Females have two ovaries one on either side of the uterus which produces the eggs needed for fertilization. The ovaries also produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Most common problem in the ovaries is the ovarian cyst. The symptoms of ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer are mostly similar and therefore early diagnosis of ovarian cancer is sometimes missed.
Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
Feeling full while eating
Changes in bowel habits
Causes of Ovarian Cancer
Causes of Ovarian Cancer include
Old Age - Above 50
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Weak Immune System
Longer Period between Menstruation and Menopause
The best test for early detection of the Cervix Cancer is Cancer Market Blood Tests like CA-125 or imaging tests like Ultrasound, CT Scan. Advanced tests include Colposcopy, Punch Biopsy and Endocervical Curettage. If cervical cancer is established then further tests are done to find the stage of the cancer. The best test for this is Whole Body PET Scan whch finds tumour cells in any other part of the body.
Surgery - Early stage ovarian cancer can be treated by removing the affected ovary and its fallopian tube. However if both the ovaries seem affected the surgery to remove both the ovaries and their fallopian tubes is done. Advanced cases require removal of both the ovaries, fallopian tubes and the uterus. This surgery will mean that you will not be able to get pregnant but becomes necessary to save the life of the patient. In some cases chemotherapy is done prior to the surgery to shrink the size of the tumour so that surgical results are better.
Radiation and Chemotherapy are sometimes used in conjunction with the surgery or even separately.
The cost of Ovarian Cancer Treatment in India through surgery ranges from USD 4000 - 6000 at the best of the hospitals. The first step is to correctly diagnose the stage of ovarian cancer. The cost of investigations would be approximately USD 800-1200. Once we know the stage of the cancer then the treatment is planned. If surgery is chosen as the first line of treatment then we have the option of doing single ovary removal or bilateral ovary removal or radical hystrectomy. he maximum hospital stay in case of radical hystrectomy surgery would be 5-6 days while the stay is lesser when the surgery is done for lesser tissue removal. The patient has to stay in India for 2-3 weeks for this kind of surgery.
Dr Vinay Gaikwad and Dr Kaushal Yadav are two of the best cancer surgeons in India who do the maximum number of ovarian cancer surgeries.
Apart from the treatment the other costs like travelling, hotels and food are all cheaper in India. The boarding and lodging cost for the patient and one attendant in a decent airconditioned guest house would be around USD 40-60 per day. For query please whatsapp at +91-9958222443 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancer treatment requires high quality equipments and care. Hence in India cancer hospitals are majorly tertiary care setups. Some of the best cancer hospitals in India with best in class facilities are located in Delhi/NCR and Mumbai. In Delhi/NCR we have hospitals like Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India whcih is considered as one of the most advanced hospitals for cancer treatment. Apart from Fortis we have Paras Hospital Gurgaon, India which is a great setup for cancer surgeries. Similarly in Munbai we have Nanavati hospital which offers great cancer treatment facilities all the way from cancer surgery, chemotherapy, liver transplant, bone marrow transplant and even heart and lung transplants.
Our Hospitals have the latest MRI, CT Scan, Digital X-Ray, Mammography, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler, PET CT Scan, Gamma Camera (Nuclear Medicine Scans), Image Guided Radiation Therapy, Gamma Knife, Cyber Knife, Thoracosopy, Sleep Study, Lung Ultrasound, Bronchoscopy, EBUS etc which gives us the diagnostic and theraputic confidence for providing the right treatment.
Modular fully equipped Operation Theatres with hepa-filters for zero infection rate and C-Arm backed by a state of art ICU helps us in providing world class treatment to our patients. Similarly in cases of transplant our well equipped isolation rooms ensure a zero infection rate which is very important for transplant patients as they have compromised immunity after the surgery.
Our team of doctors include some of the best names from the Indian Medical Fraternity. Dr Ankur Garg - Liver Transplant, Hepato Biliary and Pancreatic Cancer Surgeon, Dr Kaushal Yadav, Dr Abhishek Mitra, Dr Niranjan Naik, Dr Rama Joshi, Dr Sumita Singh, Dr Priyanjana Sharma, Dr Shilpi Sharma Dr Rajiv Yadav, Dr Vikram Singh- All Cancer Surgeons, Dr Pradeep Bansal and Dr Dipanshu Gupta - Urologist and Kidney Transplant Surgeons, Dr Rahul Bhargava and Dr Dharma Choudhary - Bone Marrow Transplant Specialists, Dr Vinod Raina, Dr Suresh Advani - Medical Oncologists, Dr Sandeep Attawar and Dr Hemant Pathare - Heart & Lung Transplant Surgeons, Dr J S Virk- Orthopaedic Cancer Surgeon, Dr Amal Roay Chaudhoory and Dr Subodh Pande Radiation Oncologists.
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