Cervical Cancer Treatment in Mumbai
Cervical Cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the woman’s cervix. It begins from the cervix’s surface area and ultimately spreads to the vagina( birth canal). It is the fourth most common cancer type that occurs in women globally affecting nearly 604000 people and causing 342000 deaths in 2020 based on reports.
Types of Cervical cancer
Cervical Cancer is classified into two types including Squamous cell carcinoma and Adenocarcinoma.
- Squamous cell carcinoma – This is the most common type of cancer that begins in the exocervix that joins to the endocervix area.
- Adenocarcinoma – Cancer starts spreading from glandular cells. It is present in the mucus-producing glandular cells of the endocervix.
Causes of Cervical Cancer
The most prominent signs and symptoms of cervical cancer are hard to detect at the early stages of cancer. The first sign usually takes a few years to get noticed. The common signs that can be experienced during those times are –
- Foul odor in Vaginal discharge
- Water or blood flow in vaginal discharge
- Menstrual periods can be painful and last longer
The later stages of Cervical cancer have symptoms such as –
- Painful urination or bleeding while urination.
- Unexplained Loss of weight
- Backache and fever
- Abdominal pain
- Rectum bleeding
If you’ve experienced any of these irregular and uncommon symptoms in your daily life then you must get yourself check with a medical professional or consult a gynecologist for a thorough examination of your health.
Signs and Symptoms of Cervical Cancer
The root cause of cervical is HPV, a sexually transmitted infection that happens through sexual contact mostly in women. Based on the research studies, around 70% of cervical cancer are caused by HPV. There are around more than 100 kinds of HPV viruses that can lead to cancer. However, our body fights certain infections regularly and can also destroy the HPV virus if triggered. But, if our body fails to fight an HPV infection it can cause cervical cancer.
To prevent HPV infection, WHO recommends vaccinating girls at age of 9 to 14 yrs when they are not sexually active. Also, it is usually hard to detect cervical cancer in its early stages but regular screening and health checkups with a professional doctor can help in detecting HPV infection that can induce the growth of cancerous cells later.
How does Sunrise Oncology Center help patients in Cervical Cancer Treatments?
Sunrise offers a wide range of services for cervical cancer. The treatment plan for cervical cancer is recommended only after proper evaluation of lots of factors i.e. patient’s stage, age, and general health. The broad spectrum of treatments our cancer care team will suggest for cervical cancer are radiation, surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy.
- Radiation – It uses beams of high-energy rays to kill cancer cells in the cervix. The two types of radiation therapy used to treat cervical cancers are
- External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) – High-power radiation is used to kill cancer
- Brachytherapy – Radiation is applied in or around cancer cells.
- Surgery – Various types of surgeries are used to treat cervical cancer including Laser Surgery, Cryosurgery, Cone Biopsy, Trachelectomy, hysterectomy, and pelvic exenteration.
- Chemotherapy – Chemotherapy is a drug that is administered through veins or medicine in the body. It kills cancer cells present anywhere in the body.
- Targeted therapy – It specifically targets cancer cells without damaging healthy cells in the body. It usually targets specific genes or proteins that help in the growth and spread of cancer cells.
- Immunotherapy – In this medicine is used for cancer treatment. The patient’s own immune system is recognized to kill cancer cells effectively. Cancer cells stay hidden from the immune system and survive in the body. However, immunotherapy identifies these cancer cells by targeting them directly in the body.
You can also participate in clinical trials that are conducted for research, studies, and evaluation of new treatments for cancer. Talk to your healthcare professionals if you’d like to participate in clinical trials. You can also contact Sunrise’s 24/7 expert team at +91-74-000-66-780 or connect via https://www.sunriseoncocare.com/contact/ for the necessary guidance and support.