National Cancer Awareness Day 2022: All About Cancer From Causes to Prevention
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Cancer is a disease that affects your body's cells. It can occur anywhere in your body, but it often appears in the lungs (lung cancer), colon or rectum (colorectal cancer), breast, prostate gland, and kidney. Cancer deaths have increased in India, from 7.33 lakh in 2018 to 7.70 lakh in 2020. Breast and cervical cancer are the most common cancers in women; In men, they are lung and prostate cancers. Oncology, also known as "cancer medicine," is the study of cancer and involves cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The word ONCO- comes from the Greek word for tumour, a cancerous growth.
Manipal Hospitals, Kharadi, an oncology hospital in Kharadi, is a world-class facility that treats the entire spectrum of cancers at all stages.
Our complete range of specialties includes surgical, medical, radiation therapy, hematology, and bone marrow transplants. Book an appointment for the best treatment.
Our team of experts, including cancer specialists in Pune, are highly adept at diagnosing the most challenging cases and staging the disease. We treat cancers with medications, radiotherapy or surgery using advanced technology. Patient care is at the core of healing ethos, and our specialized experts are aces in this discipline.
Chemotherapy has been the accepted therapeutic paradigm for the treatment of advanced cancers. This mode of treatment involves the use of systemic chemotherapy drugs which target specific areas where cancer cells grow.Read More
A core biopsy is a procedure where a needle is passed through the skin to obtain a sample of tissue from a mass or lump. The tissue sample is then examined under a microscope for any abnormalities.Read More
Colposcopy is a diagnostic procedure in which a colposcope (a dissecting microscope with various magnification lenses) is used to provide an illuminated magnified view of the cervix, vagina, vulva or anus to identify precancerous and cancerous lesions so that they may be treated early.Read More
This therapy of cancer treatment uses the body's immune system to kill cancer cells. Biological therapy for cancer is used in the treatment of many types of cancer to prevent or slow tumor growth and to prevent the spread of cancer.Read More
Intracavitary chemotherapy involves the injecting of chemotherapy through a tube (catheter), directly into a body cavity. It gives a very high dose of chemotherapy to the tumour, but only a very low dose to the rest of the body. Intracavitary chemotherapy can be injected into the bladder – intravesical, the abdominal cavity – intra peritoneal, or the…Read More
Day care chemotherapy is extended to those patients who have been advised short therapies or cancer procedures that do not require a night stay in hospital. Domiciliary chemotherapy involves making chemotherapy services available to cancer patients in their homes. This is mostly for the elderly who cannot reach the hospital for chemotherapy sessions.Read More
Bone marrow transplant is a procedure where a person's faulty bone marrow stem cells are replaced by healthy ones. Bone marrow transplants are done to treat patients suffering from leukemia, and severe blood diseases such as thalassemias, aplastic anemia, and sickle cell anemia, as well as multiple myeloma and certain immune deficiency diseases.Read More
In order to reach inaccessible tumours, shorten surgery time or to reduce side effects, onco surgeons prescribe the innovative robotic surgery.Read More
A PICC is a thin, flexible tube that is inserted into a vein in the upper arm and guided into a large vein above the right side of the heart called the superior vena cava. It is used to give intravenous fluids, blood transfusions, chemotherapy, and other drugs. Bone marrow aspiration is the removal of a small amount of this tissue in liquid form for…Read More
In some cancer patients, chemotherapy is safely delivered through a standard (or “peripheral”) IV line. Other times, infusions must be administered through a central line catheter, such as a PICC, CVC or port.Read More
Palliative care is the holistic approach to cancer care that addresses the patient as a whole, not just their disease. It also means learning to manage the cancer symptoms and side effects.Read More
Child life specialists focus on the optimal development and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults suffering from cancer. They help in promoting coping skills and minimizing the adverse effects of hospitalization, health care, and other potentially stressful experiences.Read More
Play is a natural part of childhood and is important in child development. Through play therapy children also learn self-control, self respect, to express their feelings, problem solving, communication skills, and to modify problem behaviors. In children afflicted with cancer, play therapy is a comforting tool.Read More
Counseling is an integral element of oncology treatment. A counselor is trained to listen to the patient and the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual problems that he or she might faceRead More
