Health Desk: Cancer of the cervix is one of the most common cancers in women. According to 2020 statistics, approximately 64,000 women worldwide are suffering from cervical cancer. But what is the cause of this cancer?
The virus transforms into cancer in women who have children at a young age, who practice unsafe sex, who have multiple partners for sex, who do not follow hygiene during sex and who have a weak immune system.
According to a recent research paper, women with psychological problems or mental illness associated with nerves also have double the risk of developing cervical cancer.
Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden said that women's risk of cervical cancer can be reduced through regular monitoring.
A study of 4 million women born between 1940-1995 found that many women who were mentally disturbed had symptoms of this cancer.
Keiza Hu, one of the researchers, said that after a certain age, women should be under regular observation. Especially those who have such mental problems, they should be more closely monitored.
Because people suffering from this disease cannot remember to go to the doctor regularly. They do not care about personal good or bad.
In addition, the researchers mentioned two other factors, from which the risk of cervical cancer may increase.
Smoking and the uncontrolled use of birth control pills can also cause cervical cancer in women. However, more research is needed to be sure about this, the researchers said.
What are the signs of cervical cancer?
The biggest problem of cervical cancer is that 70 percent of the cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Initially there are no symptoms of this disease.
Then it becomes advanced when symptoms appear. This is why cervical cancer is called the 'silent killer'.
1. Pressure around the lower abdomen or frequent urination.
2. Gas, indigestion, constipation. Stomach fullness after a light meal, stomach discomfort, etc. If any stomach problem is too much, it can be a sign of uterine cancer.
3. Excessive abdominal pain or bloating, accompanied by nausea or vomiting. As a result, hunger decreases.
4. Excessive weight gain or sudden weight loss.
5. Initially the patient has white discharge. Sometimes there is a white discharge that is foul-smelling or bloody.
6. Bleeding during intercourse is a very important symptom of uterine cancer. For this reason, if someone has blood during sexual intercourse, you should go to the doctor immediately.
7. Irregular menstruation. Irregular bleeding between periods or periods so irregular that the date of menstruation cannot be identified.
8. If a woman continues to bleed after menopause, it is also an important symptom of uterine cancer. In that case, he should seek medical attention immediately.
9. In addition, lower abdominal pain, back pain or swollen legs and watery feet are symptoms of advanced stage of uterine cancer.
Source: NHS/Who/Indian Express
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