Types of Cervical Cancer

What are the types of Cervical cancer?

Every Cervical Cancer patient is different. Cervical Cancer starts due to the abnormal growth of cells that line the cervix. If not treated at an early stage, these abnormal cells turn cancerous. Cervical Cancer types are of two primary forms: Squamous cell carcinoma and Adenocarcinoma.

1.Squamous cell carcinoma

The most common types of cervical cancer is squamous cell carcinoma, which is usually witnessed near the areas of the body that are damaged by UV rays from the sun or due to tanning beds. A slow-growing type of cervical cancer, SCC spreads to the nearby tissues, bones, lymph nodes, which results in urgent treatment and medication. Below are the risk factors that can develop SCC:

  • Aging
  • Indefinite exposure to radiation
  • Tanning beds and bulbs
  • Exposure to chemicals like arsenic in the water

At an initial stage, SCC can be treated with a minor Surgery by the best Cervical Cancer hospitals. The size and the location of the squamous cell determine the further action taken by the doctors.

2. Adenocarcinoma

This types of cervical cancer can occur in places like colon, breasts, esophagus, pancreas, lungs, or prostate. It is a type of cancer that begins in the glands that are lining the organs. In Adenocarcinoma, the growth of cells becomes uncontrollable and spreads to other organs, harming the healthy tissues of the body. Adenocarcinoma can happen in the following parts of the body:

  • Colon and Rectum: Adenocarcinoma starts with a small polyp at first but can turn into a cancerous tumor. Under rectum, this cancer type can start from the place where stool is excreted from the body.
  • Breasts: Adenocarcinoma starts with the uncontrollable growth of tissues in the glands of the breast where the milk is formed.
  • Esophagus: Adenocarcinoma begins in mucus glands that provide a lining to the lower part of the esophagus.
  • Pancreas: Adenocarcinoma starts in the ducts of this organ.
  • Lungs: Adenocarcinoma commonly affects the outer part of the lungs and starts developing slowly habits like smoking results in Adenocarcinoma Lung tumour.

Symptoms of Adenocarcinoma include acute pain, diarrhea, abnormal bleeding, unusual Fatigue. Consult a doctor for physical examination if you feel major swelling in any of the body parts.