Cervical Cancer - Symptoms
Unfortunately, many women don’t experience any symptoms of cervical cancer until it’s in its later stages. Cervical cancer symptoms usually do not appear until the cancer spreads. The most common symptom is abnormal vaginal bleeding, sometimes after sexual activity. This is why it is important to have regular Pap tests and checkups. As with any cancer, the sooner it is diagnosed, the better the outcome.
In the later stages of cervical cancer, some of the following symptoms may occur. These symptoms can also be related to health issues or infections other than cervical cancer, so be sure to consult your doctor.
-Postcoital bleeding (bleeding after intercourse)
-Abnormal vaginal bleeding
-Bleeding or pain during or after sex
-Menstrual bleeding that lasts longer or is heavier than usual
-Unusual or increased discharge from the vagina (not your normal period)
-Blood spotting or light bleeding at times other than your normal period
-Abnormal Pap testsLast Updated on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 19:59