Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Get Treated for Kidney Cancer at the Earliest

Kidney Cancer (renal cancer) is a disease in which kidney cells become malignant and grow out of control, forming tumors. Almost all kidney cancers appear in the lining of tiny tubes in the kidney first. This kind of kidney cancer is called renal cell carcinoma. The fact is that most of kidney cancers are treatable if diagnosed before they spread to distant organs.

What are the Symptoms?

In many cases, people may have no initial symptoms of kidney cancer. As the tumor grows larger, symptoms might appear. You may have one or more of these symptoms:
  • Blood In the urine
  • A lump in your abdomen or side
  • An appetite loss
  • Pain in your sides that doesn't go away
  • Weight Loss that occurs for no apparent reason
  • Fever that lasts for days and isn't caused by a cold or other infection
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Anemia
  • Swelling in your legs or ankles

How is it Treated?

Surgery : Depending on the location and stage of the cancer, surgery may remove either the cancer along with some of the surrounding kidney tissue

Ablation and other local therapies :  Approaches such as Cryotherapy, Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and Arterial embolization can  be used to destroy kidney tumors in people  who are too sick to have a surgery

Active surveillance : This approach is used in patients with small kidney tumors

Radiation therapy : Treatment uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells

Targeted therapy : These Targeted drugs can often slow or shrink the growth of the cancer for a time.

Immunotherapy (biologic therapy) :  It boost the body’s immune system to help destroy or fight off cancer cells.

Chemotherapy : Anti-cancer drugs are injected in to blood and reach all areas of the body. It is useful to treat cancer that has spread to organs beyond the kidney.

With its state of the art facilities & equipments, Guru Hospital, situated in Chennai is one of the best hospitals to get treated for kidney cancer.
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Friday, 31 March 2017

Do You Know The Reason For Skin Cancer ???

Skin cancer can be defined as the growth of abnormal skin cells. It is a commonly found type of cancer and is characterised by locally destructive malign or cancerous growth. The cancer generally arises between the deeper layers of the skin and the superficial top layer and later spreads to other layers.

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanoma
Of these, basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer found, closely followed by squamous cell carcinoma which occupies a second place in its incidence. Squamous cell carcinoma originates from the skin cells. Melanoma is the most dangerous and life threatening variety and is said to originate from melanocytes, the skin cells that produce pigments.
  • Over exposure to sun light

Over exposure to sunlight increase the exposure to ultra violet rays that are known to be a major contributor to skin cancers. Activities like frequent tanning are known to increase the probability to this disease. People living at elevated locations or near the equator are known to be more exposed to UV radiation.
  • Immuno-suppression

A highly suppressed immune system from certain medications or infections are also said to cause skin cancer. Cancerous growth can arise in scars and burns when these are exposed to radiations or certain chemicals as well.
Treatment for skin cancer is based on the type of cancer, age of the patient, location of cancer and the intensity or penetration of the disease. If detected and treated early, skin cancer does not cause any underlying damage and can be cured fully. The treatment procedures for treating skin involves the following.
  • Laser surgery
  • Micrographic surgery
  • Electro surgery
  • Photo Dynamic Therapy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Excisional surgery
  • Radiation
  • Topical Medication
Skin cancer can be prevented by limiting sun light exposure during the peak sunny times, using sunscreen before going out in the sun and so on.

Guru Hospital is a leading multispecialty centre specialised in various advanced and comprehensive oncology treatment procedures.
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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Are You Suffering from A Persistent Cough ?

Lung Cancer is a type of cancer which begins in the lungs. The lungs are two spongy organs in the chest that take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. People who smoke have the greatest risk of lung cancer. The risk of lung cancer usually increases with the length of time and number of cigarettes smoked.


Lung cancer doesn't cause signs and symptoms in its early stages. Signs and symptoms of lung cancer usually occur only when the disease is advanced.

