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Cervical Cancer Diagnosis

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Cervical Cancer Diagnosis:

Below are the points of Cervical Cancer Diagnosis that will help you to follow the procedure.

• Visual examination of the cervix through vagina (Speculum examination): can reveal any unusual growth or ulcer present on the cervix, which commonly bleed on touch. A part of mass or ulcer can also be removed at the same time by special instrument and can be sent to the laboratory for confirmation of cancer, this process is called Cervical biopsy.

• Palpating through the vagina to diagnose the extent and involvement of the surrounding organs like bladder, rectum, or later wall of the pelvis.

• General physical examination which can reveal any systemic involvement usually in late cases, like; a collection of fluid in abdomen and chest (Ascites and pleural effusion), anemia, edema in cases of deep lymphatic and kidney involvement.

• Sonography, CT scan and PET scan also help significantly in diagnosing the exact involvement of cancer, to know the spread of cancer, and also to decide the line of treatment.

Read more: Causes and Symptoms of Cervical Cancer

Read more: Treatment of Cervical Cancer

Dr Chinmay Patel

Dr. Chinmay Patel

M.S Obstetrics & Gynecology
Diploma Endoscopy , CICE (France)
Infertility Specialist, NUH (Singapore)

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