Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the breast. It is one of the most common types of cancer found in American women, and occurs very rarely in men. Women with breast cancer are also at higher risk for ovarian cancer. Fortunately, thanks to advancements in early treatment, many women survive a breast cancer diagnosis.
Sarcoma refers to cancer that occurs in tissues of the body such as bone, fat, or muscles. Uterine sarcoma is a rare cancer that develops in the tissues of the uterus. Cancer that forms in the inner lining of the uterus is called endometrial cancer, a different and more common disease, which is discussed here.
Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer. The cervix is the opening to the uterus and is located at the top of the vagina. Screening includes cervical cytology (also called the Pap test or Pap smear) and, for some women, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV).
Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. The female reproductive system contains two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. The ovaries each about the size of an almond produce eggs as well as the hormones estrogen.Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen.
Dr Pinky Mishra has done her MBBS and DGO from an eminent Aligarh Muslim University. She has done DNB from the prestigious Holy family Hospital. She further specializes in the field of gynae oncology. She has more than 10 years of experience obstetrics and gynaecology.
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