Cervical Cancer Awareness month January 2021

As Cervical Cancer Awareness month is just around the corner, we  would like to keep in mind how we can try and help reduce the risks of cancer.

  • Attend cervical screening when invited
  • Knowing the symptoms of cervical cancer and seeking medical advice if experiencing any
  • Taking up the HPV vaccination if aged 11-18 years

An early sign of cervical cancer is unusual vaginal bleeding, such as bleeding between periods or after sex. But you do not always get symptoms

Symptoms & Signs:

  • Blood spots or light bleeding between or following periods
  • Menstrual bleeding that is longer and heavier than usual
  • Bleeding after intercourse, douching or a pelvic examination
  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Unexplained, persistent pelvic and or back pain

If you think you may be experiencing symptoms or signs of cervical cancer you must seek medical advice from a GP immediately, early detection means you have a better chance of beating it.