Know not to be afraid: questions and answers about oncogynecology
21 September 2020
21 September 2020
In late September, the medical community used the hashtag #GoForPurple. Purple is the color of World Oncology Day. As a symbol, it is designed to raise awareness among women (and men) about gynecological cancer.
We support this movement and publish answers to common questions to oncogynecologists.
We can not completely rule out the possibility of getting sick, but we can do everything that depends on us:
a) regularly undergo a comprehensive examination by a gynecologist;
b) do PAP- test;
c) be vaccinated against human papilloma virus after consulting a doctor;
d) do not ignore the symptoms of the disease.
Patients with this diagnosis are examined, operated on and observed exclusively by a gynecologist-oncologist. Oncogynecology is allocated to a separate section of oncology due to its specificity in examination, approaches to treatment and observation. This is planned by the oncology gynecologist and must be agreed on a multidisciplinary committee with the oncology surgeon, radiologist and chemotherapist.
unhealed or recurrent cervical erosion,
recurrent hyperplasia or polyps of the endometrium and cervical canal,
uterine node increasing in size, p>
ovarian neoplasm (cyst with a tissue component or pathological blood flow in it according to ultrasound, with increased tumor markers),
external genital neoplasms organs and vagina,
pain in the lower abdomen or pelvis of an incomprehensible nature, which do not pass or aggravate on the background of treatment.
For a complete examination, which will 100% rule out oncogynecological pathology, which will calm the patient and allow her to return for treatment and observation by a gynecologist. If pre-cancer or cancer is confirmed, the patient will be examined and treated without delay.
To know at what age, how often and what tests are shown specifically to this woman. Timely detection and treatment of conditions that threaten to regenerate into cancer will avoid treatment for cancer.
At the first opportunity, after she learned that one of her close relatives had or had had cancer. If the patient is under 18, a visit to the oncogynecologist should be scheduled with the parents.
If none of the relatives is ill, and a regular annual comprehensive examination by a gynecologist (examination, gynecological tests and ultrasound of the pelvic organs) confirms that the woman is healthy, there are no indications to visit an oncogynecologist.
Yes, this woman should be constantly monitored by an oncogynecologist to prevent possible recurrence of the disease.
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