Dr. Angelidou Cheretis Eirini

Dr. Angelidou Cheretis Eirini

Cancer Specialist - Surgical Oncologist

  , Rhodes, Greece

  20 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Qualification and Experience

Dr Angelidou Cheretis Eirini is a highly experienced and skilled surgical oncologist and obstetrician-gynaecologist. She has specialized in surgical gynaecology, including laparoscopic surgery and all transvaginal surgery, in gynecologic oncology and Oncoplastic and plastic surgery of the breast, colposcopy and in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the cervix She graduated from the Medical School of Athens University. She pursued her speciality in oncology from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA. She obtained her speciality in obstetrics and gynaecology from the University of Dresden, Germany. She obtained her PhD on  Breast Cancer research from the University of Athens. Currently, she is the Obstetrician gynaecologist – oncologist – breast surgeon at the Euromedica General Hospital of Rhodes.

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr.Eirini’s specialized training and her compassion towards her patient has made her one of the most eminent surgical oncologists in Greece. Her experience in Breast cancer prompted her to write a book "Prognostic Significance of molecular and morphological markers of malignant breast tumours as infiltration markers of axillary lymph nodes”. She has Publications in Greek and international medical journals and scientific medical studies at Panhellenic, European and World conferences. She was appointed permanently to the title of consultant in the academic Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Dresden, Germany. She is the Chairman of the Breast Unit EUROMEDICA general clinic of Dodecanese. She is also a member of various associations like the Greek surgical association, Greek Cancer Society, the German association of obstetrics and gynaecology, German Society of Gynaecological Oncology NOGGO.

Past Experience

  • Currently working at Euromedica General Hospital of Rhodes

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Athens Greece.
MEMBERSHIPS (1)
  • Scientific director of the breast center of general clinic euromedica Rhodes.
Procedures
Breast Cancer Treatment

The recent advances made in breast cancer treatment have revolutionized the way how women from this rare disorder are diagnosed and suggested a personalized treatment plan. These advances have made it easier for the doctors to arrive at a treatment plan, which is most suitable for the patient as per their individual characteristics and needs.

Different breast cancer treatment options help destruct complex mixture of cancer cells, which are otherwise difficult to treat using conventional breast cancer treatment. The treatment is started by the doctors handling the case as soon as the breast cancer diagnosis is confirmed.

Before the article delves into the different breast cancer treatment options, lets first take a look at how breast cancer develops and what are its symptoms and diagnosis methods.

Breast cancer: What do the statistics say?

Breast cancer primarily affects females aged above 40. However, that does not mean that it does not affect women aged below 40. Breast cancer can also affect males, although rarely.

Breast cancer starts in the cells of either one or both the breasts. It accounts for more than 16 percent of female cancer and contributes to 18.2 percent of all deaths that take place around the world because of cancer.

In the US alone, breast cancer affects more than 232,000 females and 2,200 males each year. It leads to death of more than 39,000 breast cancer patients in a year.

Breast Cancer Symptoms

The symptoms of breast cancer can be easily identified at home through breast self-examination. You should consult your physician on how to conduct this exam at home.

The most common breast cancer symptoms include:

  • Change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Lump in the breast
  • Swelling in armpit
  • Change in colour and shape of the nipples
  • Rash, redness or pitting on the breast skink
  • Pain in the breast or armpits
  • Abnormal discharge from the nipples

In case of more aggressive breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer, severe redness and itching may be present.

The patients are advised to contact their physician as soon as they notice any of the symptoms of breast cancer. The physician is the best person to diagnose whether it is normal or inflammatory best cancer, and accordingly, suggest treatment for breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Causes

The exact reason that causes breast cancer is unclear, despite the fact that every eighth woman suffers from it. However, there are several factors that have been associated with the development of breast cancer. Some of the breast cancer risk factors include:

  • Prolonged use of birth control pills
  • Obesity
  • Use of hormone replacement therapy
  • High breast density
  • Alcohol addiction
  • No history of pregnancy
  • Pregnancy after 35
  • Exposure to radiation

The risk of breast cancer naturally increases as women age. The risk is also higher in women who have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, possess BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes or who have had their periods before the age of 12.

Cervical Cancer Treatment

Cervical cancer is an abnormal growth of cancer cells that starts in the cervix. The cervix is the narrow part of the lower uterus. It is the entrance of the uterus, often referred to as the neck of the womb. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in women around the world. It is the fourth leading cause of death caused by cancer in women. However, the important thing to note is that cervical cancer is also one of the most preventable types of cancer and early diagnosis of the disease can improve the mortality rate amongst patients.

A dramatic reduction in cervical cancer occurrence is primarily due to the widespread use of advanced screening tests such as pap tests to detect cervical abnormalities and allow for early treatment.

Where does cervical cancer take place?

Under normal circumstances, the ectocervix is covered with flat, thin cells called squamous cells and the endocervix is made up of another kind of cells called columnar cells. The area where these cells meet is called the transformation (T) zone. The T zone is the most likely location for cervical cancer cells to develop.

Cervical Cancer Causes

A majority of cervical cancer cases occur because of a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a sexually transmitted virus. It can transfer through a sexual contact with an infected male partner.

