Gynecological Cancer Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention – Gynecological Cancer Specialist Dr. Anup Toshniwal
What is Gynecological Cancer and its Type?
- Cervical cancer begins in the cervix, which is the lower, narrow end of the uterus. (The uterus is also called the womb.)
- Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries, which are located on each side of the uterus.
- Uterine cancer begins in the uterus, the pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis where the baby grows when she is pregnant.
- Vaginal cancer begins in the vagina, which is the hollow, tube-like channel between the bottom of the uterus and the outside of the body.
- Vulvar cancer begins in the vulva, the outer part of the female genital organs.
Understanding the symptoms of gynecologic cancer can help you be aware of early warning signs.
Common gynecological cancer symptoms include:
- Pelvic pain or pressure
- Itching or burning of the vulva
- Changes in vulva color or skin (rash, sores, warts, or ulcers)
- Changes in bathroom habits (increased urination, constipation, or diarrhea)
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
- Pain in the back or stomach
Many women are unaware of the symptoms of gynecologic cancer. It is important to take the time to understand them and be able to recognize them if and when they occur.