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Cervical Cancer Surgery

Cervical Cancer Surgery - How to prevent?

Cervical Cancer Surgery - Diagnosis

Pap smear
Pap smear test is commonly used as a screening test to detect pre-cancer changes. In general, women with pre-cancer changes do not have any symptoms. If any abnormalities are detected, further investigations such as colposcopy need to be performed.

A colposcopy is a simple outpatient procedure done using a colposcope (microscope) to check for any abnormal changes of the cervix. A biopsy may be taken and sent to the laboratory for further evaluation.

Cervical cancer diagnosis - colposcopy at KKH

What Other Tests Will I Need?

Once cancer is confirmed, further tests may be done to determine the extent of the cancer. These would help your doctor determine which treatment is most suitable for your condition.

  • Chest X-ray
  • Computed Tomography (CT scan)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET-CT scan)
  • Examination under general anaesthesia. This enables your doctor to thoroughly examine your cervix and vagina so that you will not feel any discomfort. Also, a video scope (cystoscopy) will be used to check the inner lining of your bladder. This allows the doctor to determine the stage of the cancer.

Cervical Cancer Surgery - Preparing for surgery

Cervical Cancer Surgery - Other Information

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