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What are symptoms of cervical cancer?

By Anonymous January 26, 2015 - 4:05pm
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I was curious as to what the symptoms are if any. 

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question! 

If you think you may have been exposed to HPV (the virus that causes cervical cancer) then it's important to have health tests with your doctor. 

Symptoms usually do not appear until the abnormal cells become cancerous. They invade nearby tissue. When this happens, the most common symptom is abnormal bleeding, which may include:

* Bleeding between regular menstrual periods
* Bleeding after sexual intercourse, douching, or a pelvic exam (most common)
* Menstrual bleeding that lasts longer and is heavier than usual
* Vaginal bleeding after menopause
* Increased vaginal discharge that is not blood

Read more on cervical cancer here: 


Has this helped, Anon?



January 27, 2015 - 7:32am
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