Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes of Cervical Cancer in Lahore

  • Gul I Warda Farid Independent Researcher
Keywords: Cervical Cancer, Treatment, Diagnosis, Healthcare Disparities, Early Detection

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This study provides an in-depth analysis of the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of cervical cancer cases within hospital settings of Lahore. The research adopted phenomenological research design and using a convenient sampling approach. In-depth interviews were conducted to collect data from doctors/physicians serving in certain wards of cancer at four selected private hospital, including Shaukat Khanum Memorial and Cancer Hospital, Mid City Hospital, Sheikh Zaid Hospital, and Anmol Cancer Hospital. After data collection, thematic analysis was conducted. The study revealed the importance of early detection in improving patient prognosis and highlighted the advancements in treatment methods for improved survival rates. However, it also identified disparities in diagnosis and treatment outcomes across different hospitals, potentially due to differences in resources, expertise, and patients’ demographics. Overall, the study emphasized the need for a holistic approach to patient care, aiming to improve the quality of life during and after treatment. This research is an attempt to understanding the current state of cervical cancer care provided at private hospitals and identify areas for future improvement. The study suggests for promoting early detection and improving access to resources to address healthcare disparities and enhance quality of life of cancer patients. Further, it also emphasizes to invest in research encourage collaboration and share best practices to yield better results.

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2023-12-23
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