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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
TREATMENTS & DISEASES GYNAECOLOGIC CANCER
3. Are there any tests to detect these cancers early?
Screening for Gynaecologic Cancers has not proven to be useful. An annual gynacologic check-up is recommended every year from childbearing age.
4. What diagnostic tests are required in a patient with a Gynaecologic Cancer?
For cervical and endometrial cancer, an MRI or CT scan of the abdomen to determine the extent of the cancer.
5. How is ovarian cancer treated?
Early cases of ovarian cancer, where the tumour is located in one or both ovaries, without spread to other organs, are treated by surgery to remove the
uterus, ovaries, nodes and omentum [fat pad in the upper belly].
6. What are the treatment options for uterine [endometrial cancer]?
Endometrial cancer presents early and surgery is the best and often curative treatment.
7. What treatments are effective in Cervical Cancer?
Most patients with cervical cancer present at a late stage, with large tumours; which requires radiotherapy along with chemotherapy [Chemoradiation] to
control the cancer.
8. What tests are needed after the treatment of Gynaecologic Cancers?
Once the full course of treatment is completed, you will be asked to see the doctor after about 2 months. At that time a checkup consisting of physical
examination, routine blood tests, and tumour markers as appropriate are performed.
1. What are the common Gynaecologic Cancers?
The common cancers affecting the female reproductive system are cervical, uterine or endometrial,
and ovarian cancer. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women in India after
breast cancer. The cervix is the lowest part of the uterus through which the baby passes during
2. What are the symptoms of the common Gynaecologic Cancers?
Cervical cancers present with whit