Can cervical cancer go undetected?
Most cervical cancers form in the cells lining the cervix and gradually develop precancerous changes that, if undetected, progress into cancer. Cervical cancer often goes unnoticed because it has minimal symptoms.
Do you feel ill with cervical cancer?
Fatigue, loss of weight and appetite, and general feeling of illness. A swollen abdomen, nausea, vomiting, and constipation.
What are the symptoms of cervical cancer in the early stages?
Cervical Cancer: Symptoms and Signs
- Blood spots or light bleeding between or following periods.
- Menstrual bleeding that is longer and heavier than usual.
- Bleeding after intercourse, douching, or a pelvic examination.
- Increased vaginal discharge.
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
- Bleeding after menopause.
What can be mistaken for cervical cancer?
One situation sometimes seen by clinicians performing pelvic exams for abnormal bleeding that can be confused with cervical cancer is a prolapsed uterine fibroid. In this situation a large mass is seen on pelvic exam coming from the cervix. Again a biopsy if the diagnosis is uncertain will provide clarity.
Does your stomach swell with cervical cancer?
discomfort or pain on the right side of your abdomen. feeling sick. poor appetite and weight loss. swollen abdomen (called ascites)
What is the most common age to get cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer is most frequently diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44 with the average age at diagnosis being 50 . It rarely develops in women younger than 20.
Where does your back hurt with cervical cancer?
Lower Back Pain
Cervical cancer primarily affects women between the ages of 35-44, but any age post-puberty is vulnerable. Constant ache around the lower back and pelvis area are one of the easiest symptoms to go unnoticed. Be aware if conditions last more than a week or traditional relief does not work.
What happens to your body when you have cervical cancer?
What Is Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer happens when cells change in women’s cervix, which connects thier uterus with vagina. This cancer can affect the deeper tissues of their cervix and may spread to other parts of their body (metastasize), often the lungs, liver, bladder, vagina, and rectum.
How can you test for cervical cancer at home?
Women will be provided an at-home HPV screening kit that includes a tiny brush to swab the vagina to collect cells and a specimen container to mail the swab back to the testing facility. The study, which will be run by the NCI, will assess if the at-home test is comparable to a screening performed in a doctor’s office.
What is the smell of cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer causes a smelly blood stained vaginal discharge. Every gynaecologist would recognise the rotten meat smell which can only mean one of two things.