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Cervical Cancer Symptoms

In its earliest stages, cervical cancer usually does not have symptoms. This is why regular Pap tests are so important, particularly if you are sexually active.

When cervical cancer does have symptoms, they vary from person to person. Tell your doctor if you have any of the following:

  • Vaginal discharge tinged with blood
  • Vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding: after menopause, between menstrual periods or excessively heavy periods
  • Urinating more often
  • Pain during sex
  • Swollen leg
  • History of untreated dysplasia (precancerous cell changes) of the cervix

These symptoms do not always mean you have cervical cancer. However, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.

If you have been diagnosed with cervical cancer, we’re here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Why Choose MD Anderson?

  • Minimally invasive cervical cancer surgeries, including robotic and laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Fertility-sparing cervical cancer surgery techniques, including trachelectomy
  • Treatment for pre-cancerous changes of the cervix, including laser surgery
  • Expertise in the treatment of rare neuroendocrine cervical cancers
  • Specialized colposcopy clinic
  • Treatment and quality-of-life clinical trials

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