At least half of sexually active people will have HPV at some point in their lives, but few women will get cervical cancer. What are the symptoms?
Signs and symptoms of cervical cancer Women with early cervical cancers and pre-cancers usually have no symptoms. Symptoms often do not begin until a pre-cancer becomes a true invasive cancer and grows into nearby tissue.
... vagina, or vulva • A family history of cervical cancer • Smoking • Certain sexually transmitted diseases , such as chlamydia • Problems with the immune system • Having a mother who took a drug called diethylstilbestrol (DES) during pregnancy What are some of the symptoms of cervical cancer?
There are no signs and symptoms of cervical pre-cancers and rarely any signs and symptoms of early cervical cancer, so it . is very important for women to have regular Pap tests.
Early-stage cervical squamous cell carcinoma may not present symptoms; later-stage cancers can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding, increased vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, or pain during sexual intercourse. (continued on next page) Cervical Cancer
(American Cancer Society, 17). There are not any tell tale signs and symptoms of cervical cancer. When the cancer has spread to nearby tissue and is in stage 2 or above, a sign might be abnormal vaginal bleeding.
10 Understanding cervical cancer What are the symptoms? Early changes in the cells of the cervix (epithelial abnormalities) rarely cause any symptoms, which is why doctors encourage women to have regular Pap tests.
the cervical cells more susceptible to infection with HPV 4) Smoking decreases the ability of the immune system and women who smoke have a higher incidence of cervical cancer IV. Symptoms
In women who are not sexually active, however, cervical cancer is often asymptomatic until relatively advanced (358). Large tumors may present with vaginal discharge. In advanced cases, pelvic pain, pressure symptoms pertaining to the bowel or bladder, and occasionally vaginal loss of urine or feces may ...
Most women who have risk factors for cervical cancer never develop it. Symptoms Early cervical cancers usually don't cause symptoms. When the cancer grows larger, women may notice one or more of these symptoms: •Abnormal vaginal bleeding —Bleeding that occurs between regular menstrual periods —Bleeding ...