Signs and symptoms of Cervical Cancer

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Early-stage cervical cancer does not usually produce any symptoms, so the disease often goes unnoticed in its initial stages.

In asymptomatic women, cervical cancer may be diagnosed following a gynaecological examination; therefore, regular gynaecological check-ups are very important in the early detection of CC.

Symptoms generally only appear in more advanced stages of the disease. The most common symptoms are:

vaginal bleeding

Abnormal vaginal bleeding. Postmenopausal bleeding, bleeding between periods, heavier or longer periods, or bleeding after sexual intercourse.

Abundant vaginal discharge

Abundant vaginal discharge. Normally watery and/or bloody

vaginal pain

Pain during sexual intercourse.

In the most advanced stages, patients may also notice pain in the lower abdomen, lower back pain, urinary symptoms (pain when urinating or blood in urine) and weight loss.

Substantiated information by:

Aureli Torné Bladé
Lydia Gaba
María Jesús Sánchez
Àngels Rovirosa

Published: 21 February 2020
Updated: 21 February 2020

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