Cancer of the uterus and cervix are two different types of cancer in the female reproductive system.
Uterine cancer is a treatable cancer if detected in the early stages. Symptoms include bleeding other than menstruation, vaginal discharge, pelvic pain and painful sexual intercourse. Treatment options include surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Cervical cancer is usually caused by the HPV virus. Symptoms include vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge and painful intercourse. Similar to uterine cancer, treatment options include surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The HPV vaccine is an effective method of preventing cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer and uterine cancer develop only a few centimeters from each other. However, the causes of these diseases are very different from each other. As a result, treatment methods also differ in many ways.
Human papillomavirus (HPV), an infection known to be transmitted through sexual intercourse, is the most important factor causing cervical cancer. Cervical cancer occurs in the cells in the lower part of the uterus that connect the cervix to the vagina.
It is known that uterine cancer, also known as "endometrial carcinoma", and "uterine cancer" usually arises from cells of the uterine mucosa.
In this article, you can read about the symptoms and early detection of uterine and cervical cancer and the types of uterine and cervical cancer. In the following part of the article, you can read about the treatment options for uterine and cervical cancer. In the final part, we will mention prevention and risk reduction strategies for uterine and cervical cancer as well as lifestyle changes for uterine and cervical cancer.
Symptoms of uterine cancer include:
Symptoms of cervical cancer include:
Early detection of uterine cancer and cervical cancer is extremely important as it is for all types of cancer.
Uterine cancer is known as the most common type of cancer affecting the female reproductive system. Uterine cancer has two main types.
The most common type of cervical cancer is known as squamous cell cancer. There are two main types of cervical cancer.
There are different treatment options for uterine and cervical cancer.
Some of the treatment options for uterine cancer can be lined up as below:
Some of the treatment options for cervical cancer can be lined up as below:
If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to ask about treatment options at Ekol International Hospitals' oncology clinic. Our patient support staff will be happy to help you.
Coping with cancer is a difficult task for patients and families. Supportive care is important at that stage. Every cancer treatment has possible side effects and these can cause both physical and psychological changes in every single person. Staging of cancer is one of the main factors for treatment. Since the situation of each patient is different, the same result may not be obtained even if the same treatment is carried out. For this reason, cancer treatment should be considered as a long and diverse process. Talking to your surgeon about the course of your health is an effective form of motivation. They will want to know if the treatments have any side effects and offer new solutions accordingly. Additionally, you can receive palliative care, if your medical expert considers it necessary.
Safe sex and getting vaccinated are important steps to avoid uterine and especially cervical cancer. Having a healthy diet and regular exercise are also strong tools for preventing uterine and cervical cancer.