The most telling sign of cervical cancer is abnormal bleeding. The classic sign is bleeding after intercourse. However, early cancers are found at the time of a pap smear with either an abnormal pap smear or an abnormal lesion seen on the cervix.
The first thing everyone diagnosed with cervical cancer should do is breathe. That is, they should not panic. While only early cervical cancers are treated and possibly cured with an operation — all stages of cervical cancer can be treated and possibly cured with chemotherapy and radiation. Success rates increase dramatically with patients who follow through and complete treatment.
I am a true believer that this cancer can be eradicated with prevention, early detection and correct treatment. Patients should see a GYN Oncologist. Visit our website for more information about cervical cancer or call 516-390-9242.