Signs and Symptoms of Cervical Cancer
Cervical Cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide and is a leading cause of cancer-related death in women in underdeveloped countries. It is one of the most common cancers that affect a woman's reproductive organs.
Signs and Symptoms of early Cervical Cancer
Early cervical cancer does not show any signs or symptoms. It is usually a very slow growing cancer. Cervical cancer when diagnosed early can be treated successfully.
In women who receive regular screening, the first finding of the disease is usually an abnormal Pap test result. Pap smears are the best screening technique currently available to evaluate the cells on the face of the cervix.
Signs and Symptoms of progressed Cervical Cancer:
Some of the common symptoms observed during the later stages of cervical cancer are:
- Vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse
- Pelvic pain
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Offensive vaginal discharge may occur -pale, pink, brown, blood streaked, and foul-smelling
- Abnormal bleeding between menstrual periods
- Heavy bleeding during your menstrual period
- Increased urinary frequency
- Bleeding after menopause
- Painful urination - dysuria
- Low back pain
- Urethritis or urinary infection can be a sign of cervical cancer
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