Breast & Cervical cancer screening

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Women are known multitaskers and they mange home & work effortlessly. Amidst all the responsibilities of home, kids and work, they often tend to neglect their own health. Women have to become proactive about their own healthcare and focus on their medical & healthcare needs.

Below is a list of few important screening tests every woman should take keeping in mind her age, family history, own health history and her other risk factors.

Breast Cancer Screening

  • Clinical breast examination, to check for any skin changes, lumps or nipple discharge, which could be signs of breast cancer needs to be done.
  • Mammography: Low dose x-ray of breasts to see for any changes in breast tissue.
  • Sonomammography: If mammography is inconclusive, sonomammography is also advised for better evaluation of breast tissue.
  • FNAC / Biopsy : If there is any clinical or radiological suspision of cancer, confirmation is done by FNAC / biopsy.

Cervical Cancer Screening

  • PAP Smear: Cervical cancer is majorly caused by HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) which is a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STD). This test detects abnormal cells in the cervix, so that they can be removed even before they turn cancerous.
  • PAP Test also helps to detect certain viginal infection.

Screening tests help to dignose the chances of cancer if any at a very early stage. This helps to start treatment early for better response and prognosis.

Contact Dr. Sanita Mishra at Ananya Women's Clinic for more information on breast self examination and cervical cancer screening test.