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Many Women will be diagnosed with Gynaecologic Cancers Every Year

What are Gynaecological Cancers?

 

Often called silent killers, gynaecological cancers are an uncontrolled growth and then spread of abnormal cells that have originated from the reproductive organs. These include cervical cancer, vaginal and vulvar cancers, gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD), ovarian, uterine/endometrial and primary peritoneal cancers.

Can These Cancers be Prevented?

  • Regular self-examinations and screenings and can identify these cancers in their early stages, giving the best chance of successful treatment and a cure.

  • Be aware of your family’s history for the possibility that there is a gene that makes you more likely to develop cancer.

  • Lifestyle choices like diet and exercise will also have a significant role in preventing cancer.

Even with all the attention in the world, every woman has the possibility of developing a gynaecologic cancer. And if you have any doubts or are worried about something that is happening to you then you will want to see the best gynaecologist in London at Medical Express - a cutting edge private gynaecology clinic in London.

Cancer of the Cervix

Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in women worldwide. There are two main cervical cancers: squamous and glandular.  Changes in either of these types of cells can result in cervical cancer.

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

There may not be any symptoms until the cells have already turned into cancer and have invaded the deepest parts of the cervix or any of the other pelvic organs.

Common symptoms include:

  • Vaginal discharge

  • Bleeding abnormally from the vagina

  • Vaginal odour

  • Experiencing Pain

  • Bleeding after sexual intercourse

Prevention of Cervical Cancer

Regular screenings and a preventive vaccination can help to catch this condition early or prevent it altogether. Almost all cervical cancers are caused by a persistent HPV infection so vaccinating young girls before they are sexually active is an important prevention of pre-cancer and cancer. A routine smear test to screen for the HPV virus or any other signs of cervical cancer is critical for early detection.

If you have any concerns about cervical cancer or any other ‘women’s’ cancer and would like to speak to the best private gynaecologist in London at Medical Express, about your gynaecological health, we can promise you fast gynaecological consultation and treatment to put your mind at rest and let you get on with your life.

 15 Dec 2016

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