SYMPTOMS OF CERVICAL CANCER

SYMPTOMS OF CERVICAL CANCER

Early symptoms

 Vaginal discharge, sometimes foul- smelling

  • Irregular bleeding (of any pattern) in women of reproductive age.

 

  • Postcoital spotting or bleeding in women of any age, even young women.

 

  • Post menopausal spotting or bleeding

 

  • In case of abnormal perimenopausal bleeding, cervical cancer should always

    be considered particularly if the bleeding fails to respond to appropriate

    treatments.

Late Symptoms

  • Urinary frequency and urgency

  • Backache

  • Lower abdominal pain

Very Late Symptoms

  • Severe back ache

  • Weight Loss

  • Decreased urine output (from the obstruction of the uterus or renal failure

  • Leakage of urine or faeces through the vagina (due to fistulae

  • Swelling of the lower limbs

  • Breathlessness (due to anaemia or rarely lung, metastases or effusion.




DEFINATIVE DIAGNOSIS

The definitive diagnosis of cancer is confirmed by histopathological examination of a tissue specimen taken from the lesion and is mandatory before any therapy, or even extensive investigations, is started.

MANAGEMENT: STAGING & TREATMENT

Why staging? Once a histological diagnosis of cervical cancer has been made, the next step is to formulate the most effective therapy for the individual concerned.

In order to manage a cervical cancer patient properly, it is essential to understand the extent or “stage” of her disease at the time of diagnosis.

Although staging systems are to some extent artificial, they guide the clinician in both tailoring treatment and assessing prognosis.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Surgery: Early stage cervical cancer (Stage I-IIA),

Radiation (Late Stages from stage IIB upwards)

Chemotherapy – Chemo radiation using platinum (Cisplatin)

CONCLUSION

You can prevent cervical cancer by screening.

Screening is the search for diseases, such as cancer, in people without symptoms.

Screening has saved thousands of lives.

You should get screened for cervical cancer on a regular basis.

Cervical cancer can be prevented!

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