When it comes to Gynaec Cancer, there is a thick silence that engulfs among women. The symptoms go unspoken, only to later aggravate the situation, often making the damage irreversible. In such scenario, it is imperative to talk and act about Gynaec Cancer.
A cancer that takes place in a woman’s reproductive organs, Gynaec Cancer begins in different places within a woman’s pelvis, which is the area below the stomach and in between the hip bones. Cervical cancer begins in the cervix, which is the lower, narrow end of the uterus, also known as the womb. Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries, which are located on each side of the uterus.
Early detection is the sure shot way of fighting cancer, paving way for more effective treatment. Diagnostic tests are used when a person has symptoms. The purpose of diagnostic tests is to find out or diagnose, what is causing the symptoms. Diagnostic tests also may be used to check a person who is considered at high risk for cancer.
Among all the Gynaec cancers, only cervical cancer has a screening test—the Pap test—that can find this cancer early, when treatment works best. The Pap test also helps prevent cervical cancer by finding pre-cancer , cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately.
A test called the HPV test looks for HPV infection, which can be used for screening women aged 30 years and older. Learn more about the Pap and HPV tests.
Some Gynaecologic cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted infection. The HPV vaccine protects against the types of HPV that most often cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. The HPV Vaccine is recommended for preteens (both boys and girls) aged 11 to 12 years, but can be given as early as age 9 and until age 26.
The uterus is a hollow organ in females located in the pelvis, commonly called the womb. It is commonly seen in postmenopousal females (i.e after menses stop) and commonest presentations postmenopousal bleeding. In younger patients frequent bleeding other than menses ,increased bleeding, back pain,discharge from vagina are common symptoms. Incidence increasing because lifestyle changes like obesity and diabetes. In early stages almost compete care with surgery
Women are more likely to have symptoms of Ovarian Cancer, if the disease has spread, but even early-stage ovarian cancer can cause them. The most common symptoms include Bloating, Pelvic or abdominal pain, trouble eating or feeling full quickly, urinary symptoms such as urgency or frequency. Most of the symptoms are nonspecific and early ignored leading to delayed diagnosis. That’s why if these symptoms presents for more than 2-3 weeks one should consult a doctor and rule out possibility of sinister diseases. Early stage survival rates are good. Surgery and chemo are main stay of the treatment
Cervix is the lower most part of uterus which opens into vagina. It is commonest cancer in females after breast . Whitish discharge (>15 days) not responding antibiotics, bleeding after sex/coitus,lower abdominal & back pain are common symptoms. In early stage completely curable. In advanced stages treatment still possible but result are not as promising. Surgery and radiation are cornerstone in the management
Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a process in which heated chemotherapy is pumped directly into the abdomen after surgery. The doctors rely on CAT scans and MRI scans to show us the location and distribution of the tumors, which can help them decide if the patient qualifies for HIPEC.
So rather than sitting in silence and suffering, it’s high time we talk about Gynaec Cancer, spread awareness on it and act on it, before it’s too late. At Apollo CBCC, we ensure that our patients get comprehensive cancer care.