Women are uniquely at risk for cancer of the cervix, as well as other parts of their reproductive system, and there are a number of risk factors to take into account when considering the likeliness of cervical cancer.

These include whether or not you've contracted HPV, if you eat a whole diet, have used birth control, have HIV, smoke cigarettes, or if it's just in you're genetics.

Here are some things to watch out for:

1. Pain in the legs

This may be a sign of early cervical cancer. Pain and swelling in the legs can be caused by obstructed blood flow.

2. Vaginal discharge

This is a sign of cervical cancer and about a zillion other potential health problems. See a doctor.

3. Unusual bleeding

This can sometimes be common, but if its recurring, it may be time to consult a physician, particularly if it's between menstrual periods.

Read More