, visit your doctor. They may not be cancer, but get them checked.


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Reviewed January 7, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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The symptoms mentioned here are really associated with cancer of the cervix. Women should be aware of these symptoms so that when there's an unusual change in their body, they can recognize it easily. However, cervical cancer is not only the type of cancer that hits women. They can still acquire cancer in other body parts such as the breast, ovary, and vagina. According to New Hope Unlimited, there are some other important cancer symptoms women should watch out for. It includes changes in the breast, irregular vaginal and rectal bleeding, smelly discharge, bloating, and unexplained weight loss. Every one of us should be wary in any abnormal changes in our bodies, as cancer can progress silently without us knowing it.

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