Cervical Cancer

What is cervical cancer?

  • Before cancer of the cervix develops, changes occur in the cells of the cervix. These changes are known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasis (CIN).
  • The abnormal cells are not cancerous; however, some doctors refer to the changes to these cells as ‘pre-cancerous’. This means that the cells might develop into cancer if they are not treated.

Symptoms of cervical cancer

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding (eg. Between periods)
  • Women who have gone through the menopause, and are no longer having periods, may find they have some bleeding

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