What is the best treatment for early cervical cancer?
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@mywife1 Hello and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. We aren't medical professionals here so we cannot advise on treatments – only our experiences with our illnesses or treatments.
Can you tell me more? Were you diagnosed with cervical cancer? Or is your question for someone you know? Do you know the exact diagnosis? If so, then other members in the Gynecological Cancer Group can provide you with support through their experiences.
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I would like to say thank you for your response. My wife has been diagnosed as having cervical carcinoma here in Ethiopia last week. So that, we are in trouble, we are very shocked right now. What ever it be, we have decided on she has to start treatment but we are not clear with treatment more effective.
That is why we are looking for some sort of advice. If it is useful I attached the pathologist's lab result report of punch biops test
I see the pathologist's report is not attached. Please do not attach it as it will contain personal and identifiable information about your wife and this is a public forum where other people can see it.
Perhaps you have already searched the internet for more information. What do her doctors recommend? Is there a comprehensive cancer center in Ethiopia that specializes in cancer care? In the U.S., many times these cancer centers are part of a university medical center. This is where the most up-to-date treatment is often available. Also with research going on this is where clinical trials (research) are available. Below is information from the American Cancer Society on treatment options for cervical cancer.
-Treatment Options for Cervical Cancer, by Stage
Would your wife like another opinion? Mayo Clinic has an international contact where you can find out if Mayo Clinic or a Mayo Clinic affiliated cancer program is an option for your wife. Here is the link to find out:
I am going to ask our Director, @colleenyoung to read this and see if she has other information for international patients that will be helpful to your and your wife.
My best wishes as your wife seeks the care that she needs.
I'm not advocating treatment but fro my experience, the first treatment is surgery to remove the cancer if that's an option. The doctor will explain how it will be done and further testing.
I am grateful for the informations and advice you shared us. As you know, Ethiopia is one of the developing countries in Africa so that it has also some shortage in delivering sufficient and quality health services not only in cancer treatment but also in other health care services. Thus, there is limited professionals who have been trained treating and caring cancer patients here in Ethiopia. Again we are not only lacking the trained professionals who have been trained treating and caring cancer patients but also there is no sufficient treatment materials or drugs, …etc. If the treatment options are available in some private hospitals here in Ethiopia they are not neither accessable nor afordable by the majority of the cancer patients. Hence, all these conditions have been put the life of cancer patients in Ethiopia in danger.
So, we are looking if there is individuals or charity organization from abroad who will fund fully or partially the treatment of my wife's cervical cancer treatment to be done abroad.
I wish you the best of luck finding charitable organizations that support patients to get treatment when it is not accessible in the home country. Here are some resources to research:
– Charitable Care and Financial Assistance at Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide/billing-insurance/financial-assistance
– Africa Cancer Foundation https://africacancerfoundation.org/
– Global Cancer Treatment: American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org/about-us/our-global-health-work/cancer-treatment.html
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