February: National Cancer Prevention Month

Every February, Cancer Prevention Month is marked worldwide, raising awareness for the various types of cancers that affect millions of people every year. Here are some ways you can take part, by learning more about prevention, and supporting the cause. Prevention Each type of cancer comes with its own risk factors, but there are several common ones between them. By taking note, you can reduce your risk of cancer, and others’ too. 1) Quit smoking The most obvious link between smoking and cancer is lung cancer. Almost 90% of all lung cancer is smoking related; by smoking, you not only…

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Colon Cancer: What Is It?

                        Colon cancer goes by multiple names, including bowel cancer and colorectal cancer. Though the majority of people affected by it are over the age of 60, you could still be at risk. So, here’s what you need to know about one of the most common cancers in the world. What is colon cancer? Colon cancer occurs when cells in your bowels – your intestines – mutate or multiply abnormally, forming a tumour. Most of the time, it is colon polyps that develop into cancers; polyps are harmless clumps…

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A happy sister

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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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