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Cervical Cancer

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Precancerous changes in the cervix usually do not cause any symptoms.

By the time a woman notices nonspecific symptoms, such as increased vaginal discharge and/or abnormal bleeding between menstrual periods or after intercourse, invasive cancer has usually developed and may have already spread to nearby tissues.

There are many conditions other than cancer that can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding and discharge. It is important that a woman see her healthcare provider both to determine the cause of any symptoms she may have and for regular preventive screening even if she has no symptoms.

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