LAPAROSCOPIC CANCER SURGERIES
What is Laparoscopy ?
Laparoscopy is used to diagnose or treat numerous conditions. During the procedure, small surgical instruments and devices are inserted through small incisions. This helps your surgeon perform whatever surgical procedure needs to be carried out.
Laparoscopy can also be used to diagnose certain types of cancers. The laparoscope is used to obtain a sample of suspected cancerous tissue, so it can be sent to a laboratory for testing. This is known as a biopsy.
Laparoscopy can be used to diagnose and treat gynecological cancers like Uterine, Ovarian and Cervical cancer.
Uterine cancer affects a woman’s reproductive system. When healthy cells in the uterus change and grow out of control, a mass called a tumor is formed. Noncancerous conditions of the uterus include fibroids, which are benign tumors in the muscle of the uterus. There are two major types of uterine cancer viz; Adenocarcinoma and Sarcoma.
Ovarian cancer is caused by the growth of cancerous cell in the ovary. The majority of ovarian cancers arise from the epithelium (outer lining) of the ovary. Ovarian cancer can be treated by surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy.
Cervical cancer occurs due to abnormal cell growth on the cervix. Ther cervix is the lower part of the uterus. Cervical cancer can be detected through a PAP test.