Find out how to spot cervical cancer before it’s too late.
A new study has discovered that women are dying from cervical cancer at a much greater rate than once thought. With a 77% higher risk of death in African-American women and a 47% higher risk of death in Caucasian women, now is the time to identify the sneaky signs of cervical cancer before it’s too late. Luckily, 93% of cervical cancer cases are preventable through early detection and HPV vaccines. Read on to find out what Dr. Jennifer Ashton wants you watch out for and when to get a screening and pap smear.
Unintentional Weight Loss
When your immune system is working hard to attack cancer cells, the human body produces small proteins known as cytokines, which promote the breakdown of fat in the body, reduce the amount of muscle mass, and signal the brain to reduce your appetite, causing unexplained weight loss. These drastic weight fluctuations can also be a sign of other serious illnesses such as hepatitis, colitis, and HIV/AIDS, so make sure to see your physician to determine the cause right away.