Cancer is never a pleasant thing to deal with but remember that turning a blind eye on its symptoms is not a solution. In fact, it can be quite dangerous.
If you are someone who has been just sitting and hoping that the symptoms you have is caused by something else and will eventually fade, then you are wrong. The right thing to do is to visit the nearest gynaecologist and get the correct opinion. You can trust Motherhood for this. Our team of experts will evaluate your case carefully and provide you with the best treatment available.
Remember, when it comes to cancer, the earlier the treatment, the better the result and your chances of survival!
Cold knife cone biopsy (CKC) or conisation is a surgical procedure used to remove tissue (large cone-shaped piece) from the cervix to look for precancerous cells or cancerous material. The cervix is the cylindrical shaped narrow tissue that begins at the lower end of the uterus and terminates in the vagina.
Cervical cancer is as common as 1 in every 8 women. Therefore, cold knife cone biopsy is a way to help you find out if the cells down there are cancerous or in a precancerous stage.
A cold knife cone biopsy is both a diagnostic tool and a treatment method for detecting cervical pre cancer and cancer.
With the help of a pap test, abnormal cells can be identified in the cervical region. These cells need to be further examined for more confirmation. For this, the doctor will remove a chunk of cells/tissue which is coned-shaped from the cervix to determine if the cells are cancerous, or at a precancerous stage.
Cervical biopsies are of different types. Generally, the doctor a punch biopsy which is minimally invasive but when the doctor is unable to gather enough tissues from the region, cold knife cone biopsies are opted. Another great thing about cold knife cone biopsy is that if a case of cervical cancer is already diagnosed, then this procedure is also used to remove all the cancerous material from the region.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis in the hospital where you are made to lie on the table with your feet put up so that the pelvic is easy to examine.
The process is performed under general anaesthesia so that you don’t feel the pain. Once the anaesthesia starts acting up, the health care specialist will place a speculum (an instrument) into your vagina to get a better view of the cervix.
Then a small cone-shaped tissue (sample) is removed from the cervix and examined under a microscope.
In a few cases, if the tissue shows some signs of cancer, then the healthcare specialist removes all the diseased tissues. Therefore, CKC is not just a diagnostic procedure but also a treatment option.
Are there any risks involved in Cold Knife Cone Biopsy?
Usually, there is no risk involved. The only risk is the chance of infection. To minimize the change of infection you can:
The team of experts at Motherhood is respected for the diverse knowledge in this field and has many years of experience in women’s health care. Our gynaecologists listen, understand your problems and provide a suitable solution after thorough diagnosis that will help you achieve the best possible results and quality of life.
With our experienced staff, state-of-the-art infrastructure and well-equipped laboratory services, we are confident that we will cater to all your needs and provide you a safe and effective comprehensive solution. Our experts will recommend you treatment options only after a careful examination and even collaborate with experts from other fields of expertise like urogynaecology, gynaecologic oncology, and reproductive endocrinology if required, to ensure you receive the best multidisciplinary care.
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