SBRT is also known as stereotactic ablative radiotherapy. This machine administers very high doses of radiation, using several beams of various intensities aimed at different angles to precisely target the tumor.Read More
SRS refers to the precise and focused delivery of a single, high dose of radiation in a single session and has been used to treat various intracranial and skull base lesions.Read More
This is the latest non-invasive, non-melanoma skin cancer treatment option through delivering a precise and calibrated dose of radiation that penetrates just below the skin's surface, only a mere 5 millimeters. It safely and effectively destroys malignant non-melanoma skin cancer cells.Read More
3D-CRT, involves creating 3-D computer images and delivering highly focused radiation to tumors while sparing nearby healthy tissue. 3D-CRT is a type of external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), which is the most common radiation treatment used for cancer of the inner lining of the chest or lungs.Read More
Palliative radiation therapy is one form of palliative therapy which treats the symptoms of the cancer. The radiation is used to shrink a tumor or tumors that are causing the symptoms.Read More
For tumors in the thorax and abdomen, reducing the treatment margin for organ motion due to breathing reduces the volume of normal tissues that will be irradiated. ABC apparatus is constructed consisting of 2 pairs of flow monitor and scissor valve, 1 each to control the inspiration and expiration paths to the patient. The patient breathes through…Read More
The smart arc machine is designed to provide the tools to create rotational intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plans using a conventional linear accelerator and a conventional multileaf collimator (MLC). Plans are delivered while the gantry rotates around the patient. The intensity of the radiation is modulated and the shape of the beam is…Read More
Brachytherapy involves placing radioactive material inside your body. Brachytherapy is one type of radiation therapy that's used to treat cancer and is sometimes called internal radiation. Brachyvision is a complete 3D treatment planning system that introduces a new paradigm of patient-centric, image-based planning.Read More
Two Linear accelerator – Elekta Precise and Elekta Infinity along with Gamma med brachytherapy system offering complete range of radiation oncology service. Manipal Hospital sports the highly advanced brachytherapy system using precision radiation medicine to work towards a future where all patients can benefit from precise and individually tailored…Read More
IGRT is one of the most advanced innovations in cancer technology available. It uses advanced 2D and 3D imaging to ensure that the positioning of the tumor will match the dose delivery on this state of the art machine. Since tumors can move during treatment because of the patient’s breathing, IGRT allows doctors to locate and track the tumor during…Read More
The VMAT is a unique radiation therapy technique that delivers the radiation dose continuously as the machine rotates.
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IMRT is an advanced mode of high-precision radiotherapy that uses computer-controlled linear accelerators to deliver precise radiation doses to a malignant tumor or specific areas within the tumor.Read More
Brachytherapy treatment involves placing radioactive sources such as a catheter, needle or applicator into a device called an interstitial implant. This device is then inserted into the vagina, uterus or body tissues. The interstitial implant is surgically placed into your pelvis first.Read More
The ICR is a type of internal radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into a body cavity such as the chest cavity or the vagina. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays or radioactive particles to kill cancer cells and may be used for cervical cancer treatment.Read More
IGB uses advanced imaging techniques to make brachytherapy more precise, safe, and effective. Brachytherapy is done through four phases that include the placement of hollow catheters or hollow carriers, CT or MRI imaging of the site, computer calculations of the dose distribution, and robotic radiation treatment.Read More
This expansive discipline includes:
- SLNB – Sentinal Lymph Node Biopsy
- MIRP – Minimal Invasive Radio-guided Parathyroid Surgery
- ROLL – Radio-guided Occult Lesion Localisation for CA breast(early breast cancer)Read More
In women who have undergone breast surgery which involved mastectomy or the removal of the breast, breast reconstruction is the best option. Breast reconstruction is to reform or reshape one or both breasts after a mastectomy, or even lumpectomy where the affected portion of the breast is cut away.Read More
The mammogram or an X-ray of the breast is the most effective screening tool for breast cancer. It can detect breast cancer up to two years before the tumor can be felt by you or your doctor. Women aged 40 - 45 or older, or those at average risk of breast cancer should undergo a mammogram annually.Read More
