Early and accurate diagnosis of uterine cancer can help increase the chances for successful treatment. At AOI, the best hospital for diagnosis of uterine cancer in India, we use the most advanced techniques and state of the art technology to diagnose uterine cancer and find out the exact extent of the disease. This allows us to offer you the best treatment for uterine cancer.
How is uterine cancer diagnosed?
If a woman shows any symptom that may signal uterine cancer, then the doctor will examine her, besides asking questions related to general health; lifestyle; and family history of cancer.
In addition to physical examination, the doctor may also suggest any of the following confirmatory tests to diagnose uterine cancer:
- Pelvic exam
- Imaging tests
- Blood tests
- Dilation and curettage (D&C)
- Lab tests
Doctors perform a pelvic exam to examine a woman’s pelvis and surrounding organs. Typically, a pelvic exam is the first step in diagnosing gynecologic cancers, which includes uterine cancer. Pelvic examination test is sometimes performed to determine the exact type and stage of cancer.
Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
If an endometrial biopsy does not provide clear results or if a uterine cancer diagnosis is not definite, a dilation and curettage (D&C) test may be performed.
During dilation and curettage procedure for uterine cancer, a pathologist examines the extracted tissue samples from the uterus under a microscope to check for abnormal cells. The test is often done in combination with a hysteroscopy so that the doctor is able to view the lining of the uterus during the procedure.
During hysteroscopy, the doctor inserts a hysteroscope, a thin, flexible tube with a light on it through the cervix into the vagina and uterus.