What is Cancer staging cancer grading TNM

We often hear of the stage of cancer, cancer grade, often find TNM in reports. What does TNM mean? What is Cancer staging, cancer grading, TNM? The stage or grade of cancer indicates how much cancer has grown and spread. It is a good indicator of how advanced the cancer is and how well will it may respond to treatment. As a general thumb rule the earlier the stage and lower the grace, the better is the response to treatment. The methodology of cancer staging is called TNM, T stands for Tumour and the number allowed denotes how far the…

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Head and Neck Cancer

Head And Neck Cancer is one of the common cancer affecting smokers, and those consuming tobacco commonly. Poor Oral including gum disease leads to cancers of the oral cavity. Lack of Nutrition adds to the problem. Some causes are related to human papillomavirus infection, where men also get affected are due to oral sex. The head and neck cancer region is an anatomically diverse area of the body that is composed of soft tissues, bones, skin, and a variety of glands and organs. Head and Neck Cancer encompasses a wide Range of tumors that can develop in several areas of the head…

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Radiation therapy for breast cancer

Radiation Therapy for breast cancer is used now for more and more breast cancer patients unless the diagnosis is at a very very early stage what we call T1N0. What is the role of radiation therapy for breast cancer? What is the duration of radiation therapy? Radiation for Breast cancer treatment in India is offered by most good hospitals. Since most suppliers for radiation therapy machines remain the same, does the doctor, the radiation therapy planning, affect outcomes and the prognosis for a cancer patient? Dr. Ashu Abhishek, head of Radiation Oncology at Fortis Hospital Gurgaon talks to CanceRX on…

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Second opinion breast cancer treatment

Why is it important to have a Second opinion on breast cancer treatment Dr. Abhishek Raj, medical oncologist at Fortis Hospital, talks to us why a 2nd opinion is imperative for when you have a  breast cancer diagnosis. To get a second opinion on breast cancer treatment click here

How to choose a Cancer Specialist

How does one decide which cancer specialist to go to? The organogram below explains how to choose a cancer specialist for cancer treatment and what role does each type of cancer doctor, play in cancer treatment.  Nuclear Medicine and Imaging: Imaging such as MRI, PET CT, CT Scan creates pictures of soft tissue parts of the body that are sometimes hard to see using other imaging tests. MRI is very good at finding and pinpointing some cancers. An MRI with contrast dye is the best way to see the brain and spinal cord tumors. Using MRI, doctors can sometimes even tell if a tumor is or isn’t cancer. A PET CT Scan can often help with diagnosing and…

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cancer early symptoms

Cancer: Early symptoms, to be aware of, watch the video to know more ……   Write to us at care@cancerx.co.in to know more or send in your reports now to get a 2nd opinion on cancer from our expert panel comprising of, medical oncologist, surgical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. Send in a query to Dr. Niranjan Naik, head of surgical oncology, to get your queries answered on GI cancer that is Gastro-intestinal cancer,  Breast cancer, Colon cancer. Get a 2nd opinion Now!  

Prostate cancer Test

Why is a prostate cancer test essential??? A million men are diagnosed in India alone for prostate cancer. The number of men diagnosed or reported incidence is much higher in Europe, the USA, and even Africa. Get a simple PSA( Prostate Specific Antigen) test done and email us your reports for a 2nd opinion. A  PSA test is recommended worldwide over 45 years of age for screening. Early detection, saves lives! Get your PSA done today. Write to us at care@cancerx.co.in to know more or send in your reports now to get a 2nd opinion on prostate cancer from our…

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Unexplained high fever

Unexplained high fever and bruises can be an indication of Leukemia or what is commonly known as blood cancer. If your child has more bruises than normal while playing or has high fever which doesn’t subside, visit the nearest doctor, get a CBC test and a Peripheral smear done from the nearest lab and email us the reports on care@cancerx.co.in Unexpected Bruises with high fever an also indicate blood cancer even in adults. Our expert team of hematologists, hemato-oncologists, and hemato-pathologists will help you arrive at the best diagnosis. Send us your queries, reports now!        

