If these abnormal cells are found and treated early, cervical cancer can be stopped from developing.
Screening can also identify cancer at an early stage – before it can cause symptoms. If cervical cancer is caught at its earliest stage, the chance of survival is more than 85%.
Cervical cancer usually has no symptoms. Symptoms of cervical cancer may include:
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding (such as bleeding in between periods, bleeding during/after sex or after menopause).
- Abnormal or persistent vaginal discharge.
- Pelvic pain, or pain during sexual intercourse.
If you experience any of these symptoms, see your health care provider.