It is a present day fact that 15 new cases of cervical cancer are reported in Nairobi alone every week. Cervical cancer in many cases is caused by human papilloma virus which is sexually transmitted. This can however be prevented by vaccinations or successfully treated when it is diagnosed in early stages. Cervical cancer among Kenyan women is the leading cause of death for reproductive age females. It is the second most frequent type of cancer in Kenya and almost 3,000 cases are being reported every year. Kenya Cancer Registry is predicting that this number may rise to about 4,200 by the year 2025. Kenyan healthcare authorities however agree that focusing on screening and early detection can provide an answer to this problem. Problem of cervical cancer is the newest healthcare threat for Kenyan citizens as the number of new cases is almost equal to the number of deaths associated with the disease.
What is LEEP Procedure?
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure for cervical cancer is known as LEEP in short. LEEP procedure uses an electrically heated wire loop for removal of cancer cells and tissue from the lower genital tract of women. Quite often LEEP procedure is also used for diagnosing alongside treatment for cancerous or abnormal conditions of the cervix region in women. Cervix is the narrow lower portion of the uterus which is connecting with the vagina in females. LEEP procedure is commonly performed nowadays for women who are found to be having abnormal cells during a PAP smear test. Apart from this LEEP procedure is also helpful in treating other benign growths like polyps, genital warts and other conditions for which the gynecologist may think is right.
Cervical Cancer Treatment Costs
Cancer treatment costs in Kenya are becoming increasingly expensive and to top it all only few private hospitals are equipped to tackle the disease. Whatever little that is available, cervical cancer treatment costs in Kenya make it impossible for a common man to undergo treatments at high rates. Average cancer treatment costs in Kenya range anywhere between $1,600 to $5,000 and which is way beyond what an average Kenyan can afford for healthcare.
Affordable Cervical Cancer Treatment in India
Cervical cancer treatment in India is a golden opportunity for African countries like Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt where the occurrence of this disease is on the rise. Oncologists and cervical cancer treatments in India are the best in quality and at par with the best available in the developed Western countries. Several surgeons providing cervical cancer treatments in India have initially trained and experienced in countries like UK, Canada and United States before returning to their homeland. They are therefore well aware of advanced treatment options and handle the latest technology with ease. Alongside this, cost of cervical cancer treatment in India is just about 30 percent of what similar treatment procedures cost in other medical tourism destinations around the world. African patients can therefore save substantial amounts of their hard earned money by undergoing top quality cervical cancer treatment in India.
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