The well woman clinic provides advice on gynaecological problems, family planning, cervical smears, breast diseases and menopause. The clinic also provide emergency contraception and hormonal replacement therapy. A team of physicians and nursing assistants are at hand to impart information and for consultation. The clinic is aimed at making life’s journey much healthier and happier for women.
Breast cancer care includes high quality screening, diagnosis and treatm ent of all medical and cosmetic problems. The hospital department is equipped with the latest technology and staffed by leading physicians, nursing staff and surgeons to carry out effective treatement, care and surgical intervention with a human touch.
The breast cancer unit provides services from screening mammography to breast cancer surgery and reconstruction including:
Early detection and screening
With all the latest innovations and advances in treatment of breast cancer, the best chance of survival begins with early detection and medical intervention. Routine screeing mammography and education can help women to stay guarded against breast cancer. This is done through expert mammography facilities including digital mammography.
The breast cancer care team comprises of experienced breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologist, and cosmetic surgeons offering an entire range of treatments for breast cancer. The total treatment consist of:
Ovarian cancer is a malignant, or cancerous cells that affect tissues in the ovaries. These tissues are cells that cover the ovaries, the cells inside the ovaries that reduce eggs or the cells that hold the ovaries together and produce female hormones. Women with ovarian cancer needs high class facilities for individualized treatment and lifestyle counselling.
The Right Approach
The woman is subjected to screening and care given for those at risk of developing ovarian cancer. There is optimization of resources to enable the woman to survive the cancer threat and woman who have a family history of ovarian cancer are given special care since they are more at risk. The counsellors work with the patients to assess individual risks and counsel them on tackling the health and emotional issues connected with such a malignant disease.
A variety of screening and prevention strategies are offered for women who are at moderate or high risk of developing ovarian cancer, and they include:
Other Services and treatments
The comprehensive services and treatments include:
Uterine cancer, or cancer of the uterus is also called endometrial cancer. It is the fourth most common cancer in women and a common cancer of women’s reproductive organs. The average age of diagnosis of uterine cancer will vary between 40-60 across the world.
Uterine cancers do not develop all of a sudden they grow slowly over the years. They may start off as an overgrowth of cells in the lining of the uterus and then spread across. Many uterine cancers can be found out because of abnormal post menopausal bleeding. The clue is to diagnose uterine cancer in the early stages and prevent it developing further.
Types of Uterine Cancer
There are three types of uterine cancer, they are:
The Risk Factors
There are several factors that increases the risk of contracting uterine cancer and they include obesity, high fat diets, age (women over 40 years), medications, estrogen replacement therapy, family history, ovarian diseases, diabetes, never having been pregnant, early age menstrual cycles, pelvic radiation etc.
Treatment of uterine cancer depends on the type and stage of the cancer and the general health of the patient. The treatment may include surgery (hysterectomy), pelvic washing, tumour debulking, radiation therapy, chemo therapy, hormone therapy and medications.
Cervical cancer is a disease that affects woman between 40 and 55 years. It starts off as an abnormality of cells on the surface of the cervix. These abnormalities as such are not canerous but if undetected or untreated these pre-invasive abnormalities may eventually lead to invasion of the normal cells of the cervix. This results in development of cancer which invade surrounding tissues or lymph nodes and spread to other parts of the body.
Signs and Symptoms
The pre-cancerous changes in the cervix does not create any pain and they generally do not cause any symptoms. They are detected only on a pelvic examination. Usually menstrual bleeding is longer and heavier than usual. When bleeding occurs after menopause it could also be a warning signal along with increased vaginal discharge.
Cervical cancer is usually diagnosed with a pelvic exam and a Pap test.
There are many methods of treating cervical cancer including Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP), cryosurgery in which cancer cells are frozen and removed, radical hysterectomy, radiation therapy, chemo therapy and biological therapy where different substances are administered to the patient to make their immune systems stronger and help fight cancer.