What Is Cervical Cancer?
Cervical Cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina.
Various strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancer.
When exposed to HPV the body’s immune system typically prevents the virus from doing harm. In a small percentage of people, however, the virus survives for years, contributing to the process that causes some cervical cells to become cancer cells.
You can reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer by having screening tests and receiving a vaccine that protects against HPV infection.
Squamous cell carcinoma:
This forms in the lining of your cervix. It’s found in up to 90% of cases.
This forms in the cells that produce mucus.
This has features of the two other types.
- Pain when you have sex
- Unusual vaginal bleeding, such as after sex, between periods, after menopause, or after a pelvic exam
- Unusual vaginal discharge
After it has spread, cancer can cause:
- Pelvic pain
- Trouble peeing
- Swollen legs
- Kidney failure
- Bone pain
- Weight loss and lack of appetite
If you’ve been diagnosed with cervical cancer, Dr.Ashish Pokharkar provides the best cervical cancer treatment in Pimpri Chinchwad (pcmc)
Dr. Ashish Pokharkar - cervical Cancer Specialist in Pimpri Chinchwad (PCMC)
Dr. Ashish B Pokharkar is the cervical cancer specialist and cancer surgeon in Pimpri Chinchwad (PCMC). He has been trained in general surgery from BJ medical college and Sassoon Hospital, Pune. After completing graduation, he completed his super specialization in cancer surgery and received MCh degree from the eminent and prestigious Tata memorial hospital, Mumbai. After passing MCh he was selected for a fellowship in minimally invasive and robotic Oncosurgery from Tata Memorial Hospital.
He is one of few surgeons who do minimally invasive complex laparoscopic & robotic surgeries. He is known for his empathic attitude towards cancer patients. He strongly believes in ethical and evidence-based medicine which is a core part of his practice.
Book Your Appointment Today
We welcome your questions Do you have questions regarding your own situation? Do you actually want to resolve your problem and not just temporarily cover up the pain?