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Cervical Cancer Doctors in India

1.    How do I know who is the right doctor for me? Is the doctor board certified? In what field? – “How do I study a doctor’s profile”?

Following things should be considered while selecting the best cervical cancer doctor in India:

Does a government-affiliated medical board certify the cervical cancer doctor? Patients should verify that their surgeon/doctor have the required qualification, training and certification to legally practice in India.

How much experience does the cervical cancer doctor have? Experienced doctors are usually well-acquainted with the evolving technology and have treated hundreds of patients that makes them familiar with the disease, and the complications that can be experienced during the treatment, making them more likely to achieve the desired results.

What are the ratings and reviews of the cervical cancer specialist in India? Patients can go through the reviews of former patients for analyzing the quality of treatment they will be receiving.

Further, patients can browse Medmonks or contact them directly for finding the best cervical cancer doctors in India.

2.    What is the difference between a gynecologist and an oncologist?

A gynecologist academic study involves a broader look at the female reproduction which also involves the management and treatment of reproductive organs and system. Patients can visit a gynecologist for discussing basic health conditions concerning their reproductive organs. A gynecologist can also be involved in the treatment of cervical cancer.

An oncologist is a medical specialist who studies and provides medical care for cancer. An oncologist can gain speciality in three major area: medical, radiation and surgical. 

Medical Oncologist delivers chemotherapy and other medications to cancer patients like immunotherapy or targeted therapy.

Surgical Oncologist treats cancer using surgical means, by removing the affected organ or tissues from the patient's body. They are also responsible for performing biopsies that help in diagnosing cancer.

Radiation Oncologist provides cancer treatment using radiation therapy. 

Cervical Cancer, being a part of gynecologic cancer is treated by a gynecologic oncologist. Doctors who complete their residency in obstetrics and gynecology then pursue fellowship training in gynecologic oncology become qualified to treat cancer present in the female reproductive organs like cervix, uterus or ovaries.

3.    What are the special interests/procedures that some of these doctors are performing?

Conization – is a laser knife surgery (cold knife cone biopsy) performed for removing the cone-shaped tissue from the cervix. The extracted tissue is then examined under a microscope for determining if it is cancerous or not.

Simple/ Total Hysterectomy – is used for surgically removing the uterus leaving the uterosacral and parametria ligaments present next to the uterus inside the patient's body. The pelvic lymph nodes and vagina is also not removed in the procedure. However, the ovaries or fallopian tubes of the patients can be removed if needed. Hysterectomy can be performed by robotic-assisted, or laparoscopic tools which might seem suitable for the surgery.

Radial Hysterectomy – is a type of operation in which the uterus along with its tissues and the upper portion of the vagina near the cervix is removed. It can also be performed through minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopy or robotic surgery.

Trachelectomy – aka radical trachelectomy is used for surgically removing the cancerous tumor from the cervix without tampering with the patient's ability to have children. It is performed by making a small incision in the abdomen or the vagina using the keyhole surgery method. In this procedure, the cervix and upper part of the vagina are removed, but the uterus is kept in its place. Later, a ‘purse-string’ is attached in the uterine cavity of the cervix opening.

Pelvic Exenteration – is an extensive procedure performed on patients who suffer from recurrent cervical cancer. In this operation, all the organs, tissues, vagina, part of the colon, the bladder can be removed depending on the areas where cancer has spread.

Radiation Therapy – uses powerful x-rays for attacking and preventing the growth of cancer inside the patient's body.

CyberKnife – is also a type of radiation therapy, that helps in delivering high-doses of radiation directly on the affected area without scattering the radiation beams to the nearby tissues making it more effective.

Chemotherapy – involves use of anti-cancer drugs that are given to the patient orally or through injection which helps in preventing the growth of cancer cells, while simultaneously killing them.

4.    On selecting the doctor, how do we book the appointments? Can I video consult with her before arriving?

Patients can use Medmonks for selecting the best cervical cancer doctors in India and then contact its executives for fixing a video consultation appointment with their selected cervical cancer doctor in India. This service can be used for discussing any type of concern or worry the patient might have regarding their condition.

5.    What happens during a typical doctor consult?

A typical consultation between the doctor and the patient consists of a general discussion about the disease, during which the patients can expect them to ask the following questions:

First, the doctor will question the patient about when cancer was diagnosed, what are it's symptoms etc.

Once the symptoms have been discussed, their aggressiveness will be questioned.

Following this, the doctor will ask the patient about all the medications, therapies and treatment they have used before or are still using for their treatment.

Next, the doctor will physically examine the patient, to look for any visible signs.

Now, the doctor will suggest the patients a few diagnostic tests.

Based on the consultation, the doctor will create a rough treatment strategy and will schedule the next appointment for further discussion.

6.    If I do not like the opinion given by the doctor, can I get a second opinion?

Medmonks encourages patients to receive a second opinion on their condition especially if its cancer. The company itself has an in-house team of medical experts that provide unbiased, detailed medical opinions for different conditions. It is important for patients to explore treatment options, for selecting the most suitable option.

Patients can use our in-house team or any other doctor of their choice for getting a second opinion on their condition.

7.    How do I stay in touch with my doctor after the surgery?

By availing Medmonks services patients become eligible for using free consultation service which includes message chat service and two free video consultation session which are valid for 6 months after their treatment. Patients can utilize these services whenever necessary be it for managing a recurring symptom or for primary follow-up care.

8.    What is the cost of different cervical cancer procedures in India?

Cost of Cervical Cancer Surgery in India – starting from USD 2900

Cost of Chemotherapy in India – starting from USD 400 per cycle

Cost of Radiation therapy in India – USD 3500 (IMRT)

Cost of CyberKnife in India –  USD 5500

Cost of Immunotherapy in India – starting from USD 1600

Cost of  Hormone therapy in India – starting from USD 800

Cost of Targeted Therapy in India – starting from USD 1000

Note: These costs are mere estimate which are subject to change. The final cost of the treatment will be calculated when the patient will be examined by the team of cancer doctors/ specialists at the hospital in India.

9.    Where can patients find the best pediatric hospitals in India?

We recommend patients to opt for hospitals located in metro-cities as they are more likely to be equipped with the latest technologies and equipment. Most experienced and reputed doctors/ surgeons in India are also associated with these hospitals, as they are able to perform surgeries with their full potential using the latest technologies.  

These hospitals also have additional facilities like telemedicine, translators etc. that make them a better choice compared to hospitals in rural areas.

10.    Why select Medmonks?

Medmonks is a medical travel assistance company that is established to facilitate international patients with affordable medical care in India. They help patients connect and receive treatment from some of the best hospitals and doctors in India at an affordable cost, to reduce the financial burden of the patient’s chest. They make all the arrangements for international patients to travel overseas for their treatment, by helping them with their visa approvals, flight reservations, accommodations arrangements and doctor appointments at the hospitals.

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