Raffi Chalian, M.D. FACOG
Gynecologist & Oncologist located in Glendale, CA
Early cancer detection through routine screenings can keep you healthy and even save your life. At the office of Raffi Chalian, M.D. in Glendale, California, Dr. Chalian, who’s a double board-certified OB/GYN and Gynecologic Oncologist (cancer surgeon), performs comprehensive cancer screenings and cancer surgery for all types of women’s cancers. If you’re due for a cancer screening or need a second opinion if you’ve already been diagnosed, schedule an exam today. Click on the online scheduler, or call the clinic directly.
Cancer Q & A
Which types of cancer are most common in women?
Between family history, hormonal fluctuations, and personal health history, women can develop several different types of cancers in their pelvic organs. Some of the most common types of cancers women battle with include:
Women also have an extremely high risk of developing breast cancer, which is why monthly at-home breast exams, annual breast exams at your well-woman visit, and routine mammograms are so important.
Are there symptoms of cancer in women?
Many types of women’s cancers aren’t associated with specific symptoms. For instance, you might feel pain or cramping, but may disregard your discomfort as part of your normal menstrual period. As cancer progresses, you could experience:
- Abdominal bloating
- Heavy bleeding
- Vaginal discharge
- Abnormal periods
- Pain during intercourse
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Lumps, as with breast cancer
Because these signs and symptoms are generalized and often go ignored or overlooked by women, Dr. Chalian performed comprehensive precancer and cancer screenings. One of the most simple and routine cancer screening tests is the Pap smear.
If you have an abnormal Pap test, Dr. Chalian might recommend further testing, such as a colposcopy or minimally invasive diagnostic surgery. Rest assured, whether you’ve had an abnormal cancer screening test, or have already been diagnosed with cancer, Dr. Chalian works diligently to ensure you get the treatment you need.
What is the treatment for cancer in women?
Women’s cancer treatment plans are personalized, based on your health history and type of cancer. Dr. Chalian often works closely with your dedicated oncologist, depending on your specific cancer diagnosis and its progression. Your cancer treatment can include:
- Minimally invasive surgery to remove the tumor, affected organ, or lymph nodes
- Radiation therapy
- Hormonal therapy
At the office of Raffi Chalian, M.D., you don’t have to face your precancer or cancer diagnosis alone. Dr. Chalian and his team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to ensure you have a long, healthy life.
Schedule your cancer screening, treatment appointment, or second opinion evaluation at the office of Raffi Chalian, M.D. right away. Book online or over the phone.