Symptoms of Cervical Cancer

The early stages of cervical cancer may have no obvious signs or symptoms. Here is where the danger lies as unless a woman does a Pap smear in time; there is no way of knowing whether the condition is developing. As the disease progresses untreated, the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer begin to surface:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding or bleeding that occurs between menstrual cycles or after intercourse
  • Periods suddenly become heavier and last for longer
  • Any type of bleeding after menopause
  • Bleeding during a pelvic exam
  • Bleeding after douching
  • Unusual heavy vaginal discharge that is pale or pink, brown, bloody or bad smelling
  • Continuous back pain
  • Pain while urinating
  • Fatigue
  • Leakage of waste from the vagina
  • Pain in the legs
  • Pain in the pelvis
  • Swelling in one leg
  • Bone fractures
  • Unexplained weight loss