Every year in the UK 2,800 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. The majority of cervical cancer is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), although many women with HPV will not be affected by cervical cancer.
Things to look out for
Symptoms include but are not limited to:
- Vaginal bleeding either between periods or after sex
- Post menopausal vaginal bleeding
- Pain or an uncomfortable feeling during sexual intercourse
- Vaginal discharge which is bad smelling
These symptoms can be related to other medical conditions however, due to the nature of cancer, early diagnosis and treatment is vital.
Regular screening is imperative as cervical cancer can often present no symptoms for some time. It is also an opportunity to identify any pre cancerous cells, which can be treated before they progress. Please email us about our cervical screening programme or call us on 0161 918 7296.
It is important you speak to your doctor with any concerns and inform them of any symptoms you may be experiencing.