HIV-AIDS - Cervical Cancer - Symptoms, Treatment
Symptoms of cervical cancer
Initially, the patient does not experience any symptoms. In the late stages, the patient may have symptoms of abnormal vaginal bleeding and discharge.
Treatment of cervical cancer
Early detection of cervical cancer is possible with a test called Pap smear. In this test, a swab of the cervix is taken and the cells examined under a microscope for any abnormality. Treatment depends on the stage of the cancer. Most cases are treated surgically. If the cancer has spread to other organs and surgery cannot result in cure, the patient is treated with chemotherapy. Anti HIV drugs are also administered to the patient.