JOIN HANDS ALLAHABAD, based at Allahabad, is a voluntary organization dedicated to cancer prevention and control in India.JOIN HANDS a team of highly motivated professionals have been actively engaged in cancer control activities since 2018. Through the activities of the organization we try to bridge the gap that exists in cancer public health, education, training & human resource development, population research and cancer survivor issues in the country.
It is a beneficiary of tax exemption for receiving donations under the provisions of 80 G of Indian Income Tax Act 1961. In April 2009, the JOIN HANDS received recognition as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO), by DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology.
- Working out the stage of a cancer is important as it helps decide what kind of treatment can be effective.
- Staging aims to assess how far the cancer has developed and whether it has reached nearby structures or more distant organs.
- Bleeding between periods.
- Bleeding after sexual intercourse.
- Bleeding in post-menopausal women.
- Discomfort during sexual intercourse.
- Smelly vaginal discharge.
- Vaginal discharge tinged with blood.
- Pelvic pain.
- These symptoms can have other causes, including infection.
- Anyone who experiences any of these symptoms should see a doctor.
Stage 0: Precancerous cells are present.
Stage 1: Cancer cells have grown from the surface into deeper tissues of the cervix, and possibly into the uterus and to nearby lymph nodes
Stage 2: The cancer has is now beyond the cervix and uterus, but not as far as the walls of the pelvis or the lower part of the vagina. It may or may not affect nearby lymph nodes.
Stage 3: Cancer cells are present in the lower part of the vagina or the walls of the pelvis, and it may be blocking the ureters, the tubes that carry urine from the bladder. It may or may not affect nearby lymph nodes.
Stage 4: The cancer affects the bladder or rectum and is growing out of the pelvis. It may or may not affect the lymph nodes. Later in stage 4, it will spread to distant organs, including the liver, bones, lungs, and lymph nodes.
It is important to undergo screening and to see a doctor if any symptoms occur, as early treatment increases the chance of survival.
- Cervical cancer affects the entrance to the uterus (womb).
- The cervix is the narrow part of the lower uterus, often referred to as the neck of the womb.
- The American Cancer Society estimates that 12,280 diagnoses of cervical cancer will be made by the end of 2017 in the United States.
- More than 4,000 women in the U.S. will die from cervical cancer this year.