Donnica Moore, author of Women’s Health For Life, was on Dr. Oz to discuss the five silent killers for women: uterine cancer, hepatitis, ovarian cancer, heart attacks and HPV (Human Papillomavirus). This information could save your life, you must read this!
1. Uterine Cancer – The wall of the uterus is the endometrium and deep within the walls of the endometrium is where the cancer cells form and push their way through. As the cancer cells get bigger and stronger, they can suck up more blood and grow bigger and stronger. Eventually the uterine cancer spreads to the cervix, then the bladder and rectum and eventually works its way into your intestinal tract. The symptoms of uterine cancer to look out for include: abnormal vaginal bleeding, abnormal vaginal discharge or odor, weight gain or weight loss, new acne that you didn’t have before, deepened voice, increased hair growth and severe pain. Donnica Moore said that you should pay particular attention to spotting between periods or bleeding after menopause. See a doctor immediately if you have to change a pad or tampon every hour for 3 or more hours straight, if you bleed more than 7 days, if you have vaginal bleeding while pregnant, if there is a foul odor or discharge with the bleeding or a very sharp pain. Your doctor will do an internal exam, a pap smear can’t detect uterine cancer but can pick up other abnormalities and a pelvic ultrasound.