Cervical cancer

  • cervical carcinoma
  • Cervical cancer mainly affects women between 35 and 55 years old.
  • It is caused by many years of infection with a virus. 
  • Possible symptoms include dark red/brown vaginal discharge or unexpected blood loss. But usually you won’t notice anything for a long time.
  • Cervical cancer can often be cured successfully if detected early enough.
  • Treatment options are: surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and heat therapy (hyperthermia therapy).
  • Dutch healthcare practices in general may differ from what you are used to in your home country. Learn more.