Symptoms of Cervical Cancer
The most common symptoms of cervical cancer include: loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, pelvic pain (during sexual intercourse - before or after), back pain, leg pain, single swollen leg, heavy bleeding from the vagina, and leaking of urine.
In essence, if a person experiences several of the following symptoms, they could have cervical cancer:
• Vaginal bleeding after sex
• Pelvic pain
• Painful sex
• Heavy and abnormal bleeding between menstrual periods
• Going to the bathroom frequently
Some of the risk factors for developing cervical cancer includes multiple sex partners, sex before the age of 18 due to the increased risk of getting the virus called HPV, a weak immune system, and smoking.