Cervical cancer symptoms and treatment

Cervical cancer and Pap test

Cervical cancer in recent years has quite intensified as shown by the statistics and the number of affected patients has significantly increased. The first symptoms of cervical cancer are difficult to detect until it occurs and often there are changes in the womb where tumor has grown into a malignant tumor, ie cancer, therefore it extremely important to do regular control, and Pap test to diagnose the disease early.

Cervical cancer early symptoms

Irregular visits to the gynecologist as well as addressing the physician when it is too late - ie. when the disease is rampant are the main problem, then the patient has very little chance of treatment. In most cases malignant changes that occur at the beginning of the disease go away without treatment – spontaneously, but sometimes small defects which are not healed and are neglect may turn into cancer. Those problems are easily treated if diagnosed in time, otherwise the process takes years and develops into cervical cancer. Each woman can save her life by going on a regular gynecological examination.

Cervical Cancer Causes - human papillomavirus

One of the main culprits and pathogens is human papilloma virus- HPV. Until now more than a hundred types of microorganisms have been discovered.

Sores on the cervix

If human papillomavirus causes benign changes - sores on the cervix, statistics show that in 8 out of 20 women it develops cervical malignancy. Besides the said virus the main causes of the disease:
  • smoking
  • early sexual intercourse 
  • frequent change of partners
  • poor toilet hygiene
  • hormonal contraception
  • weakened immunity
  • herpes simplex virus
  • chlamydia

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

As noted in the introduction, the first symptoms usually already indicate to atypical changes, and if you ignore the situation it can grow into a serious disease. Symptoms of cervical cancer in its early stages represent all types of bleeding outside the normal menstrual cycle. If there is vaginal discharge and frequent blood between cycles, as well as during sexual intercourse, if there is a post-menopausal, or there is a heavy flow be sure to contact your doctor and make a gynecological examination. Later symptoms of cervical cancer are pain in the pelvis, bone pain, difficulty in urinating, constipation, chronic fatigue, loss of body weight and leg swelling.

Pap tests - What is a Pap test?

Pap test is painless and generally accepted diagnostic method, in which a swab is taken from the cervix, which is processed and after microscopic examination determines the type of cells. The cells can be: normal, attacked by an infection, premalignant cells and contain carcinoma. Pap test results indicate therefore the inflammation and the presence of every atypical or in the worst case scenario carcinogenic cells. The patient should take care because in order for a quality sample to be taken, 5-7 days after a menstruation or sexual intercourse needs to pass, vaginal rinsing is also prohibited in this period.


I and II groups represent a clean and good Pap test result, but many gynecologists point out that even up to 30% of the analyzed results can hide premalignant change. Because of this factor it is advisable do Pap test at least once a year. If Pop test three times in a row is negative then the check-up is sufficient to do once every 2 to 3 years.


The third group should be seen as suspicious, as it is most commonly caused by infections but also indicates a possible malignant changes in cells.


IV and V groups show us the presence of cancer cells. Cancer of cervix is diagnosed with colposcopy. If there is suspicion of malignancy doing the biopsy and curettage is performed. The final diagnosis after examining and processing is given by pathologist.
Cervical cancer; TREATMENT

If it comes to malignant changes, using cryotherapy altered epithelium of the cervix is removed, or cauterization that is burning or using the laser. After a mentioned interventions expected is the creation of a healthy epithelia. Cone biopsy (removal of a part of the cervix with the reconstruction of the remaining part) hysterectomy (removal of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, lymph nodes that are in the environment) can be applied and it largely depends on the age of the patient and in what stage cancer is. After that a radiation therapy is applied.

Cervical cancer; NUTRITION

Remove from diet: industrially processed foods, canned goods, meat and meat products, milk, fried and spicy food. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables from freshly prepared foods.

Beet juice

This vegetable prevents further development of cancer, increasing the reduced oxidation of cancer cells by 4 -10 times. It can cause nausea, drop in blood pressure, fatigue and exhaustion of the body and you should drink it slowly. In order to achieve this take one teaspoon of juice and gradually increase the dose. It can be combined with the juice of apples and carrots.


Eat more often porridge with buckwheat flour, it is excellent for detoxification, strengthens the body and prevents the spread of cancer.

Cervical cancer; Treatment with medicinal plants

Recipe No.1
  • Mix 300 grams of marigold and 100 g of yarrow and nettle, five tablespoons of mixture pour with 2 liters of boiling water and leave it covered for 10 minutes.
  • Strain and drink during the day

Recipe No. 2
  • Mix equal parts of yarrow and lady’s mantle and a spoon of mixture pour with 2 dl of boiling water and leave it covered for 10 minutes.
  • Strain and drink three cups of tea a day.

Recipe No.3
  • Soak a buffer in calendula oil (available at pharmacies and health food stores) and place it in the vagina in the morning and evening.

How to prevent cervical cancer?
  • Avoid early sexual relations as well as frequent changes of partners
  • Use a condom to protect against infections, not only to prevent unwanted pregnancy
  • Dedicate your full attention to maintaining intimate hygiene and in case of infection both partners should be treated. 
  • Regular Pap examination is necessary, and do colposcopy especially if you are sexually active.

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