Monday, 11 December 2017

Lung Cancer Types and Treatment

What is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is the major cause of the cancer deaths in the world. The major risk factor for developing lung cancer is cigarette smoking. Passive smoking (passive exposure to smoke) is also causes lung cancer. 

Types of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer can occur in two types
  • Small cell lung cancer (SCLC)
  • Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). 

What are the treatments method used in lung cancer?

Treatment for lung cancer includes:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Targeted drug therapy
  • Immunotherapy

What Treatment methods non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) includes?

The treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is different for each stage, it is depends on the patient health conditions. Guru Multispecialty Hospital, Madurai provides excellent treatment facilities for lung cancer.

Stage 1 NSCLC includes surgery to eliminate effected portion of the lung. Sometimes chemotherapy is also recommended. 

Stage 2 NSCLC includes elimination of full lung portion. Chemotherapy is also recommended in some cases.

Stage 3 NSCLC includes the combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Stage 4 NSCLC is hard to cure and includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

What types of surgeries is recommended in NSCLC?

NSCLC treatment may include following surgery types

  • Lobectomy
  • Segmentectomy
  • A wedge resection 
  • Pneumonectomy

What is radiation therapy?

Radiation therapy helps in destroying cancer cells by using high beam x-rays or other particles. Radiation oncologist is trained to give radiation therapy to cure cancer patients.

What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy uses drugs to eliminate cancer cells by blocking their ability to grow and divide. Chemotherapy is consisting of several sessions which are based of the cancer stage. Some drugs that are used in chemotherapy are carboplatin, docetaxel, paclitaxel, and vinorelbine. 

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Don't Let Cancer eat your Stomach

When cancerous cell form in the lining of the stomach it is called stomach cancer. Stomach cancer is highly dangerous as it is difficult to diagnose at the early stage.

Signs & Symptoms of Stomach Cancer

It is very difficult to detect in the initial stage. But with the advancement of cancer, following symptoms arise:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Frequent heartburn and indigestion
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Fluid accumulation in the stomach
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Stomach pain which worsens after meals
  • Bloody stool 
  • Jaundice 
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Anemia

Diagnosis & Treatment of Stomach Cancer

The disease can be diagnosed via physical exam, laboratory tests like blood and urine tests, imaging procedures such as X-ray and CT scans and genetic tests. The treatment aims to cure cancer and prevents its spreading to other parts of the body.

The main treatments for stomach cancer includes:
Chemotherapy: It is a treatment method using chemical drugs called cytotoxic medicines to stop rapidly growing cancer cells from multiplying. These medicines travel throughout the patient’s body and attack cancer cells.
Radiation therapy: In this therapy, certain energy rays are used to target and kill cancerous cells. 
Surgery: This treatment takes out tumors from the stomach lining. Sometimes a part of the stomach is surgically removed. Total gastrectomy the whole stomach is surgically removed. 

Affordable and effective Cancer Cure Treatment is available at Guru Multispeciality Hospital, Madurai, India. The treatment at the hospital is pioneered by the skillful expertise of Dr. Balamurugan. The highly dedicated team of doctors and the paramedical staffs with a patient-friendly environment makes the hospital best among others. Highly sophisticated technologies are used in the laboratory and imaging wing. 

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Treat Lung Cancer and Save Life

Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer which leads cancer deaths in the men and women all over the world.

Causes of Lung Cancer

The major cause of lung cancer is cigarette smoking. Daily cigarettes smokers are at the greater risk of having lung cancer. Asbestos exposure, radiation, and high level of pollution may also increase the risk of lung cancer.

How Lung Cancer is Diagnosed?

Lung cancer is not usually diagnosed at an early stage as its early symptoms are cold and cough which is quite common in most people. Mostly, people misdiagnosed the symptoms and notice only the advanced stage of lung cancer. By that time, tumors in the lungs grow large and not able to treat or remove.

Symptoms of Lung Cancer

The common symptoms of lung cancer are:

  • Persistent chest pain
  • Constant and worse cough
  • Blood in  cough
  • Breathing shortness, hoarseness, and wheezing
  • Swelling on the face and neck area
  • Repeated suffering with bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Weight loss or loss of appetite
  • Fatigue

Lung Cancer Treatment

The treatment of lung cancer depends on the stage, type and its level of advancement.

Treatment of lung cancer include:

In the targeted therapy, some specific substances are used to attack and destroy cancer cells without affecting normal cells. There are many factors that also increase the chances of lung cancer.

They are:
  • Smoking
  • Contact with secondhand smoke
  • Contact with radon gas
  • Contact with asbestos and other carcinogens
  • Family history

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Cancer Prevention Treatment - Prevention is always better than cure

Cancer prevention treatment basically depends on the type and stage of cancer, its potential of reoccurring, health condition, age, and other personal and genetic characteristics. There is no specific treatment for cancer.

Cancer prevention treatment

The treatment for cancer is generally a combination of several therapies and palliative care. The cancer prevention treatment includes:
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radio therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Immune therapy
  • Gene therapy

Cancer prevention treatment also includes lifestyle and dietary changes. The use of tobacco is directly associated with many of cancer types. Smoking and tobacco use increases the chances of kidney, lung, neck, head, and bladder cancer.

The excess intake of alcohol increases the chances of a liver, esophageal, neck, and head cancer. The excess intake of fatty food increases the chances of colon and breast cancer. Excess sun exposure increases the chances of skin cancer.

Use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs lower the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Cervical cancers can be detected by Papanicolaou (Pap) tests.

Vaccination also prevents from certain types of cancers such as cervical cancer, anal cancer, and head and neck cancer.

