Gynecological cancer

Gynecological cancers, Cancer affecting female reproductive organs. Dr. Vedant Kabra, Director Surgical Oncology talks to Team #CanceRX on gynecological cancers or cancers affecting women, female reproductive organs such as ovarian cancer, cervical cancer or cancer of the cervix, endometrial cancer, fallopian tube cancer, uterine cancer. Get a second opinion on cancer, from the best oncologists in India. Click to book an appointment or get a second opinion with Dr. Vedant Kabra Send us a query on https://www.cancerx.co.in/IN/medical_query  or an email on care@cancerx.co.in and get a second opinion on your cancer diagnosis Now!

bone marrow transplant Multiple Myeloma

Mr. Michal Sooria from #Mauritius shares his journey for a diagnosis and bone marrow transplant for multiple myeloma. A bone marrow transplant is one of the only treatment options that can improve the prognosis for Multiple Myeloma Multiple Myeloma is treatable though not curable, and often chemotherapy, radiation is advised as well. Besides Multiple Myeloma bone marrow transplant can be used to treat other cancers such as  CML( Chronic Myeloid Leukemia),  NHL( Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma), ALL( Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia),  Hodgkins Lymphoma, AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia), pediatric cancers such as  Neuroblastoma, Sickle cell disease, Myelofibrosis. Click to get a 2nd opinion, on your blood cancer, bone…

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MIBG and its role in treatment of neuroblastoma

MIBG is often used for cancer treatment especially treatment of neuroblastoma. Hear what Dr. Ishita B Sen, nuclear medicine specialist has to say about MIBG and its role as an advanced treatment option for  Neuroblastoma, the only palliative option even when a bone marrow transplant fails. To get a free second opinion on your cancer treatment, click here. Else write to us at care@cancerx.co.in. To know the cost of MIBG,  neuroblastoma treatment in India, click here.

What does a Hematologist Oncologist do?

A Hematologist-Oncologist treats disorders of the blood that overlap with oncology that is cancer treatment. A Hematologist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of blood disorders. A Hematologist Oncologist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of blood cancers such as Leukemia, MDS, Lymphoma both Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Myelomas Any cancer requiring a bone marrow transplantation or stem cell transplant is also referred to a hematologist-oncologist. The image below shows pediatric cancers and cancers affecting adults which can be treated by a hematologist-oncologist. To get a free second opinion on your cancer treatment, click here. Else write to us…

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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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What is Ovarian Cancer

Cancer originating in the cells of the ovaries is called Ovarian cancer . If diagnosed early while the tumor is still limited to the ovary, the cure rate is better than 90 percent. Sadly, about two-thirds of women with ovarian cancer ignore early symptoms and seek medical attention by the tumor is already advanced and has spread outside of the ovaries. Part of the problem lies with nonspecific symptoms and symptoms which arise only when cancer has spread. Some of the early symptoms may include: Swelling of the abdomen Abdominal or pelvic pain Experiencing difficulty while eating or fullness Frequent…

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Stomach Cancer Treatment in India

STOMACH CANCER Did you know that stomach cancer also referred to as gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in individuals? The stomach holds food temporarily. Mucosal cells produce mucus for lining the stomach. Uncontrolled growth of cells in the stomach leads to what we call stomach or gastric cancer Adenocarcinoma’s form the majority of stomach cancers. Gastric Lymphoma, Carcinoid tumor from the stomach cells hormones and gastrointestinal stromal tumors from interstitial cells, cancer of the peritoneum are few other types of stomach cancers. Symptoms of stomach cancer: An individual affected by gastric cancer is likely to…

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Breast Cancer Treatment in India

Breast Cancer Breast cancer is a medical condition referring to the uncontrolled growth of cells in the breast manifesting as tumors or lumps. This is usually a result of a variety of mutagens that interfere with the genetic make-up of the breast cells.  Breast cancer is the second largest cancer affecting women , though breast cancer affects men too but largely goes undiagnosed due to lack of awareness. What are some of the common breast cancer symptoms? One may experience general breast or nipple pains Abnormal nipple discharge apart from the usual breast milk Nipples and Breast skin that are…

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What is Kidney Cancer

What is Kidney Cancer: Our Kidneys are pair of bean snapped organs about the size of a fist attached to the upper back wall of the abdomen one to the right and the other to the left whose primary function to purifies the blood and remove excess water, salt, and waste product.  Kidney cancer usually manifests as a malignant tumour in the kidney. Causes of Kidney Cancer: Though the real cause of kidney cancer is unknown, certain factors has been noted to increase the risk of the disease. Obesity- Being obsessed may cause hormonal imbalance which could lead to increase…

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Pediatric Cancers

Pediatric Cancers Pediatric Cancers are the cancers affecting children. There are three major types of Pediatric cancers which are further subcategorized, (1) Leukemia, which is Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), (2) Lymphoma, divided into Hodgkin and Non Hodgkin (3) Solid Sarcomas, which include Brain Tumors, Ewing Tumors, Eye Cancers, Germ Cell Tumors, Kidney/Wilms Tumors, Liver cancer, Neuroblastoma, Osteosarcoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Skin Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Thyroid Cancer. From tomorrow we will cover each of these cancer separaetely (1) Leukemia (Cancer of the Blood)                                      Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. Blood cells originate and develop inside Bone marrow, in…

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Irrfan Khan’s fight against cancer

Irrfan Khan and his fight against cancer:     Irrfan Khan, a talented and renowned actor known particularly for his roles in Salaam Bombay!, Life in a… Metro, and Hindi Medium, amongst other notable films in both Hindi cinema and Hollywood, put it best when he quoted Margaret Mitchell in the acknowledgement of his own fight with neuroendocrine cancer. “Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect.” Irrfan released a statement letting the world know that he had been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor, a type of cancer after he was forced to stop filming his current…

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