Cervical Cancer is a cancer arising from the cervix. It is due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Early on there are typically no symptoms. Later symptoms may include: abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain or pain during sexual intercourse.
* Abnormal vaginal bleeding that occurs between periods, or after menopause, or after sexual intercourse.
* Persistent pelvic pain or pain after intercourse.
* Abnormal mucus-like vaginal discharge.
* Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women in India. While there are no specific things that you can look out for, there is a program of Cervical Cancer Screening available which can detect the disease at an early stage.
*All otherwise healthy ladies should discuss the prospect of undergoing this screening with their doctors starting at age 21 years or within 3 years of starting vaginal intercourse (whichever is earlier).