Oncoplastic surgery is a technique that improves cosmetic outcomes in breast cancer patients. Onco plastic surgeons combine breast cancer tumor removal (a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy) and plastic surgery techniques (reconstructive surgery) at the same time of breast conservation surgery.Read More
This involves removing the tumor and some normal tissue around it but not the breast itself. Some lymph nodes under the arm may be removed as well as a part of the chest wall lining if the tumor is near it.Read More
Voice Prosthesis Surgery for CA Larynx A voice prosthesis is the most common way to restore speech after a total laryngectomy surgery to remove your whole voice box. This is usually the result of laryngeal cancer when cancer starts in the voice box (larynx). It is a rare type of head and neck cancer. Tracheo oesophageal puncture (TEP) is the most common…Read More
Musculoskeletal oncology specialists treat bone and soft tissue tumors including other musculoskeletal system issues in adults and children. These include the efficient treatment of bone cancer, bone metastases, osteomyelitis, and multipla myeloma.Read More
In complex head and neck cancers, patients tend to lose parts of their facial features to cancerous growth. Micro vascular reconstruction of the face and neck region is the only solution. This highly advanced surgical technique to rebuild the face and neck uses the blood vessels, bone, tissue, as well as muscle and skin from other parts of the body.…Read More
Proven worldwide, a multidisciplinary approach involving a team of multi-specialists is the standard of care for all cancers. The multidisciplinary Tumour Board at Manipal Hospital provides a forum for cancer specialists to present their cases and discuss the complex nature of the cases with their colleagues across all cancer specialties. This team…Read More
The extremely efficient and effective robotic surgery is known for its efficacy and precision in treating gynaecological cancer cases of all types. This technique is also adopted to perform hysterectomies for uterine fibroids, myomectomies for fibroids, and resections for endometriosis.Read More
For both gastro-intestinal and digestive diseases, minimally invasive robotic surgery has been the benchmark of treatment procedures. Our multidisplinary team of gastro intestinal surgical oncologists and colorectal surgeons are of high calibre in the domain of treatment.Read More
Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with tumours. It's one of the fastest-growing specialities because many different types of tumours can affect people differently. For example, breast cancer affects women differently than prostate cancer affects men. Some people get surgery to remove their tumours, while others receive radiation treatments or chemotherapy drugs instead.
There are two main types of oncologists: medical and surgical.
Medical oncologists treat patients with chemotherapy drugs or biological agents. Surgical oncologists focus on treating patients with surgery (sometimes alongside other treatments). Both types of doctors can treat any cancer but tend to specialise in specific cancers based on their training backgrounds and interests.
Cancer is an illness that occurs when our cells start growing uncontrollably. It can happen in different organs and tissues, including skin, bone, muscle, blood, and other body parts.
There are two main types of cancer: malignant (cancerous) and benign (non-cancerous). Benign tumours are localised and do not spread. When a tumour metastasis (has spread to another part of the body), it becomes malignant.
The type of cancer may also vary based on how quickly it grows and what type of cell is the origin of the tumour. For example, lung cancer is usually fast-growing and starts in epithelial cells that line air passages or blood vessels.
Manipal Hospitals, Kharadi is the finest hospital for cancer treatment in Kharadi, Pune, with world-class facilities for the treatment of:
Head and Neck Cancers
Bone and Soft-tissue Cancer
A minimally invasive procedure involves inserting a thin, hollow metal tube into the body's tissue. The tube has a cutting edge on its tip that removes a tiny piece of tissue to examine under a microscope.
The surgeon makes a skin incision to locate the lump or mass and inserts the core biopsy needle into it. The needle is guided by ultrasound or CT scan images until it reaches the target area, where it stops and withdraws fluid until there is enough pressure to push out the sample. The sample goes for examination.
Colposcopy examines the cervix and vagina for signs of cancer or pre-cancerous changes. Colposcopy involves using a microscope illuminated by a colposcope to view the cervix. Colposcopy can be performed in the clinic or as an outpatient procedure in the hospital.
Colposcopy monitors women with abnormal Pap test results and those with an inherited tendency to develop cervical cancer or pre-cancerous changes in their cells (called cervical intraepithelial neoplasia).
A mammogram is a diagnostic technique that uses X-rays to examine the breast. Screening and diagnosis are two types of a mammogram:
A screening mammogram aims to find breast cancer before it grows physically. An oncologist in Kharadi will recommend that you have this type of mammogram once every year or two, depending on your age and risk factors.
