Most Common Type of Cancer in Women
Most Common Type of Cancer in Women: Not all the symptoms to be worried leading to major health condition also not all the symptoms
repeatedly accruing should not be neglected, taking care in initial stage prevents many Life threatening condition.
One such condition is cancer; early detection helps to treat and cure the disease.
What are the common type of cancer in women
Women in her busy schedule life in balancing family, work at a time forget to take care of herself, if experiencing any symptoms also, not negligible, always has to be monitored.
Most common types are
Colorectal cancer for women
This type of cancer can occur in young adults, but majority occur in people older than 50 years.
Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the colon or rectum, located at the digestive tract’s lower end.
What are early signs and symptoms?
1) A change in bowel habits like diarrhoea or constipation or change in the consistency of stool
2) weight loss
3)Rectal bleeding or blood in stool
4) Continued abdominal pain, discomfort like bloating, cramps.
5) weakness or fatigue
6)Feeling of incomplete emptying of bowels.
Colorectal cancer begins as small, benign clumps of cells called polyps that form on colon, gradually these polyps can become colon cancer.
So early symptoms should not be neglected, it may not be confused with IBS or any other conditions.
Test helps to early diagnosis with the symptoms are
Bloo test CEA (carcinoembryonic antigen)
Diagnostic Colonoscopy based on symptoms
If person with early symptoms, with following
test can be detected if any cancer growth is there in colon, so early detection helps for proper treatment and cure in time.
Breast cancer for Women
Breast cancer is the common type of cancer in women.
Breast cancer occurs when breast cells begin to grow abnormally.
The abnormal cells grow rapidly, continue to accumulate forming lump.
What are the early symptoms?
Lump in the breast or underarm
Change in size, shape of the breast
Swollen lymph nodes underarm
Swelling or thickening of breast
Dimpling of breast skin
Nipple crust, nipple retraction
Breast or nipple pain
Sometimes hormonal changes also cause some symptoms, but lump with above symptoms have to be look after, tested and treated.
Tests to detect breast cancer
1) Breast self-examination
Breast self-examination is
should be done by every woman for early detection.
Look at the breasts in a mirror, one hand lift and place behind neck, with other hand use the pads of the fingers to feel any unusual changes around the breasts and armpit.
Look and feel for lumps or any other changes.
Look carefully for swelling, redness or skin dimpling.
Changes in nipples, appearance or discharge
Same method is practiced to observe other side of the breast for any changes.
2) Diagnostic mammogram
A mammogram is taking of X-ray of the breast.
Mammogram are the best way to find breast cancer early, so can be treated in very early stage.
3) Breast MRI
So regular self-examination, with mammogram helps in early detection and also early treatment reverse the condition.
Cervical cancer foe women
Common type of cancer in women.
Cervical cancer is the cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix, that is the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina.
Cervical cancer begins when healthy cells in cervix develop changes in their DNA.
Healthy cells grow, form, multiply at a particular rate, eventually dying at particular time. The mutations tell the cells to grow and multiply out of control, these cells don’t destroy, resulting in accumulation of abnormal cells forming a tumor, these cancer cells spread to other parts of the body.
What are the symptoms?
Itching or burning sensation in the vagina
Low back pain
Pelvic pain or pain during intercourse
Vaginal Bleeding after intercourse, between periods, after attaining menopause
Watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy with a foul odor.
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancers of women.
So, awareness is very important for early detection and early treatment.
Early detection for cervical cancer:
Regular screening tests
Pap smear test most affordable one.
HPV (Human papillomavirus) DNA testing
Ultrasound and MRI
Ovarian cancer foe women
Ovarian cancer is a growth of abnormal cells multiply in the ovaries.
Female reproductive system contains two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus
Ovarian cancer was believed to begin only in the ovaries, but recent studies suggests that many ovarian cancers may actually start in the cells in the distal end of fallopian tubes.
What are the early signs and symptoms?
Abdominal swelling or bloating
Changes in Bowel habits
Frequent urge to urination
Discomfort in pelvic area
Feeling fullness after eating meals
If any of the symptoms is noticed book an appointment with doctor and consult to evaluate the condition.
What are the tests help to detect the condition?
1) Transvaginal ultrasound
2)CA- 125 blood test
3) CT scan
4) MRI scan
Before few cancers are limited only to old age group, but now a days because of the life style, food, self-hormonal medication and many other factors any reproductive age group can be affected.
So, it’s always important to have the knowledge and awareness of the condition, any unusual changes and symptoms, as early detection is always important, so condition can be treated and can be cured.