There are many types of the HPV virus and not all types of HPV cause cervical cancer. Some of the HPV may cause genital warts. Some other cervical cancer risk factors include smoking, weak immune system, oral contraceptives, and multiple pregnancies.

Cervical Cancer Types

More than 90 percent of the cervical cancers are squamous cell carcinoma. The second most common type of cervical cancer is adenocarcinoma. Adenosquamous carcinomas or mixed carcinomas are some of the rare types of cervical cancer.

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

Usually, there are no early signs of cervical cancer, but several cervical cancer symptoms may appear as the tumor grows in size. Some of the common cervical cancer symptoms include the following:

  • Bleeding between periods
  • Bleeding during sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Smelly or blood-filled vaginal discharge
  • Pelvic pain, back pain, and swollen legs
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue 
Mastectomy

Mastectomy refers to the partial or complete surgical removal of one or both the breasts. This surgery is most often indicated for breast cancer.

A lump in the breast or armpits is one of the earliest signs of breast cancer. It can cause a change in the shape, size, or color of the breast or nipple. Nipple tenderness, inward folding of the nipple, discharge from the nipple, and orange peel appearance of the skin of the breast are the other signs of breast cancer. Patients who observe any of the above-mentioned signs must see their physician immediately.

Who are advised to undergo breast cancer mastectomy?

Your physician may recommend you to undergo a partial or full mastectomy in the following conditions:

  • If you have a massive malignant tumor in the breast or invasive ductal carcinoma
  • If you have had a recurrent breast cancer after initial lumpectomy
  • If you are pregnant and have been diagnosed with breast cancer and radiation therapy is contraindicated
  • If you have a medical history of scleroderma and have been diagnosed with breast cancer
  • If you are diagnosed with breast cancer and have a lump in the armpits

Additionally, if you have a family history of breast cancer or deleterious mutation of BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes, you are advised preventive mastectomy.

Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Ovarian cancer refers to the abnormal growth of cells in the ovaries, which are an important part of the female reproductive system. Ovaries are two small glands, located on either side of the uterus. They help produce female sex hormones and store or release eggs. An ovarian tumor is it is the eighth most common type of cancer among women. It is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in women around the world. Ovarian cancer can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated on time, however, the chances of survival are great in the case of early diagnosis.

Ovarian cancer forms when normal ovarian cell growth fails, and there is an uncontrolled growth of cells. Most of the ovarian cancers arise from the lining cells (epithelium) of the ovary. The ovarian tumor can metastasize and spread to other organs of the body.

Ovarian Cancer: Causes

There is no identified and known cause of ovarian cancer. However, there are some risk factors associated with the disease. Family history (genetics) of ovarian cancer, older age, breast cancer, obesity, and endometriosis are some of the known ovarian cancer risk factors. Other than these, menstrual cycles play a major role in ovarian cancer. The high number of total lifetime ovulations, greater the risk of ovarian cancer.  That is, women who have had their periods before the age of 12 are at an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

The risk of ovarian cancer is also high in women suffering from familial melanoma, which is characterized by the presence of certain genes. These genes are inherited from parents and mostly occurs when two or more relatives suffer from the aggressive form of melanoma or skin cancer.

Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Typically, the symptoms of ovarian cancer are subtle during the early stage. However, the patients may experience signs of ovarian cancer once the cancer advances and starts to grow. The following are some of the ovarian cancer symptoms:

  • Pain in the pelvis or belly

  • Bloating

  • Frequent and urgent urination

  • Changes in bowel habits

  • Nausea and fatigue

  • Weight loss

  • Breathlessness

  • Loss of appetite

These signs of ovarian cancer can be confused with those of ovarian cyst. However, patients must know that ovarian cysts are far more common and primarily affects women during their childbearing age.

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Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr Angelidou Cheretis Eirini have as a surgical oncologist in Greece?

Dr Eirini has over 20 years of experience as a surgical oncologist in Greece.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr Angelidou Cheretis Eirini as a surgical oncologist?

Dr Eirini primary treatments and surgeries include Full prenatal diagnosis and ultrasound with high definition 3D-4D colour ultrasound imaging - amniocentesis, Gynecological oncology, Ηysteroscopy, Colposcope.

Does Dr Angelidou Cheretis Eirini provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr Eirini provides online consultation through MediGence.

What associations is Dr Charitidis Charalambos part of?

She is a member of various associations like the Greek surgical association, Greek Cancer Society, the German association of obstetrics and gynaecology, German Society of Gynaecological Oncology NOGGO and the American Oncology society ASCO.

When do you need to see a surgical oncologist such as Dr Angelidou Cheretis Eirini?

It is necessary to see a surgical oncologist like Dr Eirin when you have queries related to gynecological oncology like breast cancer, hysteroscopy,colposcopy and perinatal analysis

How to connect with Dr Angelidou Cheretis Eirini for Online Consultation through MediGence?

She can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your enquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the online consultation can be done.

What area of specialization does Dr. Angelidou Cheretis Eirini have?
Dr. Angelidou Cheretis Eirini is specialized in Greece and of the most sought after doctors in Cancer Specialist.
Does Dr. Angelidou Cheretis Eirini offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Angelidou Cheretis Eirini have?
Dr. Angelidou Cheretis Eirini is one of the most sought after specialists in Greece and has over 20 Years years of experience.
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