A diagnostic mammogram evaluates symptoms that may indicate breast cancer. It can also help determine if cancer has spread from the original tumour site to other parts of the body (metastasis).
Immunotherapy uses the body's immune system to fight cancer. Immunotherapy treats many different types of cancer, including those that have spread to other parts of the body. It stimulates the body's immune system to attack and destroy cancer cells. Immunotherapy helps prevent tumours from growing and spreading throughout the body and may also shrink existing tumours.
Oncologists often administer immunotherapy with other treatments such as surgery or radiation therapy. It's also commonly used as a maintenance treatment after other treatments have stopped working well enough on their own.
Cancer is uncontrolled cell growth. Chemotherapy is a medical treatment that uses drugs to kill cancer cells or stop them from growing. Chemotherapy drugs are consumed orally or injected into a vein (IV), but they can also be given through an artery (intra-arterial) or directly into the bladder (intravesical).
Chemotherapy treats many different types of cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma, breast cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer. It may also treat other types of tumours such as sarcoma or myeloma. Visit Manipal Hospitals and consult with the experts.
Chemotherapy works by killing fast-growing cells in your body that need to divide quickly to grow into tumours. It does this by damaging their DNA so they cannot reproduce normally anymore (or at all!)
Intra Cavitary Chemotherapy
Intra Cavitary Chemotherapy is a treatment that uses chemotherapy to kill cancer cells. The therapy injects the chemotherapy into the cavity's lining where the tumour is present. The cavity lining acts as a barrier between your body and the tumour, keeping most of the chemotherapy in place and preventing it from spreading throughout your body.
Targeted therapy is a medical treatment that uses drugs or other substances to slow the growth of cancer cells. The treatment targets specific molecules involved in developing and spreading cancer cells and other proteins that help protect them from attack by the immune system and other natural defences.
Biological therapy is a form of treatment which uses the body's natural defences to fight cancer. Biological therapies use antibodies, or proteins that attach themselves to cancer cells and prevent them from growing. They also activate the immune system to attack cancer cells, making them more accessible for the body to fight off.
Bone Marrow Transplant
A bone marrow transplant replaces cancerous bone marrow with healthy bone marrow. The two ways of bone marrow transplant are:
In this procedure, the patient's bone marrow is removed and stored before chemotherapy to kill off their cancer cells. Once the chemotherapy is complete, the patient receives a high dose of radiation to destroy any remaining cancer cells in the body. The healthy cells from the stored autologous bone marrow replace the destroyed cancer cells.
In this procedure, a donor gives their healthy bone marrow to a patient who needs it. The donor must match the patient's tissue type precisely so that it won't cause an immune response in the recipient's body (rejection).
PICC, Bone Marrow Aspiration And Biopsy
A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is a thin pipe inserted into a vein in the arm or wrist. It delivers drugs and fluids to patients who have trouble swallowing or have difficulty taking medicines by mouth.
A PICC line does not necessarily require surgery. However, it needs an outpatient procedure in which an antiseptic solution cleanses the patient cleansed skin, allowing a catheter through a small incision into a large vein deep in the arm or wrist.
Weeks later, after the removal of the PICC line, bone marrow aspiration removes a tiny portion of this tissue in liquid form for examination.
Robotic Assisted Surgery
Robotic-assisted surgery is a procedure that uses robots to assist in the removal of cancerous cells. A minimally invasive procedure, robotic surgery requires fewer incisions than traditional surgery methods.
The robotic system consists of a surgeon, a computer and a robotic arm. The computer monitors the procedure and provides feedback to the surgeon.
Central Line and Chemo Port
A central line catheter is a tube inserted into a vein in the neck, chest, or groin and threaded to a central vein. It delivers medications, blood products, chemotherapy drugs, or fluids directly into the bloodstream. The central line is helpful for patients who need frequent blood draws or continuous monitoring of their medications.
A chemo port is a small access point that allows you to insert and remove medication during your cancer treatment. Usually located in the chest area, under the skin, it connects to a central vein that leads to the heart. A chemo port allows you to receive chemotherapy treatments without using an IV each time, reducing the time you spend receiving treatment and the number of needles used on you.
