Cervical Cancer: What you should know?

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that is found in the cells of the cervix that is in the end, a lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina.


Symptoms of cervical cancer:

Often in the early stage of cervical cancer, there are no symptoms found. It is most analysed after the female get diagnosed for abnormal vaginal bleeding, that may occur during or after the sex and between periods. Other symptoms may include pelvic pain, bleeding in post-menopausal women and vaginal discharge with a strong odour or with blood.

These symptoms not always need to be due to cervical cancer. All the above-mentioned symptoms can have other causes, including infection. So in such a case, anyone suffering these symptoms should visit a doctor.


Causes of cervical cancer:

The usual cause of this cancer is the growth of abnormal cells and uncontrolled or continued spread of them to the other parts of the body. Most of the cells in our body has its own set of lifespan that generates new cells replacing the old or the dead cells. But in case of growth of abnormal cells, they do not die and continue to divide and spread that causes cancer.


Treatment for cervical cancer:

Treatment for cervical cancer includes surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or both. Depending on the condition of the patient and other factors such as the stage of cancer, age, and overall health condition, the doctor or the surgeon would suggest the treatment. The successful operation of the cancer is more if the cancer is in the early stage and is still in the cervix.