Symptoms of cervical cancer

Jul 19

Symptoms of cervical cancer

Cancer cervix symptoms are various and it differ according to the cervical cancer cycle which mean when the cancer start to show his activity till it’s complete progress as,

Early Cancer cervix cases may be asymptomatic, and that  reflect the importance of Cancer cervix screening, and mainly pap smear  as at first stages of cancer , tumor is local and does not show any changes on cervical or neighboring organs’ environment, which make that stage of Cancer cervix pass unnoticed .

Later on when the cancer progress in it’s size  female patient start to notice contact bleeding which mean , bleeding during intercourse or after douching , which may be interrupted , after that contact bleeding , female noticed irregularities in her menses ,which may have several pictures  and mean also more cancer progress , it may be increase in menstrual blood flow , or increase in blood flow duration or the very characteristic bleeding , bleeding not related to menstrual cycle , or bleeding after menopause, and finally that bleeding become continuous.

Vaginal discharge , is the second symptom of cervical cancer symptoms , in which the women notice increase in vaginal discharge , which at first is watery , and then become offensive , and at last stained with blood.

All the bove symptoms means that cancer only active in cervical area,so when the cancer progress more it start to spread to different organs rather than cervix as,  when the cancer spread first locally in neighboring organs in female pelvis  ,in that time the female  patient start to complain of pelvic pain , which is very dangerous, as it mean that the cancer start to spread to cervical ligament which  are connection between cervix and other pelvic organ and  also support cervix , that pain has different pictures, which are

Deep seated pelvic pain , means  the cancer spread to parametrium ligament  ( ligament support cervix’s  lateral borders) , pelvic  backache ,  mean that the cancer spread to ligament which connected between sacrum and cervix that ligament called utero-sacral ligament .

Urinary symptoms such as bleeding, pain during urination and also increase urination frequency and that mean the cancer spread to the bladder , bleeding defecation that mean the cancer spread locally to the rectum.

Distant spread symptoms , which mean that the cancer spread to the whole body and the most organs cancer spread to brain and in that time patient complain of vomiting , blurring of vision and may be persistant headache , also when it spread to the lung , femle patient complain of cough in which the sputum mixed with blood and als chest pain , spred to the liver , in that time patient complain of abdominal pain and also manifestation of liver failure , lastly spreading to the bone , patient complain of pathological fracture and bone ache.

Cachexia ( generalized weight reduction) , that occur very late in Cancer cervix course.

We can make a conclusion that cervical symptoms are various and depend on many factors , which are staging of cancer , that depend on cancer size and also spread of cancer first local in pelvis , then to different body organs , also it depend on the patient general health and finally is the patient receive her treatment or not.