Screening Test and Cervical Cancer Detection
The symptoms of cervical cancer generally appear in the advanced stage, while the early stages are largely asymptomatic (without symptom). Early diagnosis greatly increases the success of the prescribed treatment and therefore the prognosis. Read more on cervical cancer prognosis.
Symptoms such as abnormal vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain, which are often neglected, should be taken into account and investigated. Routine screening is the ideal approach and regular pap smears can detect pre-cancerous changes. Women who are at risk should ensure more regular visits and specialized screening measures. Read more on cervical cancer risks.