Understanding Definitions & 3 Symptoms of Cervical Cancer: Health Tip

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Understanding Definitions & 3 Symptoms of Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer (cervix) is one of the most common cancers that affect a woman's reproductive organs.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes most cases of cervical cancer.

When exposed to HPV, the immune system generally will prevent the virus evolves and detrimental to the body.

In the small group of women, the virus is able to survive for many years before finally converting some cells on the surface of the cervix into cancer cells. Cervical cancer occurs most often in women over the age of 30 years.

Thanks to the Pap smear, the death rate from cervical cancer has decreased greatly over the last 50 years.

Currently, most cases of cervical cancer can be prevented with a vaccine given to young women.


There are no specific symptoms of cervical cancer, especially at an early stage.

This is why doing a pap smear on a regular basis is very important. When the cancer has started to grow, the following signs and symptoms will be seen:

1. V'ginal bleeding after intercourse

2. And discharge or blood from the v'gina and foul smelling

3. Pelvic pain or pain during intercourse

When unusual bleeding or pain during intercourse, consult with your doctor to determine the cause.