What Are the Symptoms of Cervical Cancer?
Symptoms of cervical cancer are rarely alarming and may be overlooked. That’s why regular screening tests, such as the Pap smear, are important.
Women with precancerous lesions in their cervix usually have no symptoms. A woman typically does not have any symptoms until the cells turn into cancer and then grow and invade the deepest parts of the cervix or other pelvic organs. That is why it is important that you have a regular Pap test since cervical cancer is easier to treat in its early stages. This test checks for cells that are cancer or precancer.
Symptoms of cervical cancer are often similar to other conditions besides cancer and may include:
If you have a more advanced cancer that has spread, you may have these symptoms. These signs usually mean that the cancer has spread to the tissue around the cervix: