Cervical cancer can be divided into two types: squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Squamous cell carcinomas are the most common type, occurs in approximately 80% to 90% of patients. Time percentage of cervical cancers are adenocarcinomas, and mixed carcinomas, which exhibit both types of cells.
Mutations of the cervical cells, which can cause cervical cancer, is usually not cause any symptoms. Therefore, it is important that a woman was examined by a doctor. If the disease went without a diagnosis, women may experience abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain and / or bleeding after intercourse or a pelvic exam, more than normal menstrual bleeding, or increased vaginal discharge. Health problems can also cause other symptoms, but every woman experiencing these symptoms should see a doctor.
Diagnosing Cervical cancer usually begins with a pap test, followed by Colposcopy, biopsy, cystoscopy, and / or proctoscopy to determine the stage and location of each tumor.
Options for treatment of cervical cancer based on the severity of the cancer and titles that have spread throughout the body of the patient. Three types of treatment for cervical cancer are surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Sometimes two or more of these methods is needed to treat cancer.