If gynecological cancers are not detected or treated in their early stages, they can be fatal. Sadly, several malignancies that affect the female reproductive system do not have screening assays. Knowing the warning signs and symptoms of these tumors is crucial for early diagnosis.
Are you experiencing any gynecological problems or physical changes that might be signs of cancer of the reproductive system. Dr. Nagaveni R, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Motherhood Hospitals, HRBR Layout Bangalore, will teach you everything you need to know about gynecological cancers.
Be familiar with gynecological cancers
Gynecological malignancies are any cancers that affect a woman's reproductive system or genitalia. Cancers of the vulva, vagina, cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes fall under this category.
As a result, it is crucial for women to be aware of the warning signs, symptoms, and available treatments for gynecological cancers. While screening tests are available for some of these cancers, there are none for others. Knowing your body well will make it simpler for you to identify any physical changes. And you can get assistance for that at the right time, said Dr. Nagaveni.
There are various gynecological malignancies.
The different types of gynecological cancers and their symptoms were also clarified by Dr. Nagaveni.
The uterus and vagina are connected via the cervix. The cervix is where cervical cancer develops. The common, sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the main cause of cervical cancer. Some of its signs include:
bleeding between periods or after experiencing discomfort during heavy periods that last through the night
after menopause, unexpected vaginal hemorrhage and discharge
This takes place in the womb or uterus. During pregnancy, the uterus, which is housed inside your pelvis, aids the development of the unborn child. Endometrial cancer and uterine sarcomas are the two main subtypes of uterine cancer. Endometrial carcinoma develops in the uterine lining. These tumors' symptoms include
Following menopause, bleeding
a foul stench and red or watery vaginal discharge
I have abdominal pain.
experiencing difficulties urinating
The ovaries, which are situated on the side of your uterus, are where this type of cancer develops. Since this condition frequently has no symptoms, you should watch out for odd changes in your body, such as:
unusual abdominal bloating or an increase in abdomen size
Urge to urinate frequently
alterations to bowel habits.
Unusual weight fluctuations.
Fallopian tube cancer
Your fallopian tube, a tube-shaped organ located between your uterus and ovaries, is where cancer cells develop. Though it rarely manifests any symptoms, when it does, they include:
even after making dietary modifications, lower abdominal swelling persists.
suffering from pelvic pain
the bowel or bladder feeling constricted
abnormal vaginal discharge or bleeding.
Following menopause, bleeding
Sickness in Vulva
This type of cancer affects the labia minora and labia majora, the clitoris, the pubic mound, and the perineum, which are located on the exterior of a woman's body. Although it can occur in women of any age, these types of malignancies are more common in women who have had menopause. Its symptoms include:
Itching, burning, or pain at a specific location in the vulva
experiencing a painful growth that resembles a lump
Patches of skin on the vulva that are elevated or thickened and are colored red, white, or brown.
Groin lymph nodes that be firm or swollen
One of the most uncommon types of gynecological cancer, this one develops on the tissue of your vagina.
Women of any age can be affected, but older women are more likely to experience it. Such signs include:
bleeding from the vagina that is not related to menstruation
bleeding after sex discomfort in the pelvis
bulge in the genital area
Having trouble peeing, urinating a lot, or urinating blood.
"Cancer is fatal, but you can lessen its effects by getting a routine diagnosis and acting quickly. The greatest person to ask for help is you because you are the most familiar with your body. The most efficient approach to cure cancer is with early detection and intervention, "Dr. Nagaveni came to an end.
Source ( healthsite.com)
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