A holistic approach that focuses on improving quality of life. It addresses the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients with severe illnesses and their families. Palliative care enhances life quality by managing pain and other physical symptoms, stress reduction, emotional support, facilitating informed decision-making, treatment adherence and symptom management.
Child Life Care
Child life care is a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, psychologists and other specialists working together for comprehensive care for children with cancer. The team will work closely with you and your family to plan and carry out a personalised treatment plan that meets your child's needs.
Play Therapy Care
Play therapy is a form of mental health care that focuses on using play to help children and adolescents express themselves, manage their emotions, and improve their social skills. Play therapy is used in various settings and on many topics, but it is especially effective when dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, or other health issues accompanying cancer.
Cancer counselling is a professional service that helps people with cancer and their families cope with cancer's physical, emotional and social effects.
Cancer counselling aims to assist people with cancer to live better with their illness and its treatment. It involves helping people to understand their condition, its treatment options and the impact of cancer on their lives. The aim is to promote well-being in people with cancer and their families by providing them with the necessary information and support they need to make informed decisions about their treatment options.
Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy is a method of radiation therapy that uses three-dimensional imaging and specialised equipment to precisely target the tumour. It treats tumours in the brain, spine, prostate gland, liver and lung. The patient stays on a platform that moves the body into various positions to direct the radiation beam at the tumour from different angles.
Stereotactic Radio Surgery
Stereotactic Radio Surgery (SRS) is a minimally invasive, targeted form of surgery that uses radiation to deliver high doses of radiation to tumours. The process treats brain cancer, lung cancer, spinal cord tumours, and other diseases. SRS uses a CT scan to create a 3-D model of the tumour and surrounding tissue. The 3-D model allows doctors to plan how the treatment will happen and ensure that they target only the affected areas. Visit Manipal Hospitals, the multi-speciality hospital in Kharadi Pune for the best treatment.
Electrons for Superficial Tumors
Electrons for Superficial Tumors uses low-dose radiation to treat benign skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. The procedure uses a meticulously calibrated radiation dose that infiltrates a sheer 5 mm below the skin's surface, destroying cancer cells.
3D-CRT is a form of cancer treatment that uses a combination of radiation and chemotherapy to attack a tumour from multiple angles. Each cell type has a different response to radiation. By delivering the dose at multiple angles, you can increase the chance that the chemotherapy will reach enough cells to destroy them all.
2D Palliative radiotherapy is a form of radiotherapy that treats cancerous tumours. It uses a single beam of radiation to treat the tumour instead of sending multiple beams in different directions. 2D-palliative therapy reduces the size of tumours and relieves symptoms associated with cancer.
Active Breath Hold Controller
Active Breath Hold Controller is a cancer treatment that uses a machine to hold your breath for you so you don't have to. The device works by attaching to your nose and mouth and holding your breath for as long as needed. This treatment is available for adults and children for many types of cancer, including breast cancer, liver cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, oesophagal cancer, ovarian cancer, brain tumours, lymphoma and leukaemia.
Smart Arc and Dynamic Treatment
Smart Arc and Dynamic Cancer Treatment is a non-surgical method of treating cancer that uses innovative technology to monitor the treatment and adjust it in real time. Designed to reduce the side effects of traditional cancer treatments, which can include hair loss and fatigue, by using sensors placed on the scalp to track how the treatment affects the patient.
The Smart Arc system adapts to each individual's needs as they change over time.
Brachytherapy is a radiation therapy that uses radioactive materials to treat cancer. It is a local treatment, meaning it only affects the area directly surrounding the tumour. Compared with other types of radiation, brachytherapy has a lower risk of damage to healthy tissue and organs.
The brachytherapy process involves inserting radioactive material directly into or near the tumour. The radiation is released over time as this material decays and can be used alone or in combination with other forms of radiation.
Two Linear Accelerator
Elekta Precise and Elekta Infinity, along with the Gamma med brachytherapy system, are all types of radiation therapy. They use electrons to damage cancer cells, which then die or stop dividing. Therapy treats many different types of cancer, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancers (like throat or mouth), thyroid cancer, leukaemia (blood cancers), lymphoma (blood cancers) and sarcoma (soft tissue cancers).
