What is the role of robotic surgery in cancer treatment?

Hear what Dr Surender Dabbas,  a leading surgical oncologist has to say about the role of robotic surgery in cancer treatment especially head and neck cancers.   To get a second opinion on your cancer,  from the best  surgical oncologists, best cancer doctors in India, click here or write to us on care@cancerx.co.in To know the cost of cancer treatment in India from the top 10 cancer hospitals in India, click here  

What is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia?

ALL, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, symptoms and diagnosis To get a second opinion on your cancer,  from the best oncologists , best cancer doctors in India, click here or write to us on care@cancerx.co.in To know the cost of cancer treatment in India from the top 10 cancer hospitals in India, click here  

Understanding cancer treatment….by a simple example.

Cancer treatment is very difficult but yes, still possible. We may not be able to reach to complete eradication of the disease, but still, a decent local control so that it may stop being a life-threatening worry for future, is a possibility in cases that are detected early. Most of the times, making patients and family understand this problem of not eradicating the tumor and need for close follow up even after complete treatment gets very difficult. Here is an example to elicit the practical problem. Treating cancer is like a plumbing job in a room where we have a…

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Leukemia types…

Leukemia, commonly known as Blood Cancer is of different types. Read on to know more about Leukemia and different types of Leukaemia More on differences between various types of Leukemia in our next post. To get a second opinion on your cancer,  from the best oncologists in the country, click here or write to us on care@cancerx.co.in To know the cost of cancer treatment in India from the top 10 cancer hospitals in India, click here Click here to get an estimated cost of leukaemia treatment in India,

What is Blood Cancer?

What is blood cancer? What are the types of blood cancers? A simple illustration below, explains at a glance explains blood cancer and its 3 main subgroups   To get a second opinion on your cancer,  from the best oncologists in India click here or write to us on care@cancerx.co.in To know the cost of cancer treatment in India from the top 10 cancer hospitals in India, click here

How does CanceRx help you?

Here’s how we help you at CanceRx. Get a second opinion on your cancer online from some of the best cancer doctors from some of the best cancer hospitals in India If you are undergoing treatment, validate your current treatment plan from some of the best oncologists in India If your cancer is metastatic, take a second opinion and discover newer drugs, get access to clinical trials Visit, https://cancerx.co.in, upload your medical reports or write to us at care@cancerx.co.in to know more

Doctor….I have already smoked for 10 odd yrs…damage done!! So why to stop it now????

A very practical and intelligent query indeed!!! Well, just because we are discussing this after 10 years of smoking,  it clearly means, damage or no damage, the manifestation of the dreaded disease “cancer” is still not obvious. So we still have a chance, knowing that we are toying with a definite killer! Not all carcinogen exposure (read tobacco/ smoking, etc) may have a defined window period. There is a possibility, that it may damage your genetic structure. Changes in the genetic structure alter the natural cell division resulting in uncontrolled cell growth. This uncontrolled cell growth manifests as cancer of any…

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Are Childhood cancers different from Adult Cancers?

Are Childhood cancers different from Adult Cancers? What are the symptoms? Can Childhood cancers be prevented? Childhood cancers or Paediatric cancers are biologically different from adult cancers. They grow faster than most adult cancers. Factors which trigger cancer or cause childhood cancers are different from those causing adult cancers, for example, smoking a leading cause of adult lung cancer is not a cause for childhood lung cancer. Most Paediatric cancers are nonhereditary and happen due to genetic mutations of growing up cells, though pollution, exposure to radiation, chemicals are also contributory factors in a few cases. The most common childhood…

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If a cancer is incurable today…should we treat it??

The most common question some patient ask us, oncologists or cancer doctors is: If my type of cancer is incurable and if cancer treatment will only delay the ultimate, should I be undergoing treatment at all ?? A logical question…that needs a practical answer. Not all cancers are completely curable in today’s world. We still like to treat most, if not all cancers.   A couple of reasons, which would shed light on why cancer treatment is important… 1. Treatment can obtain good local control, which is the only way forward for a possible cure in the future. 2. Treatments available today…

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No one is too young for Cervical Cancer

  No one is too young for cervical cancer. Most cervical cancers are caused by HPV virus’s which are a group of over 100 viruses causing cervical cancer due to infections during sexual intercourse or due to transmission during oral sex. Multiple sexual partners can increase the risk manifold The HPV vaccine, a preventative vaccine helps protect against cervical cancers.  Ideally, the vaccine needs to be taken as soon a girl attains puberty before the onset of sexual activity. Most pre-cancers and early-stage cervical cancers have no symptoms at all. However, a few common Cervical Cancer Symptoms are: Bleeding between periods. Bleeding after sexual intercourse. Bleeding in post-menopausal women. Discomfort during sexual…

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Sugar and Cancer – Best Friends?

The question here really is ” Is there a link up between sugar and cancer? And if yes, is the scare for real? PET Scan, one of the best-known cancer detection tests, uses, radioactively labeled glucose to detect sugar hungry cancer cells. While carrying out a PET CT scan, patients are made to drink radioactive glucose water. The radioactive glucose gets actively taken by glucose hungry cancer cells due to which the cancer cells light up. The well lit up cancer cells indicate spread of cancer or the spread of cancer cells in various parts of the body. As the…

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 Understanding Precision Medicine for Cancer.

We often hear of Precision Medicine for Cancer, but what is Precision Medicine? How is it different from standard treatment protocols? What can be the benefits of choosing Precision Medication over standard protocols? The diagnosis and treatment of cancer at a cellular or molecular level is known as Precision Medicine. Cancer is a heterogeneous disease, with a different genetic profile not only between patients with different cancers but also differences in genetic, molecular and cellular profile even within the same type of cancer. All cancers are genetic by nature and with cellular profile changing over time even in the same…

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Excerpts from an interview with Dr. Rahul Bhargava, Hematologist

Excerpts from an interview with Dr. Rahul  Bhargava,  Hematologist, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon Q.What role do stem cells play in cancer treatment? A. Stem Cells have two options: there’s stem cell therapy versus stem cell transplant; however, stem cell therapy is not an option right now. Stem Cell transplant works in curing blood cancers like CML, CLL, and Multiple Myeloma that originates from stem cells. Q.What role does bone marrow transplantation offer for cancer treatment? A. Bone Marrow Transplant plays a key role in the treatment of acute myeloid cancer and most Bone Marrow Transplants provide a  60-70% survival…

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Dr. Ishita B Sen, Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Excerpts from the interview with Dr. Ishita B Sen, Nuclear Medicine Specialist   Q.What role does nuclear medicine play in cancer treatment? A. Nuclear medicine is a part and parcel of cancer treatments, it plays a role from diagnostics to medicine and helps at various stages of cancer treatments. Q.What are the different treatment options offered by nuclear medicine for cancer treatment? A. Nuclear medicine is 20% therapy and 80% diagnostics. It is a niche therapy that helps treat thyroid, prostate, breast, neuroendocrine, and brain tumors. It is also used in intertumoral therapies Q.Why did you choose to specialize in…

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Antiperspirant and Breast Cancer

Anti Perspirants and breast cancer In 6th grade, I had just started at a new school, so I was thrilled when a girl from my class wanted to come over. Unfortunately, my hopes for our budding friendship were dashed as soon as she walked into my room. “Why do you have that?” she gasped, her judgment searing into me as I followed the direction of her pointed finger. I saw the subject of her scrutiny, but the weight of her concern was lost on me; could she really mean something so innocuous, so every day, so necessary to post-P.E. English…

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