Question: Can Cervical Cancer Spread Quickly?

What can be mistaken for cervical cancer?

One situation sometimes seen by clinicians performing pelvic exams for abnormal bleeding that can be confused with cervical cancer is a prolapsed uterine fibroid.

In this situation a large mass is seen on pelvic exam coming from the cervix.

Again a biopsy if the diagnosis is uncertain will provide clarity..

How long does it take for cervical cancer to spread to other organs?

Once infected with HPV, it can take 15 to 20 years for cervical cancer to develop, or 5 to 10 years if you have a weakened immune system.

What was your first cervical cancer symptom?

Early signs of cervical cancer Vaginal bleeding that occurs between menstrual periods or after menopause. Vaginal discharge that is thick, odorous or tinged with blood. Menstrual periods that are heavier or last longer than usual. Vaginal bleeding or pain during sexual intercourse.

What stage of cervical cancer do symptoms show?

Early-stage cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. Signs and symptoms of more-advanced cervical cancer include: Vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause. Watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor.

How long does it take for cervical cancer to kill you?

Outlook for Cervical Cancer The prognosis for invasive cervical cancer depends on the stage. More than 90% of women with stage 0 survive at least 5 years after diagnosis. Stage I cervical cancer patients have a 5-year survival rate of 80% to 93%.

Will I die from cervical cancer?

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for cervical cancer in the United States for 2020 are: About 13,800 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed. About 4,290 women will die from cervical cancer.

Does cervical cancer make you smell?

Vaginal Discharge, Foul Smelling If cervical cancer lacks oxygen, some cells may die off, infecting the tumor. The infection creates a foul smelling vaginal discharge, which serves as another sign of cervical cancer.

Is Stage 4 cervical cancer terminal?

Treatment of Metastatic Stage IVB Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer that has spread to distant organs and bones is difficult to treat. Historically, patients with metastatic cervical cancer have been considered incurable and rarely survive more than a year or two.

How long does it take cervical cancer to spread?

In fact, once cells in the cervix begin to undergo abnormal changes, it can take several years for the cells to grow into invasive cervical cancer. Many women experience precancerous changes in the cervix in their 20s and 30s, though the average woman with cervical cancer is diagnosed in her 50s.

Where does cervical cancer spread first?

The most common places for cervical cancer to spread is to the lymph nodes, liver, lungs and bones.

How aggressive is cervical cancer?

Apart from small cell cervical cancer, HPV-negative cervical cancer is more aggressive but is rare. Such cervical cancers are more frequently diagnosed at advanced stages, with more metastasis and reduced survival.

Do you feel unwell with cervical cancer?

Fatigue, loss of weight and appetite, and general feeling of illness. A swollen abdomen, nausea, vomiting, and constipation.