46-Year-Old Woman Thought She Was Going Through Menopause, But Her Symptoms Turned Out To Be Cervical Cancer
What are the symptoms of cervical cancer and menopause?
You may think, what does menopause have to do with cervical cancer? In fact, it is possible to mistake symptoms of the latter for those of the former, as one 46-year-old woman found out (we'll get to it later). So what signs and symptoms do they produce, and which of them overlap?
Cervical cancer is a relatively uncommon type of cancer. It has been on the decline recently, thanks to screening tests and HPV vaccines. According to the American Cancer Society, the disease may not produce any clear signs and symptoms in its early stages, but it may cause abnormal bleeding, pain during sex, and unusual vaginal discharge.