Cervical cancer: The symptoms, causes and treatment

Following the new that thousands of women could have been put at risk after a private company failed to send out 48,500 letters about cervical cancer screening, we look at the facts around the disease.

Tuesday, 27th November 2018, 6:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th November 2018, 8:05 am
Cervical cancer: The symptoms, causes and treatment

• Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix (also known as the neck of the womb) which connects a woman’s womb and her vagina.

• Cervical cancer can affect women of all ages but affects women primarily aged 30 to 45 years. It is very rare in women under 25 years of age.

Read More

Read More
Thousands of Lancashire women at risk after 'appalling' cancer screening letters...

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

• Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by a common sexually transmitted infection called human papillomavirus (HPV).

• Typical symptoms include unusual bleeding, particularly after sex, pain and discomfort during sex and an unpleasant smelling vaginal discharge