Sarcoma: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Sarcoma is the general term used for a broad group of cancers that affects the b...
Our Centre of Excellence in Oncology practises a holistic approach in treating the entire spectrum of cancers at all the stages. The department has complete spectrum of Clinical Specialties in Oncology including Surgical, Medical (Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, and Hormone Therapy), Radiation Therapy, Hematology and bone marrow transplant. Our team of experts are extremely adept at diagnosing the most challenging cases, staging the disease, treating with medications, radiotherapy or operating with the advanced technology that Manipal Hospitals is equipped with, to combat cancers across all ages including children. Quaternary care is at the core of our healing ethos and our specialised experts are aces in this discipline.
At Manipal hospitals, we have a dedicated Tumour Board discussion for patients. Each patient is unique and teaches us myriad aspects of cancer treatment. Each case presented to the board is studied in detail, and the best possible treatment approach is suggested. Evidence based, internationally approved chemotherapy guidelines are followed for treatment of various solid and hematological cancers.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The VMAT is a unique radiation therapy technique that delivers the radiation dose continuously as the machine rotates.
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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
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 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
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
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
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
What makes pinpointing the area of the cancer affliction and planning the best mode of treatment for patients possible are the modern scanning and diagnostic tools at our Centre of Excellence in Cancer Care. Offering both outpatient and inpatient services in medical and surgical oncology, hospital visits are made comfortable and relaxing for patients and their family during their delicate time. Our scope of services includes medical, radiation and surgical oncological services that include:
Medical oncology mostly involves various types of treatment therapies through medication including chemotherapy, biological therapy, bone marrow aspiration and transplant among others. Radiation oncology is the controlled use of radiation therapy to treat cancer hence it is non-invasive. Leveraging their advanced surgical expertise coupled with the gamut of high-precision medical technology, our surgical oncology team performs the most intricate treatment procedures. Their surgical prowess includes challenging robot assisted cancer surgeries of the esophagus, mouth, thyroid, breast, stomach, intestines, uterus, cervix, as well as breast reconstruction. Patients are at the centre of our care and whether you need to be admitted to our hospital or walk in for a day care cancer diagnosis or treatment our high precision diagnostic equipment enables our prolific oncology team to prescribe the best mode of cancer treatment under their care.
Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that involves the controlled use of radiation to treat cancer. For both, those patients who come in for radiation treatment to bust the cancer cells and leave soon as the treatment is done, as well as those who require brief hospitalisation, Manipal Hospital offers keen outpatient and inpatient services.
Manipal Hospital’s surgical oncology division offers premium outpatient and inpatient services to cancer patients. Whether you need to be admitted to our hospital for cancer screening, or come in for a day procedure like chemotherapy or radiation therapy to combat cancer, our high precision diagnostic equipment helps our cancer care team to prescribe the best mode of treatment.
What makes pinpointing the area of the cancer affliction and planning the best mode of treatment for patients possible are the modern scanning and diagnostic tools at our Centre of Excellence in Cancer Care. Offering both outpatient and inpatient services in medical and surgical oncology, hospital visits are made comfortable and relaxing for patients and their family during their delicate time. Our scope of services includes medical, radiation and surgical oncological services that include: MEDICAL ONCOLOGY: - Outpatient and inpatient services - Chemotherapy for malignant solid tumours and malignant blood diseases - Biological Therapy for treatment of cancer - Intra Cavitary Chemotherapy - Day care and domiciliary chemotherapy - Bone Marrow Transplant for benign and malignant diseases - Peripherally inserted central catheter insertion, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy - Central line and chemo port use - Palliative care - Child Life Care - Play therapy clinic - Counselling RADIATION ONCOLOGY: - Outpatient and inpatient services - Two Linear accelerator – Elekta Precise and Elekta Infinity along with Gamma med brachytherapy system offering complete range of radiation oncology service - Image Guided Radio Therapy (IGRT) with onboard Cone Beam CT (CBCT) - Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) - Intensity Modulated Radio Therapy (IMRT) - Stereotactic Body Radio Therapy (SBRT) - Stereotactic Radio Surgery (SRS) - Flattening filter-free- faster SRS delivery (FFF) - Electrons for superficial tumors - 3 Dimensional Conformal Radio Therapy (3DCRT) - 2 Dimensional Palliative Radio Therapy - 4 Dimensional big bore CT Simulator for assessing respiratory motion of the tumor with tumor lock (4DCT) - Active Breath Hold controller for reducing tumor motion due to respiration (ABH) - 2 dimensional Varian acuity simulator - Smart arc and dynamic treatment planning - Brachyvision planning for brachytherapy - Interstitial implants – Head and neck, Gynaecological , Soft tissue sarcoma (ISBT) - Intra Cavitary Radio Therapy for cervix, common bile duct tumors, etc (ICR) - Image-guided brachytherapy SURGICAL ONCOLOGY: - Outpatient and inpatient services - Robotic assisted cancer surgery - Radio guided cancer surgery – - SLNB – Sentinal Lymph Node Biopsy - MIRP – Minimal Invasive Radio-guided Parathyroid Surgery - ROLL – Radio-guided Occult Lesion Localisation for CA breast - Early Detection of Breast Cancers - Breast Reconstruction - Breast Conservative Surgery - Vascular access – PORT –A – CATH - Voice Prosthesis Surgery for CA Larynx - Intra Peritoneal (IP) chemotherapy port - HIPEC- Hypertheic Intra Peritonal Chemotherapy - CRS- Major Peritonectomy Cytoreductive Surgery - Microvascular Reconstruction - Breast Oncoplasty Procedures - Musculo Skeletal and Ortho Oncology - Colposcopy clinic - Robotic Surgery for Gynaecological cases – Uterus and Cervix - Robotic GI cancer surgeries - Robotic Oesophageal cancer surgeries - Scarless Robotic Thyroidectomy - Trans Oral Robotic Surgery - Robotic surgery for lung and Mediastinum and Chest Tumours - Multi- disciplinary Tumour Board
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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