Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women worldwide. It occurs in the cells of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 12,900 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed and about 4,100 women will die from this disease every year.
Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). Women of all ages are at risk of developing this cancer after they begin having sexual intercourse.
Of all the symptoms, this one is likely the most common. If a woman is experiencing an untimely bout of vaginal bleeding, it could be an indicator of cervical cancer. Consider contacting a physician if you experience persistent bleeding in between menstrual periods or following sexual intercourse. This vaginal bleeding is not related to your menstrual period and occurs many times. So if you are not in your menstrual period and noticed any amount of vaginal bleeding, you should hurry for a doctor immediately.
Women who are postmenopausal and no longer have periods should pay close attention to this symptom. Again, if you suffer from vaginal bleeding you should immediately go to consult a cancer doctor in one of the cancer treatment centers. It would be more easy to be treated if diagnosed early.