One of the most noticeable ways that cervical cancer affects the body is an increase in vaginal bleeding. Some vaginal bleeding is typical, especially during your period. However, bleeding associated with cervical cancer occurs between periods and is most noticeable with women who have already gone through menopause.
Cervical cancer may also affect the kidneys by causing uremia. Uremia is a blockage in the kidneys that prevents waste such as urea from exiting the body through the excretion of urine. This can eventually lead to kidney failure.
Cervical cancer can also cause sores around the affected area. Because of this many women experience symptoms of pain around the affected area, especially while engaging in sexual intercourse.
Cervical cancer can also cause anemia in the body. This is because the cancer affects the red blood cells and hemoglobin of the body, reducing the blood's ability to transport the necessary oxygen to the tissues of the body.
Metastasis is the most dangerous way in which cervical cancer can affect the body. Metastasis is the spreading of cancer cells to other organs of the body. This occurs when an infected cancer cell is able to break away from the original tumor site and travel through the blood or lymph system to other vital organs in the body including the heart, lungs and liver. The cancerous cell begins affecting healthy cells around the new area until a new tumor begins to form. Eventually the tumor makes the organ unable to work causing eventual death.
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