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Each year, more than 80,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with gynecological cancer, including endometrial, ovarian and cervical tumors. Unfortunately, the symptoms of these diseases are often difficult to notice, so many women do not seek attention from their doctor until the condition is already advanced.
In response to this, as part of Cervical Health Awareness Month in January, experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center explained some signs that women should be aware of that may be indicators of this disease.
First, a swollen leg that feels painful may be a sign of cervical cancer. Next, more than 90 percent of women who are diagnosed with endometrial cancer experience abnormal vaginal bleeding, and the experts suggest that women who bleed often between periods or during sex should get examined by a doctor.
Finally, feeling sick or queasy for an extended period of time may be a sign of a number of gynecological disorders, so see a doctor rather than just trying to wait the nausea out.
"Remember, having one or more of these symptoms doesn't mean you have cancer," concluded researcher Therese Bevers, M.D. "But if they last two weeks or longer, see your doctor. After all, it's better to be safe than sorry."
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