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CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING



Overview:

Cervical cancer is a malignant form of cancer that affects the cervix, which is the lower, narrow end of the uterus. This form of cancer develops very slowly, and thus can be detected at a very early stage through regular screening. The cells of the cervix undergo a process called dysplasia in which abnormal cells begin to make an appearance in the cervical tissues. Cancer cells continue to develop and spread deep inside the cervix and the surrounding areas. You can visit a leading woman doctor specializing in the treatment of this type of cancer to know more about this process.

The common risk factors for cervical cancer are:

  • Multiple pregnancies and childbirths
  • Heavy and long-term addiction to tobacco/cigarettes
  • Use of specific types of oral contraceptives
  • A weakened immune system

Cervical cancer screening is generally done as a part of a woman’s health checkup by the leading Ob Gyn in Noida Extension.
The screening can be done using two types of tests:

  • The CBC Test
  • The HPV Test

The doctor will collect samples of cells from the surface of the cervix for both the tests. The CBC test is used to check the collected sample for any abnormal cells that could later become cancerous. The HPV test is used to check for any infection caused by the cancer causing virus, Human Papilloma Virus, which spreads through sexual contact. If any abnormality is detected in the screening process, detailed tests, such as a biopsy, may be recommended.

Pros and Cons of Cervical Cancer Screening

Pros

  • The key benefit of cervical cancer screening is that it can help in the prevention of cervical cancer as the abnormal cells present in the cervix can be detected early, before they become cancerous.
  • In cases where cancer has already set in, the screening assists in early detection. Accordingly, appropriate treatment measures can be initiated and the chances of faster recovery can be enhanced.

Cons

  • In some women, these tests may cause pain, bleeding, pain, and even infection if not done properly.
  • Abnormal results can cause anxiety and depression in women

However, when gynecologists recommend cervical cancer screening, they do it to make sure that it offers more benefits than potential harm.

How Frequently Should The Tests Be Done?

According to the best female gynecologist in Noida Extension with extensive expertise in the field of cervical cancer screening, women between the age of 25 and 65 should undergo a CBC test once in every two to three years. Healthcare professionals often advise women over 65 to continue or stop the screening based on the results of their last tests. It is a documented fact that precancerous lesions of the cervix can become cancerous very slowly, which is the reason why regular and accurate monitoring and testing become crucial.

Our Cervical Cancer Screening Service

At Dr. Smiti Women’s Clinic, we offer the facility of cervix cancer screening to our valued patients as part of our overall preventive care process. Our screening options are designed to provide you the best possible protection from cervical cancer.



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Dr. Smiti Jain is a highly skilled Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She is providing quality healthcare to patients through her initiative - Dr. Smiti Women's Clinic. She has rich and extensive experience of more than 10 years of working and learning in private and government setups.

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The material in this site is intended to be of general informational use and is not intended to constitute medical advice, probable diagnosis, or recommended treatments.

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