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Diagnosis of cancer of the cervix

The clinical consultation
The clinical consultation

The first test that the gynaecologist will perform is the direct inspection of the cervix of the womb (cervix = neck) which is a simple out patient procedure using a Cusco’s speculum to part the tissues to give the doctor direct vision. Sometimes the tumour is obvious and he will biopsy this but sometimes the changes are subtle and a stain will be applied topically to help distinguish the normal from abnormal areas are always biopsied or smears are taken.

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