Cervical cancer is a type of cancer in females that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancer. When exposed to HPV, the body's immune system typically prevents the virus from doing harm. In a small percentage of people, however, the virus survives for years, contributing to the process that causes some cervical cells to become cancer cells.

The common gynecological cancers are cervical, ovarian, endometrial (uterine body) and cancer of the fallopian tube (occasionally) excluding carcinoma of the female breast.

Gynecological cancers have increased in India and by 2020, may constitute about 30% of the total cancers among women.

Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a major change in diagnosis and early detection of gynecological cancers. Advancement in technology has helped redefine management strategies.

Apollo Hospital Lucknow has best treatment of Cervical Cancer in Lucknow and Uttar Pradesh. Apollo Hospitals Lucknow has experienced team of Gynecologists, Oncologists and Onco surgeons for best treatment of cervical cancer.

Symptoms

EARLY-STAGE CERVICAL CANCER GENERALLY PRODUCES NO SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS.

Symptoms of advanced cervical cancer include:

  • Irregular Periods
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Persistent white / watery / foul discharge

Having any of these symptoms does not mean it is cancer, but if one or more of them is noticed for more than two weeks then a doctor must be seen and an immediate health screening is a must.

Diagnosis

The cervix (mouth of the uterus) can be examined by the Pap smear test. It is a simple test performed by the gynaecologist to detect early pre-cancer changes in the cervix. Women with suspicious changes are offered colposcopy (visualization of the cervix under magnification) to help identify and biopsy the exact site for possible pre-cancer changes. Identification and treatment at this stage will help prevent cervical cancer that may develop 10 to 20 years later. The Human Papilloma Virus vaccine plays a major role in the reduction of cases of cervical cancer.

Ovarian cancer has eluded early diagnosis in both developed and developing countries alike. More than two thirds are still detected in Stage III and the mortality is high. A multi modal approach a family history, ultrasound scan and tumour markers, especially CA 125, will help identify women at risk.

Women at risk of Cancer of the uterine body endometrial cancer should be offered a trans-vaginal ultrasound every 6 months after menopause. This will recognize an increase in the endometrial thickness even in women without symptoms. A biopsy can then be performed to confirm the diagnosis. At Apollo Hospital, Lucknow, we have team of best Gynecologist in the region who are experienced in identifying Cervical Cancer

Treatment Options

At Apollo hospitals, we offer a 360 degree approach to treat and cure diseases like cancer. The treatment options available at Apollo Hospital Lucknow are

Surgery

The purpose of surgery is to remove as much of the cancer as possible. Sometimes the doctor can remove just the area of the cervix that contains cancer cells. For cancer that’s more widespread, surgery may involve removing the cervix and other organs in the pelvis. Apollo Lucknow has a team of experienced Gynecologists for Cancer Identification & internationally trained & certified Surgeons to perform complicated surgeries successfully & Plastic Surgeons to restore the Presurgical Posture. Most of the surgeries are done laparoscopically which is the most advanced Modality of surgery for Cervical Cancer

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy delivers high doses of radiation to tumour cells using technology designed to reduce damage to healthy tissue and organs. Apollo LUCKNOW has Tru Beam Linac which is one of the most advanced machines and is very effective in treating cancers of cervix & adjoining areas. It can be done on OPD basis which requires no surgery and no admission.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells throughout the body. Doctors give this treatment in cycles. You’ll get chemo for a period of time. You’ll then stop the treatment to give your body time to recover. Apollo LUCKNOW has got dedicated floor for chemotherapy which is under supervision of experienced oncologists making it one of the best centers for chemotherapy in Lucknow and Uttar Pradesh.

Targeted therapy

These drugs are designed to block cancer’s growth by attacking specific proteins that may help cancer cells grow or divide.

Why Choose Apollomedics

Apollo lucknow is one of the recognised centres for best treatment of cancer of Cervix, cancer of Ovary, cancer of fallopian tube and endometrial cancer. Modern methods of treating Gynaecological cancers include Surgical, Medical, Radiation procedures or a combination of these, but regular health checks are the best defense against gynaecological cancers.

Apollo Lucknow has best team of specialist to handle cancer of cancer of Cervix, cancer of Ovary, cancer of fallopian tube and endometrial cancer. Experienced gynaecologist, best high-end diagnostic modalities, best surgeons experienced in operating on female cancer. Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and immunotherapy and radiation therapy are also available for treating all cancers related to women.

For any query related to Cervical Cancer or to book an appointment with our Cervical Cancer Experts,

Please contact our 24x7 Cancer Care Helpline: 8429029820 or 8429029849.

 

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