New DYSIS technology at Southend Hospital helps to prevent cervical cancer
Southend Hospital has integrated DYSIS into their Cervical Screening programme. Over 1200 women each year attend the colposcopy clinic following an abnormal smear test result. Consultant Gynaecologist Mr Khalil Razvi (pictured with DySIS) said “[DYSIS] helps us to detect certain pre-cancerous changes more accurately and shows which ones we need to treat and which we can leave. This equipment picks up changes at an earlier stage so we can give treatment which prevents cancer developing. It is making it easier to manage the condition for our patients”
Commenting on the opportunity created by DYSIS to manage patients rather than to treat them, he said “It’s well known the treatment can impact on pregnancy and can cause premature birth and miscarriage in some cases. With this technology we can manage this better for a group of our patients who are young women and avoid invasive treatment.”
Further details can be seen on the Southend Hospital website, here.