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