Poonam Pandey death Cervical Cancer Symptoms

Actor-model Poonam Pandey died on Thursday night. She was 32. A post made from her official Instagram account said that the actor died due to cervical cancer.

What Is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cells of the cervix. The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus (womb). The cervix connects the uterus to the vagina (birth canal).

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Types of cervical cancer

Squamous cell carcinoma: Most cervical cancers (up to 90%) are squamous cell carcinomas. These cancers develop from cells in the ectocervix.

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Adenocarcinoma: Cervical adenocarcinomas develop in the glandular cells of the endocervix.

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

Symptoms of early-stage cervical cancer

vaginal bleeding after sex

Source: cancer.gov

vaginal bleeding after menopause

vaginal bleeding between periods

pelvic pain or pain during sex

Symptoms of advanced cervical cancer

difficult or painful bowel movements or bleeding from the rectum when having a bowel movement

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difficult or painful urination or blood in the urine

dull backache

swelling of the legs

These symptoms may be caused by many conditions other than cervical cancer. The only way to know is to see a health professional. If it is cervical cancer, ignoring symptoms can delay treatment and make it less effective.

Source: cancer.gov