Because most cervical cancer symptoms don’t come along until it enters more advanced stages, it does share some symptoms with all cancers. Fatigue is definitely one of those symptoms. One reason why: Abnormal vaginal bleeding, one of the major symptoms of cervical cancer, can actually lower the amount of red blood cells and oxygen in the body, causing you to feel utterly exhausted all the time, usually with no other explanation.
It is important to remember that fatigue is not exclusive to cancer. If you are experiencing fatigue, it may be related to another less serious condition. During your doctor visit, when your chief complaint is fatigue, cancer isn’t likely to be the first thing on your doctor’s mind. Your doctor will likely order a few different blood tests, especially tests to check on your thyroid function and iron levels.