Can a Patient Feel Cervical Cancer?

Q:

I’m wondering if a patient with cervical cancer can feel it, like pain or something. I have a lump. Sometimes I can feel it on my right side but sometimes I can’t. It hurts and I feel pain in my abdomen. What is it?

A:

Most of the time, cervical cancer is a squamous cell carcinoma. It is often caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. It is hard for a patient to find anything abnormal about her body, because the cancer seldom shows any symptom at early stage.

Usually the first sign of later cancer is vaginal bleeding after intercourse. With Pap test and biopsy, the doctor can diagnose the disease.

In most cases, there is no early symptom of cervical cancer. But signs may occur. These possible signs are continuous abnormal vaginal discharge, abnormal vaginal bleeding, and periods that are heavier and last longer than usual.

Signs of advanced cervical cancer can include loss of appetite, fatigue, weight loss, back pain, pelvic pain, swollen leg, heavy vaginal bleeding, and bone fractures.

 

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