The cervix is part of a woman’s reproductive system. Doctors cannot explain why some women develop cervical cancer while others do not. What we do know is that there are risk factors which make some women more vulnerable, to develop cervical cancer, than others.
These risk factors increase the possibility of developing cervical cancer and they may act together to increase the risk even more.
HPV (Human Papilloma Viruses) is the most significant risk factor for cervical cancer. The HP Viruses affect the cervix directly and can be passed from person to person through sexual contact. In fact, most adults have been infected with HPVs at some time in their lives.
The HPV viruses can cause changes to our body cells which is why various problems including cervical cancer can occur.
I will be brief and present the most worth mentioning Cervical Cancer Symptoms. It is very importand to know that most of the cervical cancer symptoms may not cause any kind of pain.
So don’t wait to feel pain before seeing a doctor or performing the regular tests (e.g. pap test)
Women with Cervical Cancer may notice some of the following symptoms:
– Abnormal Vagina Bleeding
— Bleeding between regular menstrual periods
— Bleeding after sexual contact.
— Bleeding during menstrual periods that last longer
— Bleeding after menopause
– Increased Vaginal discharge
– Pelvic Pain
– Pain During Sexual Intercourse
These symptoms may be caused by other health problems, not just cervical cancer. Only a doctor can tell for sure.
Women should pay a visit to their doctor as soon as they notice such symptoms. The doctor can and will diagnose and treat the symptom accordingly. Again, it’s importand to perform regular tests and visit your doctor every now and then.