Diagnosing, treating and preventing cervical cancer.
All women are at risk of developing cervical cancer, the third most common type of cancer among women.
The QEII needs new state-of-the-art colposcopy equipment (colposcopes) that will be used in procedures for the 150-200 Nova Scotian women who visit the gyne/colposcopy clinic per week. A colposcope is a minimally-invasive tool that helps diagnose and prevent cervical cancer and treat precancerous cell changes before they develop into cancer.
With new colposcopes, care teams will have access to unparalleled image quality to enhance their exams and make precancerous cells easier to detect and eliminate through LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure), a procedure to remove abnormal precancerous cells from a woman’s cervix.