The risk of developing cancer is reduced by making lifestyle changes such as:
  • Increase intake of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Increase intake of whole grain foods
  • Be active physically and mentally
  • By avoiding use of tobacco or smoking
  • By avoiding use of carcinogenic agents such as asbestos
  • By avoiding excess exposure to sunlight
  • By avoiding alcohol intake
  • By avoiding hormonal therapy
  • Controlled intake of high-fat food such as meat
  • Controlled intake of processed food
  • Keep controlled body weight

Early detection of cancerous cells also helps to fight cancer. Cancer prevention treatment is based on the systematic screening of detecting small tumors and irregularities as soon as possible.

Some common prevention methods include self-examination of the breast, mammograms, self-examination of testicular, and Pap smears for the screening of various cancers.

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Monday, 14 August 2017

Know More About Stomach and Oesophagus Cancer..

The stomach and oesophagus are part of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract and the digestive system. The oesophagus is a long tube like structure that transport fluids, food and saliva from the mouth and throat to the stomach. The stomach is a muscular hallow part in the upper side of the abdomen which is located between the end of the oesophagus and the starting of the small intestine. Stomach and oesophagus cancers are malignant type of tumors and started from the mucosa.


 Oesophageal cancer

Oesophageal cancer can occur anywhere in various types of cells present in the oesophagus. The main types of oesophagus cancer are
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma
Oesophageal cancer can grow into the nearby organs and structures. It most commonly spread into the liver and lymph nodes. It can also block the wind pipe, lungs and the heart lining.

Stomach cancer

Stomach (Gastric) cancer is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells occur in the stomach lining of the upper stomach (abdomen) which is responsible for digestion of food. Most of the stomach cancers are initiated from the cells that are producing mucus and other fluids and known as adenocarcinomas. Other kinds of stomach cancer are gastrointestinal stromal tumour, gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor, and lymphomas. 


Symptoms of Stomach and Oesophageal cancer

The common symptoms of stomach and oesophageal cancer are 
  • difficulties in swallowing
  • bloody vomiting
  • bloody stools
  • nausea
  • jaundice
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • regular heartburn
  • constant bloating
  • stomach pain after having the meal and extreme fatigue.
Diagnosis of the stomach and oesophageal cancer can be performed by an upper GI endoscopy, biopsy and Imaging tests such as CT scans and X-ray.

Treatment Options For Cancer

The treatment methods of stomach and oesophageal cancer are
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immuno therapy such as mediation and vaccines
  • Stomach surgery
Guru cancer center, Madurai is the best cancer diagnosis and treatment center in Tamil Nadu. The center provides best treatment facilities and has experienced doctors to treat stomach and esophageal cancer.  The clinic has an efficient and qualified team of doctors that provide effective treatment for cancer.
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Do you know ?? Colorectal cancer is 90% treatable when caught early...

Colorectal cancer is also known as bowel, colon or rectal cancer. It is caused due to a tumor present in the colon and the rectum. Colorectal cancer may be benign or malignant. Benign means the tumor will not spread, while a malignant tumor consists of cells that can spread to other parts of the body and damage them.

Symptoms of colorectal cancer

The following are the symptoms of colorectal cancer:
  • Going to the toilet more often
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • A feeling that the bowel does not empty properly after a bowel movement
  • Blood in feces
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Bloating of the abdomen
  • A feeling of fullness in the abdomen 
  • Vomiting
  • Inexplicable weight loss

Causes of colorectal cancer

The risk factors for colorectal cancer are:
  • Being elder - the older you are the higher is the risk
  • A diet that is very high in animal protein, saturated fats, dietary fiber, calories and alcohol consumption
  • Women who have had breast, ovary and uterus cancers
  •  A family history of colorectal cancer
  • Patients with ulcerative colitis
  • Being overweight/obese
  • Smoking
  • Presence of polyps in the colon/rectum. Untreated polyps may eventually become cancerous.

Treatments for colorectal cancer

Treatment options include:
  • Surgery for colorectal cancer
The affected malignant tumors and any lymph nodes that are nearby will be removed. Surgeons remove lymph nodes because they are the first place cancers tend to spread to.
  • Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy involves using a medicine to destroy the cancerous cells. It may be used before surgery as an attempt to shrink the tumor.
  • Radiotherapy
Radiotherapy uses high energy radiation beams to destroy the cancer cells, and also to prevent them from multiplying.

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Lymphoma Treatment : One Step Closer To Cure

The cancer of the lymphatic system is known as Lymphoma. The human lymphatic system is developed from the white blood cells. This system is known as lymphocyte. Lymphocyte is situated in lymph nodes, tonsils, spleen, and bone marrow. The lymphatic system helps body to fight with infection and disease. 

There are two types of lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL)


  • Swelling on lymph glands
  • Lymph node enlargement (superior vena cava syndrome)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Abnormal sweating
  • Chest pain, coughing
  • Abdominal pain

Tests To Diagnose Lymphoma Include

  • Physical examination
  • Urine and blood tests
  • Imaging tests
  • Taking a sample of lymph node tissue for testing
  • Looking for cancer cells in the bone marrow
Lymphoma treatments

There are many types of lymphoma. The treatment method is purely depends on the three main things

It is good to consult with the doctor about the suitable treatment method and its benefits. After the treatment, the patient may experience fatigue, nasal congestion, mild discomfort, and sometimes bleeding. But following the doctor instructions carefully may reduce the all possible side effects. 
Guru hospital, Madurai has a prominent name in the lymphoma treatments. The doctors of the hospital are highly skilled, helpful, experienced and devoted to their work. The hospital has a patient centric approach. It is recommended that treatment should be performed in the supervision of a qualified and experienced surgeon as it is a life changing process which helps in providing a better life.


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