Cancer

Types of Ovarian Cancers – Unilateral, Bilateral

Ovarian cancer can be divided into 3 major categories based on the type of cell from which it arises. This includes : Epithelial carcinoma Germ cell carcinoma Sex cord and stromal carcinoma These are primary carcinomas of the ovary, which originate in the ovary itself. The other type of carcinoma that may be found in the >> Read More ...

What is Ovarian Cancer? Spread of Malignant Ovary Growth

Ovarian cancer is cancer that develops in the ovaries, the two small organs on either side of the uterus, which produce ova (eggs) as well as secrete the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Ovarian cancer is mainly seen in post-menopausal women but it can occur at any age. Although rare, more women die from ovarian >> Read More ...

Cervical Cancer Treatment, Surgery, Radiation and Chemotherapy

The focus on treatment of cervical cancer is to prevent precancerous lesions progressing to invasive cancer. Following an abnormal Pap smear and if the biopsy shows normal cells even in the deeper layers, no further treatment is advised except regular Pap tests and close monitoring. Pre-cancerous lesions seen in the deeper >> Read More ...

Cervical Cancer Stage, Prognosis and Survival Rate

Stage of Cervical Cancer What are the stages of cervical cancer? Staging of a cancer is done to indicate the extent and spread of the disease. Staging helps in determining the type of treatment best suited for that particular patient as well as the prognosis. Clinical assessment of a patient at the time of diagnosis forms >> Read More ...

Vaginal Cancer Treatment – Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy

Once the diagnosis of vaginal cancer is established, the next step is deciding on the type of treatment to be undertaken. Surgery and radiation therapy are the standard treatment options. Chemotherapy may be done in selected cases where surgery and radiation does not give the desired response. Treatment will depend upon >> Read More ...
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