Cervical Cancer Symptoms
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To us, you are not just a cancer patient; you are a unique, whole individual who has cancer. As a cervical cancer patient at CTCA, our cancer experts will work with you to develop a personalized cancer treatment plan that integrates both conventional and complementary cancer therapies. Our goal is to treat all of you, not just the disease.
On this page, you will learn more about cervical cancer symptoms and risk factors associated with cervical cancer. You will also learn where to find additional information about cervical cancer symptoms, cervical cancer and related treatment options.
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Cervical cancer symptoms can be difficult to detect.
Scientists believe that abnormal changes in cells of the cervix are the first steps in a series of changes that can eventually lead to cervical cancer. Since these cervical cancer symptoms do not commonly cause pain, there are usually no noticeable signs or symptoms of early cervical cancer. Therefore, cervical cancer is not normally detected unless a woman has a Pap test to check for abnormal cells in the cervix.
Women should schedule regular pelvic examinations (i.e., yearly check-ups) with their doctor to help detect cervical cancer symptoms early and allow for more treatment options.
Overview: Cervical Cancer Symptoms
Cervical cancer symptoms usually do not appear until abnormal cervical cells become cancerous. When this happens, the most common cervical cancer symptoms are related to abnormal vaginal bleeding occurrences. Bleeding may appear between regular menstrual cycles, and after sexual intercourse. Bleeding after douching or a pelvic exam are also symptoms of cervical cancer. In addition, pelvic pain, pain during sexual intercourse, bleeding after menopause, and increased or unusual vaginal discharge may also be cervical cancer symptoms.
Remember that while these symptoms may be cervical cancer symptoms, they may also be caused by health problems or conditions other than cervical cancer. An infection, for instance, can cause pain, or, rarely, bleeding. If you experience any of these cervical cancer symptoms or other suspicious symptoms, you should consult your physician.
Risk Factors: Cervical Cancer Symptoms and Cervical Cancer
Women in high-risk categories are more likely to experience cervical cancer symptoms and cervical cancer. One high risk factor is socioeconomic status. Women with less access to regular medical examinations (i.e., Pap smears) often miss early detection opportunities and a diagnosis opportunities for diagnosis of early cervical cancer. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection of the cervix is another risk factor for the development of cervical cancer. However, not all women with HPV infection will develop cervical cancer.
Other possible risks for cervical cancer include a high number of sexual partners, having first sexual intercourse at a young age, giving birth to many children, smoking cigarettes and a weakened immune system.
Cervical Cancer Symptoms: How to Learn More
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America, our cancer experts provide integrative care aimed at fighting cancer on all fronts. Please visit the links on this page for more information on cervical cancer, cervical cancer symptoms and other related information. CTCA has provided some helpful links at the bottom of this page.
If your cervical cancer symptoms result in a cancer diagnosis, contact CTCA at the toll-free number 1-800-615-3055 the top of this page, for additional information on your cervical cancer treatment options.