Cervical Cancer Growth?
Good morning. is it possible that cervical cancer growth can be less than one year? Please explain, thank you
Hello Kartk, Thank you for your question.
Cervical cancer is an abnormal growth in the cells of the cervical wall (cervix) which are malignant. The cervix is the door to the uterus from the vagina. The cause of cervical cancer is infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) which is transmitted through sexual contact. Many women who contract HPV do not have symptoms so they do not realize that they have been infected.
In general, it takes years for cervical cancer to occur because cervical cancer tends to grow slowly. Early stage cervical cancer sufferers usually have no symptoms so sufferers often do not realize that changes have occurred in the cells of the cervical wall. The most common symptom of cervical cancer is bleeding from the vagina during intercourse that occurs outside the time of menstruation or after menopause. Due to the absence of symptoms at this early stage, cervical cancer cannot be detected until it is already at a more advanced stage (because it has caused advanced symptoms).
For this reason, early detection / screening for changes in cervical cells is important for women who have had intercourse. The screening in question is a Pap smear. Pap smear examination is done by rubbing the cervical wall with a tool, then the results of this smear will be examined in the laboratory to detect cell changes. If it can be detected early, treatment can be done immediately so that these cells do not develop into cancer cells.
Please advise the patient to consult a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology for further examination and treatment of cervical cancer if it is confirmed that you have cervical cancer.