bladder cancer symptoms

Bladder cancer is one of the more common cancers affecting both men and women. Watch out for the following, bladder cancer symptoms: Frequent Urination: Just peed, yet have a feeling of wanting to pee. Could be a simple UTI or a tumour pressing against your bladder wall and definitely calls for a visit to the urologist Bloody Pee: Blood in the urine which means urine colour ranging from pink to brown may indicate a urinary tract infection or a possible tumour and definitely calls for a visit to the urologist Pelvic Pain: A persistent nagging pelvic pain may mean a tumour growing…

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PET Scan Test Get a second opinion

PET Scan Test, is an imaging test which allows physicians to see how the spread of disease in our body. Normally associated with a cancer diagnosis, a PET Scan allows us to check the functioning of our heart, brain for brain tumors,  brain cancer, Alzheimer’s as well. A PET Scan test may be used along with a CT Scan and an MRI for specific views required for cancer treatment. A PET Scan costs USD 200-500 and can be done in many labs, however, diagnosis based on reports is the key to proper cancer treatment. Get a Second Opinion on your…

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Breast Cancer Diagnosis

A breast cancer diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. Breast cancer is curable when detected early. With new age medicines, targeted drugs in place, breast cancer can now be targetted specifically depending upon the genetic makeup of the cancer cells. If you are a patient undergoing breast cancer treatment, validate your existing line of treatment by sending us your medical reports or send us a query. We will have some of the best oncologists in India, best cancer doctors, from the top 10 cancer hospitals offer you a second opinion. Click to know the cost of mastectomy, lumpectomy, chemotherapy,…

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What is Lymphoma?

What is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is a common type of blood cancer, which affects our lymphatic system.  There are 2 common types of Lymphoma are  Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. The pictogram below by Dr. Aniruddha P Dayama, lead Hemato-oncologist explains, types of lymphoma and early symptoms to watch out for.   To know more on Lymphoma, or get an opinion from Dr. Aniruddha P Dayama, on what is commonly classified as blood cancers, Lymphoma, Leukemia,  Multiple Myeloma,  Sickle Cell Anemia, Aplastic Anemia,  Thalassemia, MDS, AML, ALL, CML, Hairy Cell Leukemia,  click here. Click to consult other hemato-oncologists or cancer doctors, or write to…

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Kidney Cancer- A Case Study

A case study on the diagnosis and treatment of kidney cancer. Roham is a 57- year old male who works in a multinational company. He has a 9 to 6 desk job, leading to him being overweight due to lack of exercise. For the past three months, he has been noticing dull aching pain in the right flank. He managed to control the pain with intermittent pain killers but did not bother to investigate it further. However, he was alarmed when he noticed blood while passing urine and immediately consulted a local physician who got a urine examination and ultrasound…

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Types of gynecological cancers

What are the different types of gynecological cancers or women’s cancers? How do we treat gynecological cancers? Is the treatment of gynecological cancers different from other cancers? Today in our DocSpeak series, we are in conversation with Dr. Vedant Kabra who shares his views on treating gynecological cancers. As a surgical oncologist, Dr. Vedant Kabra helps patients suffering from breast cancer, and gynecological cancers such as vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer, uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, germ cell cancer, ovarian cancers besides gastrointestinal cancer such as stomach cancer, colorectal cancers. If you undergoing cancer treatment,  click here to validate your current treatment plan. Take a second medical opinion from the best cancer doctors, in…

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Treating Retinoblastoma in children

Retinoblastoma is the most commonly occurring eye cancer in children. Hear what a leading Eye cancer specialist Dr. Anita Sethi’s views on diagnosing and treating Retinoblastoma in children and other cancers of the eye. To get a free second opinion on your cancer treatment, click here. Else write to us at care@cancerx.co.in. To get a 2nd opinion from Dr. Anita Sethi, Eye cancer specialist on retinoblastoma, click here To know the cost of eye cancer treatment in India, click here.