Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What are the signs of uterine cancer?

Uterine Cancer has been established as the second most common cancer that usually occurs in women and is second to breast cancer. Every year, there is an estimate of over 20,000 women in the world experiences some early symptoms. This type of cancer is malignant neoplasm of the cervix uteri or the cervical area. It may be present with vaginal bleeding but the symptoms may not be visible until the cancer is diagnosed in its advanced stages. Signs of uterine cancer

Women who have never been pregnant and are above the age of 30 also run a high risk. It is of three types and all three types' shows significant risk in the age group of 35 to 65 years. Below the age of 15 years, there is very little risk of developing ovarian cancer since the ovaries do not function fully till puberty. With females who have been identified as having the genes linked to breast cancer and have had a family history of ovarian cancer, the risk increases even for those under the age of 15.

What are the signs of uterine cancer?Cancer of the uterus is caused by human papilloma virus. This is transmitted through direct contact with the affected area. Therefore, the use of condom in case of sexual contact does not guarantee that you are safe from infection. Other factors that may increase the risk of having cervical cancer is taking birth control contraceptives, early sexual contact and having multiple sexual partners.

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