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    Cervical Cancer - Symptoms

    Abnormal cervical cell changes rarely cause symptoms. If cervical cell changes progress to cancer, symptoms may include:

    • Vaginal bleeding that isn't normal, such as between menstrual periods, after sex, or after menopause.
    • Pain during sex.
    • Vaginal discharge that isn't normal.
    • A significant unexplained change in your menstrual cycle.

    The symptoms of advanced cervical cancer may include:

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    Understanding Cervical Cancer -- Treatment

    Every woman should have a regular pelvic exam and Pap test, which tests a cervical cell sample for abnormalities. Together, these procedures detect cervical cancer 95% of the time, often long before the disease produces symptoms. If your Pap test is abnormal, your doctor may test you again. Recently, some doctors have started to test for HPV at the time of Pap smear. If a high-risk type of HPV is found in women with an abnormal Pap test, doctors are more inclined to do a colposcopy (magnified exam...

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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