Cervix is an organ in the females which connects the lower part of the uterus to the vagina. Various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancers. These days a vaccine is available for HPV which prevents cervix cancer. Regular screening for Pap Smear also helps in early detection of this cancer in women.
Bleeding after intercourse
Bleeding between periods
Watery, bloody vaginal discharge with a foul smell
Pain during intercourse
Causes of Cervix Cancer
Presence of HPV cells. However not all the females who have HPV develop Cervix Cancer
Multiple Sexual Partners increases the chances of getting HPV
Having Sex at an early age increases the risk of getting HPV
Weak Immune System
The best test for early detection of the Cervix Cancer is Liquid Based Pap Smear where the gynaecologist scrapes fluid from the vaginal canal and tests it in the laboratory to detect cancer cells at an early stage. Advanced tests include Colposcopy, Punch Biopsy and Endocervical Curettage. If cervical cancer is established then further tests are done to find the stage of the cancer. The best test for this is Whole Body PET Scan whch finds tumour cells in any other part of the body.
Surgery - Surgical removal of the tumour inside the cervix or complete removal of the cervix and the uterus is considered the best treatment. For a very small cervical cancer, it might be possible to remove the cancer entirely with a cone biopsy. This procedure involves cutting away a cone-shaped piece of cervical tissue, but leaving the rest of the cervix intact. Most early-stage cervical cancers are treated with a radical hysterectomy operation, which involves removing the cervix, uterus, part of the vagina and nearby lymph nodes. A hysterectomy can cure early-stage cervical cancer and prevent recurrence. But removing the uterus makes it impossible to become pregnant.
Radiation and Chemotherapy are sometimes used in conjunction with the surgery or even separately.
Dr Piyush Mehta and Dr Balvin Kaur Ghai are the best and extensively trained Cancer Specialist and Gynaecologist at Bahra Hospital, Punjab India for treatment of Cervix Cancer. The cost of Cancer Treatment depends upon the stage of the cancer. In early stage only surgery followed by chemotherapy is required. Whereas in case of advanced stage it could be chemotherapy/radiotherapy followed by surgery. Hence the exact cost for the cervix cancer treatment cannot be ascretained as it depends upon case to case. If you have an individual health insurance policy then this surgery is covered after a period of 1 month from the date of inception of the policy. However if you are a beneficiary of company given policy then the surgery is covered from day one. Always go through the terms of your health insurance policy like room rent capping and co-payment to avoid any kind of financial shocks later on.
Bahra Superspecialty Hospital is the biggest private hospital in the Tricity of Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula. Spread over 12 acres, the hospital has 250 beds at present which can be expanded to 1000 beds. Mr. Gurvinder Singh Bahra who is one of the most distinguished educationist in India has setup this hospital in the Kharar area of Mohali, Punjab.
Bahra Hospital has been in the forefront of deploying cutting edge technology for the benefit of its patients. Our Intensive Care Units are equipped with the latest ventilators, monitors and other life saving equipments. The Radiology department has the ultrafast 32 Slice CT Scanner, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler and Digital X-Ray to provide all the diagnostic services inhouse.
Our team of doctors include some of the best medical professionals in the field of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedics, Laparoscopic Surgery, Obgyn, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, ENT, Skin, Psychiatry, Dental and Physical Therapy.
Spread over 12 acres campus, this is the biggest hospital in the Tricity. The hospital which currently has 250 beds will be expanded to 1200 beds. Watch this Virtual Tour
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