All services under one roof
- Very easy out patient basis
- Less number of follow-up visits
- International standard procedures
- Well trained doctors
Internationally recommended treatment of pre-cancer lesion of cervix i.e Cold-coagulation, Cryotherapy, and LEEP available.
Cervical Biopsy/Endometrial Biopsy service as an out patient care. These are to rule out Cancer, Pre-cancer stage of cervix and endometrium.
Services Available at NCCF
Considering the basic rights of clients and visitors to know about the examination procedure, we try to make everything understandable. We explain each and every step from the time of their entry in foundation. Not only this, we also focus on imparting the knowledge for prevention of cancer focusing on cervical and breast.
Colposcopy is the examination of the lower part of uterus and vagina under magnification for identification of potentially abnormal area. Basically, if women have positive screening test, she has to undergo for colposcopy through colposcope (in general term it is a magnifying machine).
An endometrial biopsy is the scrapping of inner surface of uterus, which is the lining of the uterus. This tissue sample can show cell changes due to cancer or variations in hormone levels. It is recommended for women having abnormal or prolonged bleeding.
LEEP is known as Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure. It is a treatment that treats pre-cancer. This procedure is performed to remove abnormal area from cervix. It is done after abnormal cells or potential precancerous lesions are found during VIA or Colposcopy or biopsy result. It is done as an out-patient procedure and does not require anesthesia or hospital admission.
A mammography, or mammogram, is an X-ray of the breast. It is a screening tool used to detect and diagnose breast cancer. It can find out even a very small cancer growth inside the breast.
VIA test is one of the screening methods that is used for cervical cancer screening. VIA is recommended for pre-cancer screening. It is done using acetic acid and looking at lower part of cervix with a naked eye to detect abnormalities after the use of dilute (5%) acetic acid or vinegar. The area that is abnormal changes into white area that can be visible to naked eye.
Cervical biopsy is the process of taking a small tissue sample of cervix where abnormality was detected. This helps to find out the possibilities of having pre-cancer and to decide if treatment is necessary or not. Furthermore, it helps to make decision to choose the types of treatment necessary to perform if treatment remains mandatory.
Cold Coagulation/ Cryotherapy
It is the method that is done for the treatment of pre-cancer of cervix. It uses a heated metal probe to destroy abnormal area on the cervix. The heated probe can destroy the abnormal tissue/ areas. It is a very simple, easy and non-painful treatment procedure.
Ultrasonography is an imaging technology used to identify internal body parts. It can detect abnormal growth or tumor inside abdomen, breast or any other parts of body.
Training on VIA, Colposcopy and Thermo-coagulation
NCCF also provide training on VIA, Colposcopy and Thermo-coagulation to the medical practitioners such as doctors and nurses.
VIA Test Processing
Apply 5% acetic acid
Wait for 1 minute
Look for white patches
- VIA Test is a simple 1 minute procedure
- Give result immediately
- Does not need sophisticated laboratory support and extra manpower
- laboratory support and extra manpower
- Minimal cost
Pap Smear Processing
Transfer to Lab
- Need 4 to 5 people.
- Chances of error very high if necessary quality control not maintained
- Laboratory support is must
- Result might take a week
- Need repeated visits to doctor
- Sensitivity is less than VIA Test
And that is the reason we shifted to VIA test with colposcopy and single visit approach with Cold coagulation than doing conventional Pap smear test.