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Cervical Cancer Health Center

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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:

Recommended Related to Cervical Cancer

Understanding Cervical Cancer -- Prevention

Since infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most important risk factor for cervical cancer and precancers, it is important to avoid genital HPV infection. This may mean delaying sex, limiting the number of sex partners, and avoiding a sex partner who has had several other partners. Condoms are important to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, but they can't give full protection against HPV since there may be skin-to-skin contact of exposed areas which can transmit the virus...

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Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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