Cervical cancer

Cancer is a disease that is divided into more than 100 types, unfortunately, because of their characteristics, women are more likely to contract some of them.

Cancer begins in the cells, with the formation of tumors that can be benign or malignant, and that, if malignant, can invade nearby tissues or not.

 

Cervical cancer

Worldwide, cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women.

The development of cervical cancer is usually very slow and begins as a precancerous condition called dysplasia. This condition can be detected by means of a vaginal cytology and is 100% curable.

 

Symptom:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding between periods
  • Vaginal discharge that does not stop (pale, watery, brown, bloody, foul odor)
  • Menstrual periods more abundant and that last more than normal.
  • Unusual back pain
  • Swelling in one leg
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Pelvic pain

Cervical cancer can spread to the bladder, intestines, lungs and liver.

 

Breast cancer

Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lifetime, although it is not known exactly what causes it, the risk factors are: age, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes; and begin menstruation before age 12.

 

Symptom:

  • Tumor in the armpit that is hard, has irregular edges and does not hurt
  • Change in size, shape, or texture of the breast or nipple
  • Nipple fluid, which may be bloody, yellowish or greenish
  • Sensitivity in the breasts
  • Bone pain
  • Skin ulcers
  • Swelling of the lymph nodes in the armpit
  • Weightloss

 

Colon cancer

Unfortunately, there is a large number of women suffering from colon cancer. Although the causes are unknown, it is believed that due to intestinal problems, coupled with hormonal imbalances with bad eating habits; They encourage reaching this type of cancer.

Almost all colon cancers usually start with non-cancerous polyps in the colon. If they are not removed or detected in time, they occur in a cancerous way.

 

symptom

  • Sensitivity and abdominal pain in the lower abdomen.
  • Blood in the stool.
  • Diarrhea, constipation or other changes in bowel movements.
  • Thin stools
  • Weight loss without any known reason.

 

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