Image Guided Brachytherapy
Image-guided brachytherapy, or IGB, is a procedure that uses X-rays to find the exact position of a cancerous tumour. It then delivers radiation directly to this area via an implantable radiation source. The therapy can be done in one session or spread out over several days. The implantable radiation source gets as close to the tumour with minimum damage to surrounding tissues.
Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy
Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) is a form of radiotherapy that uses multiple radiation beams to treat cancer. In contrast to conventional radiation therapy, IMRT provides higher doses of radiation directly to the tumour while minimising exposure to surrounding healthy tissues. IMRT reduces side effects and increases survival rates in patients with head and neck cancer. IMRT treatment may also benefit lung cancer patients who are at high risk of developing secondary tumours or are smokers.
Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) is a type of radiation therapy that shapes, angles and focuses beams using special equipment. VMAT allows more precise targeting of cancer cells, reducing collateral damage to healthy tissues. The treatment reduces side effects for patients compared with conventional radiation therapy.
Interstitial Implants Cancer Treatment is a treatment for cancer that uses implants to deliver radiation directly to the tumour. An interstitial implant is a tiny device specially designed for use in the body. The interstitial implant delivers high doses of radiation directly to any area of the body with a tumour, including the brain, abdomen, and chest cavity, without harming nearby healthy tissue or organs. Contact us to know more about the treatment.
Intra Cavitary Radiotherapy is a radiation therapy that uses radioactive material to treat cancerous tumours. The treatment is intra-cavity, which means that the radioactive material inside a cavity in the body treats certain types of cancer, including head and neck cancers, prostate cancer, and breast cancer.
Radio Guided Surgery
Radio-guided cancer surgery is a minimally invasive technique that uses radio-frequency waves to guide surgical instruments. The procedure uses robotic arms attached to the patient's body with metal clips or screws. Robotic arms enable surgeons to perform complex operations without making large incisions in the patient's skin, reducing infection risk and other complications associated with traditional open surgeries.
Breast reconstruction is a procedure that restores the form and appearance of a woman's breasts after breast cancer surgery. Surgeons remove tissue from another part of the body—most commonly the abdomen, buttocks or thighs— to create a new breast mound. The procedure can be done along with mastectomy or delayed until later.
Breast Oncoplasty Procedures
Breast oncoplastic is a procedure that uses the patient's tissue to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy. The process happens with or without implants and as part of a mastectomy, lumpectomy, or other procedures. The surgeon will remove the breast cancer and surrounding tissue and then reshape the breast using skin and fat taken from other body parts. The doctor may use different techniques to shape the new breasts depending on what is most appropriate for the patient's body type.
Breast Conservative Surgery
Breast conservative surgery is a procedure that removes only benign or cancerous tissue while preserving the breast's shape and size. This surgery is ideal for women who want to maintain their current breast size. Breast conservative surgery helps patients with early-stage breast cancer diagnosed through diagnostic mammography (x-ray) and ultrasound (sound waves). It can also help those who have had negative results from a biopsy but still have symptoms such as lumps or swelling in the breast.
Voice Prosthesis Surgery
Voice prosthesis surgery is a procedure that involves the insertion of an artificial vocal cord into the throat. It's performed on people who have had their larynx removed and on patients who have had a tumour removed from their voice box.
Patients with musculoskeletal disorders like arthritis, back pain, muscle spasms and osteoporosis need musculoskeletal treatment. The treatment helps patients to overcome cancerous conditions affecting the bones, muscles, and other tissues.
Head and neck cancers cause the deformation of a patient's facial features. Microvascular reconstruction uses the blood vessels, bone, tissue, muscle, and skin from other body parts to rebuild the face and neck region to help patients lead a regular life with confidence.
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. They use a robotic machine programmed to perform the movements of the surgeon. The robot, controlled through computer software and cameras, allows the surgeon to view a magnified image of internal organs on a monitor. Robotic surgery is an effective tool in cases such as endometriosis, fibroids and bowel cancer.
Robotic GI Cancer Surgeries are an excellent option for patients who have colon cancer. These surgeries are minimally invasive and allow surgeons to get in and out of the patient's body with few side effects. The robot controls the instruments inside the patient's body, which allows for better precision and accuracy during the procedure. The treatment improves outcomes for patients and helps them avoid complications from surgeries.
