Dr. Anbukkani Subbian serves as Consultant Gyn Oncologist at the department of Gyn Oncology, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH). Dr. Anbukkani talks about cancer that affects the reproductive organs of women.
If numbers are to be believed, one in every four women who dies of cervical cancer is Indian. “Early diagnosis of cervical cancer and the right kind of treatment can cure this killer disease.
Sadly, cervical cancer shows no signs or symptoms of its existence in early stages. About 99% of cervical cancer is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Only at a later stage do patients suffering from cervical cancer, display symptoms like pain / bleeding during sexual intercourse, more than normal vaginal bleeding, post menopausal bleeding and pelvic pain.
Since cervical cancer shows no signs or symptoms of its existence in early stages, it makes it all the more important for women who have active sexual life should undergo the pap smear test once in every three years”. Dr. Anbukkani says.
Doctor adds that in India majority of women are diagnosed of cervical cancer in the third or final stage and by then it is too late to cure the patient. All that doctors can do is to control and not necessarily cure the cancer and make her feel comfortable.
A pap smear test may cost a few hundred but it surely goes a long way in saving the woman and her family on the whole.
In Coimbatore, KMCH is armed with the best of experts and the hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to diagnose, treat and also cure many types of cancer.
In this hospital patients are given the option to undergo treatment of cancer through the robotic procedure. “This is not a procedure that is done by robots; instead we take advantage of the robotic platform to perform this procedure. Surgeon sits in a console and robotic arms are used in this procedure.
The outcome is the same as the laparoscopic procedure, called Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). At KMCH the patient who opts for the robotic procedure is charged the same as laparoscopic procedure”. Dr.Anbukkani says.
The advantage of this procedure is less post – operative pain, early recovery & return to work & avoiding long scars.
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