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About Cervical Cancer Symptoms
Depends on stage: Early cervical cancer usually has no symptoms or signs. It is important to have regular pap examinations for early detection. With later stage cancer, there may be irregular bleeding, bleeding with intercourse, ulcer and/or mass on cervix, foul smelling discharge, abdominal pain, urinary problems, weight loss, anemia and if left untreated, death. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
They are not: The symptoms of cancer are always somewhat varied. In this regard cervix cancer does what cancers in general do. They bleed(abnormal bleeding) and there is a growth of a tumor on the surface of the cervix which can be easily seen by a doctor(on pelvic examination). When there is a growth, we do a biopsy and cancer can be easily seen under the microscope. So there is nothing confusing about it ...Read more
Mirena Coil fitted No periods since coil fitting. So what Cervical cancer symptoms should I look out for?
Oral sex since age 13. Was given HPV vaccine age 12 (2009) what is the chances of me having cervical cancer. ( symptoms=period is only clots) ?
Confusing post: It is unclear from your post just what your risks are. Just oral ? Which vaccine (there were 2 then) ? Number of partners ? It is unlikely that clots during menses mean you have cancer or HPV, likely another issue. As a sexually active 21 yo you should start getting pap tests anyway, which screens for cervical cancer. There are HPV strains not protected by the early vaccine. Paps are still needed. ...Read more
Bleeding and pain.: Early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, the following signs and symptoms of more advanced cervical cancer may appear: vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause. Watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor. Pelvic pain or pain during intercourse. ...Read more
It can be: Without symptoms, therefore the reason for pap smears on a regular basis, but in your 30's to 40's post coital bleeding, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, may be a cause to take a look even if the pap was normal last year. Cervix cancer is highly curable, but less morbid the earlier that it is found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None to many!: Early cervical cancer can go undetected and may only be found on examination and pap smear which is why it is important for women to have this test regularly. More advanced cancer can have symptoms of bleeding and pelvic pain, especially with intercourse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non specific: Symptoms of cervical cancer are non specific and may range from no symptoms, abnormal vaginal bleeding, bleeding with sex, persistent foul smelling vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, etc. You should see you doctor for an evaluation if you suspect any abnormality. You should also be seeing your doctor on a regular basis for pap test and cervical HPV screenings. ...Read more
Symptoms none, bleed: Cancer of cells low part if uterus that is called cervix. Much more common in other parts of the world where pap smear for screening is not routinely done. Hpv is a virus that increases the risk of developing this slow growing tumor. There are vaccines now for hpv. More info and a good review of the topic see link below http://health.Nytimes.Com/health/guides/disease/cervical-cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bleeding...: ..Be it spontaneous spotting or after sex. Sometimes there can be a watery or mucous discharge but that can be caused by many other problems. Pain is usually a sign of advanced disease. Screening pap smears and hpv vaccination are your two best weapons against this, the first for early detection and the other for prevention. ...Read more
Bleeding / pain...: Early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, the following signs and symptoms of more advanced cervical cancer may appear: vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor pelvic pain or pain during intercourse. ...Read more
Not always...: The likelihood of curing cervical cancer (or any cancer) is generally better if the cancer is discovered "earlier" than "later". The most important prognosticator for cervical cancer is stage/extent. If cancer is confined to the cervix, then cure is likely. Cancers can be "symptomatic" with bleeding and still be cured. If there is spread to other organs, cure may be possible with chemotherapy. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?I had a friend who died from cervical cancer who found out only within 2weeks. Is that possible?
That is unusual: Cervix cancer typically runs a long course over many years(a rare variant called small cell cancer may be what your friend had). The symptoms include irregular vaginal bleeding and foul smelling vaginal discharge. Pain in the low abdomen or back pain are late symptoms. Any irregular bleeding especially after having sex is a tip off to cancer and should require a pelvic exam by your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are common symptoms of cervical cancer and how quickly can it spread? I know sexual discomfort can be a symptom, but what exactly does that mean?
Irregular vaginal bl: Vaginal bleeding other times than the monthly period is an early symptom of cervix cancer. Pain or discomfort are not early symptoms. But cervix caner is relatively slow growing and easy to detect if you are alert to any new vaginal symptoms especially unexpected bleeding or vaginal discharge. Bleeding after sexual intercourse can be a ealy clue. ...Read more
Cervical Cancer: You may not experience any cervical cancer symptoms — early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, the following signs and symptoms of more advanced cervical cancer may appear: vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause, watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor, pelvic pain or pain during sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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