Laser Treatment For Cervical Cancer Patients?
I want to ask my mother, I have menopause and 2 days ago I was diagnosed with cervical cancer because all of a sudden she had bleeding and a clot came out like a miscarriage, but she hasn’t had things like that in a long time because she has menopause.. the result was cervical cancer.. what I asked was what What stage has this been in and what is the doctor’s recommendation for laser treatment to kill cancer cells. What is the purpose of this laser method and its impact. Thank you
To find out the stage of the cancer, medical tests such as CT SCAN, Bone scan, etc. will be needed. It is the doctor who performs the surgery and treats your mother well who understands the condition and other information that can help determine the stage of the cancer.
The stage of cancer is determined by the classification of T (tumor), N (node), M (metastases); With this classification, the stage of the cancer can be determined. Stadium according to TNM is divided into =
Stage 1 = Tumor < 2 cm, lymph nodes are not involved and no visible metastasis.
Stage 2 = Tumor 2-5 cm, nodes not involved, without metastases.
Stage 3 = Tumor >5 cm, with lymph nodes without metastases.
Stage 4 = tumor >5 cm, accompanied by nodes with metastases.
Treatment of cancer in general includes 3 ways, namely =
Chemotherapy = the use of drugs (tab or intravenous) to kill cancer cells.
Radiotherapy = the use of radiation to kill cancer cells.
Regarding this laser method, it is better to ask further to the treating doctor.
The laser treatment technique for cervical abnormalities is generally done if there is a picture of abnormal cells on the results of a pap smear (pre-cancer). In conditions where there is a cervical disorder in the presence of abnormal cells, a laser is used to burn the abnormal cells so that they do not grow further.
Please consult again about your mother's condition for more detailed information.
I hope this helps.