About Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer Signs, Symptoms And Causes

Cervical Cancer Signs, Symptoms and Causes

Signs of Cervical Cancer

  • Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
  • Pain With/After Intercourse
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Low Abdominal Pain
  • Low Pelvic Pain


Cervical Cancer Causes

  • Having Several Partners
  • Several Pregnancies
  • Cigairette Smoking
  • Already Infected Hpv Partner
  • Having High Risk Hpv

About Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix. It is a very slow growing process and type of cancer and so therefore; it can sometimes nearly take up to several years before any noticeable signs or cervical cancer symptoms starts to show.

Early symptoms of cervical cancer can, and do vary, but are usually similar in nature.

Normally, a pap smear can, and should show any abnormal cells or dysplasia (abnormal cell changes in the cervix); but finding the abnormal cells does not actually mean that you do have cancer.

Hpv & Cervical Cancer

If you are sexually active and don't do anything to protect yourself, like using protection (condoms) or any other type of safeguarding; you are setting yourself up to be at a higher risk for getting and contracting Hpv.

Most statistics show that the Hpv infection is responsible for nearly almost 80 to 90 % of cervical cancers.

Staying abstinent can also greatly decrease your likelihood of contracting Hpv; of course, like everything else, it's not a guarantee.

How Common Is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer worldwide. It is also known to be the fifth leading cause of all cancer deaths. Cervical cancer affects nearly 16,000 of women every year. Cervical cancer symptoms do, and can mimic signs of Uterine cancer, endometriosis and other female problems; these are just a few.

Early Detection Can Save Your Life

Remember, early detection and very early stages of cervical cancer can have the best cure rate. It's important to get your pap and pelvic exams yearly and always follow up! Statistics show that cervical cancer in the United States alone, is close to approximately the 8th common type of cancer in women. Prognosis of cervical cancer depends greatly on the staging of the cancer at the time. Experts always suggest you should contact your physician about any concerns.

A Few Things To Remember:

Continuous vaginal discharge that is pale pink or watery and/or any menstrual periods that are heavier than usual and/or last longer than usual, could be anything, but it's always best to get it checked right away. As a woman, you need to understand your body; realize and be conscious of anything that seems peculiar. Your body will tell you. Please also check the resources page for places to contact for more information, links to great organizations and more.

Survival rates of cervical cancer patients depend on many certain factors. Some of these factors include, but not limited to: cancer stages, the type of cancer, age of the patient treatment options, etc.

Home Hpv Test May Detect Early Cervical Cancer

A new study suggests there may be a home Hpv test that can detect early cervical cancer. The study had sent out 155 home Hpv test kits via mail, to women in North Carolina. The age ranges of the women were from 30 to 64. All of the women that were mailed these tests, were either uninsured or low income. None of these women have had a pap smear in at least (4) four years unfortunately. According to the study, approximately 12 to 13 percent of the women were injected with high risk Hpv. (High risk Hpv increases the risk of cervical cancer).

Hpv tests cannot detect cervical cancer directly, however; the home test that was given, did find that (3) three percent of the women had pre-cancerous lesions that could lead to cervical cancer. All of these women who had the high risk Hpv, were confirmed by the home-kit. These women were also tested by doctors to make sure there were no missed diagnoses of Hpv or cervical cancer. The new Hpv test is starting to show to be promising, but further research is still in progress.

CIN (Cervical Dysplasia)

Cervical dysplasia is the abnormal growth of cells on the surface of the cervix. This is not cancerous at this point; it could potentially lead to cancer, however. There are (3) stages of CIN.


Remember, even if you are diagnosed with CIN, even advanced stages, continuing to be monitored and checked by your physician is the best way to detect cervical cancer at it's early stages. Keeping up with your pap smears and exams is crucial, yes, but also listening to your intuition is most important.