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Cervical Cancer

Symptoms and Signs of Cervical Cancer

Unfortunately, there are usually no symptoms of early cervical cancer. However, early signs may include abnormal vaginal bleeding—including irregular heavy bleeding, postmenopausal bleeding, bleeding or spotting between periods, bleeding after sex—pelvic pain, pain or pressure on the bladder or rectum, an unexplained bladder irritation and/or unexplained vaginal discharge (especially if it is particularly thick or foul smelling).

Symptoms of a more progressed cervical cancer include vaginal bleeding after sex, between periods or after menopause, as well as pelvic pain or pain during intercourse, and a watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and smell foul.

Because early cervical cancer sometimes has no warning signs, it is imperative that women receive regular Pap smears. 

Locations for Cervical Cancer