Hello...and a warning...
Cervical cancer does not have symptoms until it is deeply seated. Those symptoms are pain, bleeding between periods and during sex and a possible discharge.
A lot of information can be found on the HERS Foundation website:
www.hersfoundation.com and through any search engine.
The founder of HERS had her own experience with hysterectomy and founded this supportive organization 22 years ago. She has counseled over 700,000 women. They have a lot of medical journal articles, etc. to educate women in making good gynecological choices. If you are going to err, do it on the side of safety.
Pap smears can change within a month.
Personally, after 6 years of intermittent pain and bleeding between periods and with sex, and being told I had an 'unstable' uterus and to wait till after menopause when the uterus would shrink, found out after a bad bleed with tissue loss that I had cervix and uterine cancer.
The gyno would have done a sonahistogram, but interestingly enough, if one does have uterine cancer, the cells can be backflushed into the abdominal cavity. I actually seem to have polyps that went bad. They are usually benign.
A word of warning: I took Macrobid to avoid urinary tract infections and to knock them out sometimes. Now in searching I find that it causes adenocarcinoma in female lab rats in the reproductive organs. Baking soda in a cup of water would have been better. Many of us have candida in our systems because of taking Antibiotics
, or having a diet laced with Sugar
or too many carbohydrates.
Good luck in your search. I think the less drugs and chemicals and bleached tampons that get contact, the better.