Flatulence, irregular bleeding or the presence of lumps in the breasts are some of the symptoms that can help in the early detection of breast, ovarian or endometrial cancer. Knowing the triggers is an essential tool to treat the pathology in advance, which often means more positive results in quality of life.
Several health studies have indicated that one of the most effective measures in cancer treatment is early detection, mainly due to the recognition of symptoms. However, early warnings are often ignored.
According to a study by Cancer Research UK, more than half of people experienced a symptom that could indicate the presence of cancer, but only 2% thought they might have the disease and more than a third completely ignored it. Alarms and I didn’t go to the doctor.
For women, awareness and information about the warning signs is crucial. Especially considering that, according to a study by the Revista Chilena de Obstetrícia e Ginecologia on overall cancer mortality in the Chilean population, breast cancer is the third leading cause of death, after stomach cancer and prostate cancer.
Find out below the main symptoms of cancer in women.
Abdominal bloating is a condition that can occur from time to time. But when this discomfort occurs every day and also remains constant for weeks, it is necessary to consult a health professional, as it may indicate the presence of ovarian cancer.
Bloating may be accompanied by pelvic pain, digestive issues, or a feeling of fullness without eating much.
On the other hand, the main risk factors for this pathology include advanced age, hereditary genetic alterations, family history of ovarian cancer and irregular onset of menstruation.
Among the main symptoms of this disease is a lump or thickening in the breast that looks different from the surrounding tissue. On the other hand, the change in the size, shape or appearance of the breast.
Also, skin changes over the breast, such as dimples, recent nipple inversion, peeling or sagging skin, redness or small holes in the skin over the breast, such as orange peel.
The main risk factors are categorized into: advanced age, personal history of breast disease (for example, if you had a breast biopsy that revealed lobular carcinoma in situ or atypical breast hyperplasia), radiation exposure, and sudden onset of menstruation . Form.
Endometrial cancer can be detected at an early stage because it often causes abnormal vaginal bleeding. If caught early, this disease is usually cured by surgical removal of the uterus.
Among the main symptoms: vaginal bleeding after menopause, bleeding between periods and pelvic pain.