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AMRI Hospitals, Salt Lake

Opening Hours

Saturday: 10 AM – 12 AM

Monday: 12 – 2 PM

Contact Numbers

(033) 6606 3800
Mahua: 9748562802
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AMRI Hospitals, Mukundapur

Opening Hours

Saturday: 1PM – 3 PM

Monday: 3 PM – 5 PM

Contact Numbers

Suman: 07278782043
Sunandini: 9007034999
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AMRI Medical Centre

Opening Hours

Wednesday: 5PM – 6 PM

Friday: : By appointment only

Contact Numbers

(033) 6622 8000
(033) 2465 4594 / 95
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Calcutta Medical Research Institute (Speciality Clinic)

Opening Hours

Tuesday: 5 – 7 PM

Friday: : 5 – 7 PM

Contact Numbers

Arati: 90514341000
Rimi: 9836688554
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Consultation

Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute

Opening Hours

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: – By prior appointment

Contact Numbers

(033) 2467 8003
(033) 2453 2781
Reputed Gynaecologic Oncologist Kolkata

Consultation

Narayana Cancer Institute

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital Howrah

Opening Hours

Tuesday: 2 – 4 PM

Contact Numbers

(033) 7120 5050
Tithi:9836559955

Gynecologic Oncologist Kolkata, India : Dr. Rahul Roy Chowdhury

I have been practicing as a Gynecological Oncologist for several years, following my training in the United Kingdom as a gynecologist and an oncologist. As a gynecological cancer specialist I have always felt, that the most important bits of information that a patient or their relatives may want to know about their disease or treatment facilities available locally are not comprehensively covered anywhere. Hence , this website provides an overview or a second opinion of sorts to ensure that patients are indeed being offered a quality of care that is standard both nationally and internationally. This site also helps to identify the gynecological oncology services for patients in Kolkata, Bangladesh and the rest of India. Case histories have been provided under FAQ to stress the importance of consulting the right professional for optimal outcome. In case you require further information please write to us. If you would like a consultation check the location and availability at various centers in and around Kolkata and book an appointment.

What is Cancer?

Cancer imageThere are million of cells in our body which are programmed to be born, live and die at specific times. So at any one time when millions of cells are being born a similar numbers are also dying. When people have cancer the cells stop dying and continue to add on to the newborn cells, thus creating growths or tumours. Cancers are caused by infective agents (like viruses), tobacco (smoking and chewing), and other genetic factors.

Which Professionals are involved in treating cancers?

Cancers often require a multiprong approach to treatment and may involve gynecological surgeons trained in operating cancers or surgical oncologists, medical oncologists who provide chemotherapy and radiation oncologists who are specialists in providing radiation therapy. Radiation Oncologists are also called Radiotherapists or Clinical Oncologists. These 3 groups of professionals will often require assistance from Radiologists, Histopathologists, Gastroentrologists, Renal physicians, Chest physicians, Cardiologists, Critical care specialists as patients with cancer will have several other conditions which need to be corrected prior to the actual treatment of cancer. Therefore, as a rule of thumb, cancer treatment is best provided in hospitals which have all these specialities available round the clock.

What are Gynaecological Cancers?
Gynaecologic cancer Image

Cervical Cancers, Uterine Cancer (Endometrial Cancers), Ovarian Cancers & Vulval Cancers constitute Gynaecological cancers.

Reproductive Organs

The uterus is part of a woman’s reproductive system. It’s a hollow organ in the pelvis.

Ovaries: These are 2 in number and placed on either side of the uterus, held in place by various ligaments. They release eggs every month which are carried through into the uterine cavity through the Fallopian Tubes.
Fallopian tubes are hollow structures, 2 in number, and lie in close proximity to the uterus.

Uterine Cancer (Endometrial Cancer)

Some factors which increase the chances of a woman having uterine cancer

We do know that some women are more likely than others to develop uterine cancer.

The most common symptom of uterine cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding. It may start as a watery, blood-streaked flow that gradually contains more blood. After menopause, any vaginal bleeding is abnormal.

Vulval Cancers

Vulva is the skin that surrounds the outside of the vagina, between the legs of a woman.

Vulval cancer is rare. Vulval cancer is a disease that affects mostly elderly women and is uncommon below the age of 50 years.

Vulval cancers are sometimes diagnosed on examination during another procedure. Symptoms of vulval cancer include vulval itching, irritation or pain. Women may also notice a lump, bleeding or discharge. Any change in the vulval skin in a  woman  who is menopausal, requires a biopsy. Sometimes there may be an obvious swelling, a bleeding or a foul smelling ulcer or area of colour change (whitening or pigment deposition), or warts. Any woman who is not menopausal and has warts or other vulval signs should have a biopsy.

Ovarian Cancers

Ovarian Cancer is the 4th commonest cancer in women in India, though world wide it ranks 7th. Ovarian cancer is a growth of abnormal malignant cells that begins in the ovaries or fallopian tubes. Malignant cancer cells in the ovaries can spread in two ways:  directly to other organs in the pelvis and abdomen (the more common way), through the bloodstream or lymph nodes to other parts of the body....

Prevention of Gynecological cancers

Women can reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer in many ways; however, there is no prevention method for the disease. All women are at risk because ovarian cancer does not strike only one ethnic or age group.  A healthcare professional can help a woman identify ways to reduce her risk as well as decide if consultation with a genetic counselor is appropriate.

Oral Contraceptives (birth control pills)
The use of oral contraceptives decreases the risk of developing ovarian cancer, especially when used for several years. Women who use oral contraceptives for five or more years have about a 50 percent lower risk of developing ovarian cancer than women who have never used oral contraceptives.


FAQ

Research and Publications

There is great interest both nationally and internationally on biological behaviour of cancers. Naturally, a lot of research is focused on this.

Enquiry

If you have an enquiry please fill in the form. We will email back a reply. It may take upto 48 hours to respond to your question.

If you require an urgent consultation please call one of the coordinator of the respective clinics.

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