At Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, one of the best cervical cancer treatment centres in Delhi NCR, India, we continue to provide Gynae Oncology services with complete commitment and compassion to anyone presenting with gynecological cancer or pre-cancer. We are well-served by a team of seasoned and qualified Gynecologic Oncologists that puts the best foot forward to manage cancers in proficient and scientifically proven ways. Our experts stay at the top of the latest breakthroughs in Gynae oncology and implement the relevant ones for better patient outcomes. We stand by the patient right through the journey, providing consultations, screenings, clinical staging and treatments as per the disease status.

We bring forth a range of OPD services for accurate diagnosis and treatment for cervical cancer. Our frequently requested OPD services may include PAP smear, HPV testing, including high-risk mRNA E6, E7, Colposcopy and directed biopsies and Endometrial aspiration, along with Antiseptic dressings, catheter and stoma care. Cervical biopsies and smears like vault smear and vulvar smear are also readily available. The disease is clinically staged and triaged to determine the further course of action. Since we use technology and human competence across all OPD services, patients can anticipate accurate screening outcomes at all times.

We are up for minor and major incision based modalities when it comes to the treatment for cervical cancer. Our Minor OT procedures include Biopsies like vulvar biopsy, cervical biopsy and vaginal wall biopsy, resuturing and antiseptic dressing for all reconstructive surgeries, along with Cryocautery and electrocautery for pre-invasive cervical lesions (CIN I, CIN II) or persistent cervical erosions. Moreover, we have state of the art operation suites for all major Gynae oncological surgeries, such as Open Surgeries, Laparoscopic Surgeries and Robotic Surgeries.

What is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is a medical condition exclusive to females. Typical of all cancers, cervical cancer is also caused by excessive growth of cells either on the cervix camera or in any remote organ. Though the rate of cervical cancer cases has steadily gone down due to easy access to screening and vaccines, it still takes a significant toll on lives in developing countries, including India. The majority of cervical cancers are caused when a female comes in sexual contact or skin to skin contact with someone infected by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The other risk factors include multiple sexual partners, prolonged use of birth control pills and smoking.

Over 100 types of HPVs are known to us but only select types are associated with cancers while the rest leads to the formation of non-malignant warts on the skin or genitals. In addition to cervical cancer, the cancerous HPVs can also lead to cancers of the penis in men, along with cancers of the anus, mouth and throat in both genders. The symptoms of cervical cancer include unexplained vaginal bleeding, abnormal vaginal discharge and prolonged bleeding in the post-menopause scenario, together with constant pain during intercourse, excessive discharge and pain in the pelvic region. As cervical cancer treatment gives better patient outcomes if detected early, you need medical help when any of the symptoms persist for a prolonged period.

Stages of Cevical Cancer:

Stage 0: In this stage, abnormal cervical cells are only present on the surface of the cervix in form of CIN 3. This stage, however, is not included in the FIGO system, as referred to as carcinoma in situ (CIS).

Stage I: In this stage, a small number of tumours are present but have not spread to any tissue, lymph nodes, organs or distant body parts.

Stage II: In this stage, the tumour begins to spread beyond the cervix and uterus. However, it has not invaded lower parts of the vagina or the pelvic walls.

Stage III: In this stage, the cancer cells grow into the pelvic walls and even invade the lower part of the vagina. Now, the tumour also blocks ureter tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder. However, there is no spreading of the tumour to the other body parts.

Stage IV: It is the last or the most advanced stage of cancer. In this stage, cancer invades other parts of the body, including, bladder, rectum and other distant body parts.

Signs and Symptoms of Cervical Cancer

The cervix is female body part extending from the uterus to the vagina. At times, the genes in the cervix cells loose the ability to control cell reproduction usually due to the invasion of Human Papilloma Virus. The result is production of more cells than required, leading to formation of malignant tumors. Known as cervical cancer, the condition is phased out into various stages, each marked by the growth, movement and spread of cancerous tumor within the cervical region or to distant body parts like bladder, lungs and liver. As opposed to other malignancies, cervical cancer grows slowly, making it relatively easy to detect and contain.

Cervical cancers do not reveal any profound signs and symptoms until they spread to surrounding organs. Many initial symptoms may coincide with other reproductive conditions, making it harder to spot the issue early on. However, there are certain clinical indications of the cervical malignancy that needs to be identified and presented early. The reason being, early presentation significantly reduces chances of morbidity and mortality. Thanks to better means of detection presently available, the cases of cervical malignancy have gone down lately.

Screening and Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer

If there is suspicion of cervical cancer, the doctor will suggest you the examination of cervix with the help of special magnifying instrument called colposcope. The procedure is called colposcopy for checking abnormal cell growth in the area.

In this procedure, doctor will take a sample of cervical cells for biopsy or laboratory testing.

To obtain the tissue, the doctor can make use of:

In case the punch biopsy or endocervical curettage seems to be worrisome, the physician is likely to perform the following tests:

Treatment of Cervical Cancer

Types of treatment on offer at any renowned cancer treatment hospital consist of the following –


The patient will be treated by a gynecologic oncologist. A gynecologic oncologist is a surgeon with expertise in the field of treating women with cervical cancer using surgery.

Radiation therapy

The patient will be treated by a radiation oncologist who will use radiation therapy to treat the condition.

Chemotherapy/Targeted Therapy

The patient will be treated by a medical oncologist who will use either chemotherapy or targeted therapies to treat cervical cancer.

Risk factors of Cervical Cancer

Tobacco smoking


HIV infection

Current or Past Chlamydia infection

Immune system suppression

Long-term administration of oral contraceptives

Having more than three full-term pregnancies

Being pregnant before the age of 17

Living in unhygienic conditions

The family history of cervical cancer

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Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre is today counted amongst Asia’s premier exclusive cancer centres that offer unique advantage of cutting edge technology, put to use by renowned super specialists. This potent combination of man and machine ensures world-class cancer care to not only patients from India, but also from the neighboring SAARC countries and others.

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