PLEASE REMEMBER: Just because you may have had HPV immunisation this does not mean that you are protected from developing cervical cancer.
Symptoms of Cervical Cancer
- Persistent pain in the pelvis or during sex
- Unusual and persistent discharge
- Bleeding in between periods or post-menopause
- Bleeding post-sex
NEVER feel silly for going to the doctor, no matter how small it seems, its YOUR body and you know it better than them!
Treatments for Cervical Cancer
Once you and your doctor are aware of the stage of your cancer the following treatments may be possible:
Small cancers can sometimes be removed within the cervix, depending on the stage of cancer.
For early stage cervical cancer, they can sometimes be treated by removing abnormal cells from the cervix to be studied. If the tissue grows back normal then no further treatment is needed.
Removal of the uterus and cervix.
Removal of the cervix.
The removal of the uterus and 2cm of the upper vagina and tissues around the cervix.
When you have either of the hysterectomies you will also have a pelvic lymphadenectomy (removal of the lymph nodes in your pelvis) and a bilateral salpingo oophorectomy (removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes).