Dr. Jojo V Joseph, MS (Surgery), MCH (Oncosurgery), Senior Consultant Surgical Oncologist – Caritas Cancer Institute Kottayam Indiragadhi co-op Hospital, Kochi.
Early signs of female cancer can vary depending on the specific type of cancer. However, it’s important to note that experiencing these signs does not necessarily mean a person has cancer, as these symptoms can also be caused by other conditions. Here are some early signs associated with common types of female cancer:
Breast cancer: the presence of a new lump or thickening in the breast or underarm area, Breast pain or tenderness that is not related to menstrual cycles, Changes in breast size, shape, or appearance Nipple changes
Ovarian cancer: abdominal bloating or swelling; pelvic pain or discomfort; feeling full quickly while eating. Changes in bowel habits or urinary patterns
Cervical cancer: abnormal vaginal bleeding, such as bleeding between periods, after intercourse, or after menopause; pelvic pain or pain during intercourse; unusual vaginal discharge. Remember, early detection is crucial to the successful treatment of cancer. It is always best to consult a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and diagnosis.