Cervical tumors are subdivided into benign and malignant. The first one (polyps, cysts or genital warts) are less dangerous as they don’t cause any danger to the human health and never expand to the neighboring tissues.
In their turn, malignant tumors grow quickly and expand to the healthy tissues affecting the human health. The neighboring cervical tissues and other organs are damaged. Such cancer spread is called metastasis.
Cervical cancer appears on the surface cervical cells. With the course of time, the damaged cells penetrate into the deeper layers and neighboring tissues affecting the blood and lymphatic vessels going across the entire body.
The doctors still can’t specify the precise disease cause but numerous research in Germany and other countries worldwide describe the following cervical cancer causing factors.
There are several risk factors (the conditions provoking cancerous cell formation). The most wide-spread of them is the human papilloma virus (HPV): in combination with other factors, this virus makes the disease incidence much bigger.
HPV infections and other risk factors may not cause the cancerous cells formation. Most women having these factors never suffer the disease.
The earlycervical cancer stagesare asymptomatic. The first symptoms appear when the tumor starts growing.
Other infections and health problems may cause the same symptoms. You should apply for a doctor’s advice and undergo an examination to have the qualified timely treatment and prevent further disease development.
Uterine cervix is a female reproductive organ that is a lower uterine segment.
The cervical canal is running in the center with the one end opening into the uterine cavity and the other one – into the vagina. During the periods, the bloody discharge gets into the cervical canal blocked with mucus. Neither microbes nor sperm cells can penetrate this mucus. In the middle of the menstrual period, the mucus gets thinner and penetrable for the sperm. During pregnancy the cervix is closed allowing to carry a child. It is unblocked during the childbearing (up to 10 cm).