Symptoms of Cervical Cancer

Symptoms of cervical cancer are often mild and may be overlooked. Precancerous cells in the cervix usually cause no symptoms until the cells turn into cancerous cells, which grow and invade the deepest parts of the cervix or other pelvic organs. Symptoms of cervical cancer often appear like symptoms of other conditions. Symptoms may include:

  • Vaginal discharge: You may have a watery or unusual discharge
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding: Your may have bleeding between your periods or after sex. Blood flow during your period may be heavier and last longer than usual. Or you may have bleeding after menopause
  • Pain: You may have pain during sex or pain in the pelvic area not from sex or other activities

Many of these symptoms may be caused by other health problems. It is important to see your primary care physician if you have any of these symptoms.