Cervical Cancer in Mount Pleasant, SC

When you visit one of our OBGYN practices for your checkups, you will typically receive a pap smear and a breast exam to detect any possible breast cancer. A pap smear involves a speculum being inserted into the vagina so a swab of the cervix can determine your vaginal condition. While a pap test cannot detect ovarian cancer, pap smears can detect cervical cancer by collecting cell samples from the cervix. There are many signs of cervical cancer. Some cervical cancer symptoms may include:

  • Heavy bleeding during menstrual cycle
  • Menstrual cycle lasting longer than usual
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Pain during sex
  • Persistent pelvic and lower back pain

These symptoms are not specific to cervical cancer, but it is important to understand the state of your vaginal health. If you experience any of the above symptoms, visit one of our OBGYN practices and be taken care of by our compassionate and dedicated gynecologists, who are experts in detecting and educating women about vaginal disorders or other vaginal issues.