Facilities Available at Manipal Hospitals, Kharadi
At Manipal Hospitals, the best oncology hospital in Kharadi, our expertise includes:
Highly skilled oncologists and nurses
Surgical, medical, and radiation sub-specialities
Molecular tools and next-generation sequencing-based medicines
Palliative care services
A multidisciplinary tumour board in the brain tumour hospital in Kharadi comprises clinicians, pathologists, and radiologists to chart a personalised treatment plan. The committee meets bi-weekly to discuss treatment plans for all the patients.
Chemotherapy daycare facility with a fully functional daycare
Personalised diet plans
Telemedicine - Video conferencing-based consulting
Cancer often spreads through the vessels and channels of the body. In the case of certain cancers like soft tissue sarcomas, they spread through the blood vessels. The lymph nodes are also a medium of spreading for certain cancer types such as breast cancer. Cancer can also spread to areas contingent to the organ or tissue of origin.
There are more than 100 types of cancer. The most common types of cancer are cancers of the brain, vocal cord cancer or lung cancer due to smoking, and liver or stomach cancer. Women also commonly suffer from breast or cervix cancer.
Old people are more susceptible to cancer for the simple reason that a lifetime of accumulated unhealthy lifestyle choices (tobacco, cigarettes, excessive alcohol) finally starts presenting in the form of cancer. There are certain people for whom there may be genetic susceptibility and cancer does not always wait until old age to develop.
Cancers, if detected in the early stage are usually curable. However certain types like leukemia and other cancers have a lower curability rate. Also, certain brain tumours have a high growth rate which means the diagnosis usually comes too late for the patient to launch an effective treatment for the disease.
The top kidney disorders are:
Kidney stones (nephrolithiasis)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Glomerulonephritis is when kidneys get inflamed and cannot filter blood properly.
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) causes fluid-filled cysts to grow on your kidneys, causing scar tissue that causes kidney failure if left untreated.
Metastasis is basically the medical term for the spread of cancer. Once again, cancer spreads through blood vessels, lymph channels, or other body fluids. It also spreads to adjacent tissues.
A modern sedentary lifestyle coupled with smoking and weight gain as well as bad food habits such as consuming aerated drinks and saturated fats can all trigger the development of cancer. A purely non-vegetarian diet without much vegetables can also be a trigger for cancer.
The most important thing that needs to be stressed about diet is the need for balance. Other than that, it is generally advised to avoid processed and stored foods and to eat more vegetables.
Yes, some people do lose their hair during cancer treatment. There are many options for wigs, hats, and scarves if you would like to wear something different from your everyday hairstyle.
The first step for a doctor is to conduct a basic physical check for swellings or lumps. This includes a breast examination for women and a tutorial on how to self-examine breasts. Also a basic mammogram and pap smear can be done. An oral cavity examination is often done for men.
CT Scan is not always prescribed because it exposes the individual to radiation. It is usually recommended after something suspicious turns up during a physical examination.
As Dr. Vardhiraja stresses, lifestyle choices and awareness of cancer, as well as an early stage diagnosis are very important towards preventing or beating this disease.
If you have any doubts relating to cancer, feel free to consult our expert oncologist. Click here to book an appointment now: http://bit.ly/2quiIFd
While there is no specific method to prevent cancer; however, there are many things that can help reduce your risk of getting it. Eating healthy foods and exercising are known to prevent cancer.
After surgery, most people will remain in the hospital for two nights or less. You may stay longer than two days if you have a complicated surgery or need specialised care after your procedure (for example, heart problems).
Chemotherapy lasts as long as it takes for your body to clear all traces of cancer cells from your body—this could be anywhere from four weeks up until several months! It depends on the kind of treatment and how well it works for each person's specific case of cancer.
The odds of recovery are very high, but of course, it depends on the type of cancer you have. For example, the odds of surviving breast cancer are high—98%.
Cancer is not a single disease, but many different ones. Understanding this, Manipal Hospitals is committed to partnership and patient-centred care, and hence, collaborates and works with every patient to identify the optimal treatment plan and care to given them the best odds to beat cancer. Contact us to know more about cancer care and book an appointment with one of our Oncologists today.