If you’ve ever looked at the literature on cancer, you’ll find that for the vast majority of internal organ cancers, the cause is summed up in one sentence: The cause is not completely clear. The reason for this is that the pathogenesis of cancer is quite complex. The emergence of a cancer may involve many factors, such as age, genes, living environment, chronic diseases, carcinogenic exposure and so on!
However, there are also a small number of clinical cancers have been completely clear about the cause, such as cervical cancer is up to now, the only confirmed cause of gynecological malignant tumors, it is the presence of patients with persistent infection with high-risk HPV virus. After infection, the virus will continue to act on the cervical epithelium of patients, leading to the gradual development of precancerous lesions, carcinoma in situ!
Cervical cancer is similar to other types of cancer. In the early stages of cancer, it is difficult to detect cancerous changes in the cervix without specific tests. With the development of cervical cancer, patients will gradually develop related symptoms, but after all, the cervix is a part of the reproductive organs, so even if there are symptoms, patients are easy to believe that they are just suffering from a common disease, and then ignore the cervical screening!
As everyone knows, if you suddenly have the following three symptoms to find their own, beware is a signal that the cervix has been cancerous:
Swollen inguinal lymph nodes
If you remember from school biology, lymph tissue is part of the body’s immune system. However, when the body appears after cancer, lymphatic system may “mutate”, become the channel of cancer metastasis. For example, when cervical cancer enters metastatic stage, cancer cells can metastasized through lymphatic vessels to the near or distant lymph nodes. Abnormal swelling of inguinal lymph nodes is one of the common manifestations of cervical cancer.
Of course, in addition to cervical cancer, other genital cancers can also cause inguinal lymph nodes to swell, so patients need to take the next step of accurate screening.
The so-called leucorrhea refers to the gland secretions of the female reproductive organs, which will change with the change of their own hormones, but no matter how its texture changes, will not send out an unpleasant odor, but to light smell.
On the contrary, if the recent private secretions suddenly appear abnormal changes, such as discharge of a large amount of water or mucus like leucorrhea, rice soup like representative, or discharge of pus and blood leucorrhea, and emit odor, this is the typical manifestation of cervical cancer. The reason can be so, with cervical cancer swollen ulceration, infection has direct relationship.
Pain in the lower abdomen
Pain is not the initial manifestation of cervical cancer, it occurs more in the disease progress period. Patient lower abdomen ache may be to appear after be in the same room, canceration is swollen by fierce bump and squeeze, besides abdominal ache, private part still may have blood educt.
With the continuous progress of cervical cancer, the cancer is not only confined to the cervix, it begins to invade the surrounding tissues, and the tumor causes pressure on the surrounding organs and tissues, which will also lead to lower abdominal pain, and the patient’s pain will gradually worsen and the pain will be prolonged.
In addition, patients can also appear anal drop distension, lower extremity swelling and pain, sciatica and other abnormal symptoms.
The arrival of the above three symptoms may be a signal of cervical cancer. Especially recently, abnormal lymph node enlargement and changes in private secretions suddenly appear. Patients need to be vigilant and seek medical screening as soon as possible.
At present, the most commonly used clinical methods for cervical cancer screening are TCT examination, colpostscopy screening, gynecological double-diagnosis and so on. Once cervical cancer is diagnosed, early intervention and treatment are needed to avoid the point of no return.