Signs and symptoms of lung cancer includes:
  • Severe cough that doesn't go away.
  • Spots of blood in the cough.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Chest pain.
  • Wheezing.
  • Hoarseness.
  • Loss of weight.
  • Congestion in the chest.
  • Headache.

Nearly 80 % of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking. Lung cancer also occurs in people who never smoked and in those who never had prolonged exposure to second-hand smoke. In these cases, there may be no clear cause of lung cancer. other risk factors of the lung cancer are exposure to asbestos and other carcinogens and one with the family history of lung cancer.


Lung Cancers are divided into two types based on the way the cells look under a microscope. they are:
  • Small cell lung cancer
  • Non-small cell lung cancer

Stage I : Cancer is limited to the lungs and hasn't spread to the lymph nodes.
Stage II : The tumour at this stage may have grown larger than 2 inches, or it may involve nearby structures such as the chest wall, the diaphragm or the lining around the lungs. Cancer may also have spread to the nearby lymph nodes.
Stage III : The tumour at this stage may have grown very large and hampered other organs near the lungs.
Stage IV : Cancer has spread beyond the affected lung to the other lung or to distant areas of the body.
Cancer treatment plan is based on a number of factors, such as the patient's overall health, the type and stage of cancer and preferences. Options typically include one or more treatments like surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or targeted drug therapy.
Guru Multispecialty Hospital, Madurai is a comprehensive cancer centre with state-of-the-art technologies. It is one of the largest cancer centres in Tamil Nadu with a unique commitment to provide world-class cancer care to everyone in need.


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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

All You Need to Know About Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer is the uncontrollable growth of the abnormal skin cells. When unrepaired DNA damages to skin cells it triggers mutations, genetic effects that lead the skin cells to multiply fast and form malignant tumor. There are three types of skin cancer known as Squamous cell carcinoma (Second most common), Basal cell carcinoma (Most common) and melanoma(Rare). 


Basal cell carcinoma forms in any part of the skin which is highly exposed to the sun. It is not metastatic in nature (will not spread from one part to another), the tumor starts as small shiny bumps usually on the face particularly on the nose area. It usually grows very slowly and a person has an increased chance of risk if he/she appears on heavy sunlight.
Squamous cell carcinoma This causes due to the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells arising in the squamous cells. It often looks like red patches, open sores, warts. SSC may occur in any part of the body including mucous membrane and genitals and mostly sun-exposed areas will be having an increased risk of SSC such as the bald scalp, arms, legs, neck, face and lower lip.
Melanoma is the serious type of skin cancer. The signs of melanoma are changes in the skin shape, color, size and they have black-blue patches. It also appears as a new mold which may be black, abnormal in size.
Too much of exposure to sunlight induces skin cancer. People who use tanning beds have the higher risk of exposing to Squamous cell carcinoma. The skin cancer might develop from ulcers, burns, long-standing sores and the areas which were previously exposed to certain chemical or X-rays. Chronic infection and skin inflammation also leads skin cancer.
Every cancer is curable if it is detected earlier. There are some normal activities which we can follow to avoid skin cancer
  • Avoiding overexposure to sunlight, chemicals, radioactive material
  • Avoid Tanning and UV tanning
  • Use Sun Proof lotion or cream before going out
  • Do not expose to burning
  • Monthly examine your body from head to toe

Early detection of cancer can be treated without any threats. If it is left untreated it may spread to underlying tissues. The treatment choice depends on the size, location, type and the depth of tumor penetration as well as the patients’ age and health. The generally offering treatments are:
  •  Topical Medications
  • Radiation
  • Laser Surgery
  • Cryosurgery
  • Micrographic Surgery
  • Excisional Surgery
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Guru Multispecialty Hospital
offers the best Treatment for skin cancer in Madurai with help of a dedicated team.


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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Uterus Cancer Treatment in Madurai

Cervix is a part of the female reproductive system. It has an outer surface opening into the vagina and an inner surface facing the uterus. When there is a growth of abnormal cells in the lining of the Cervix, it denotes the development of Cervical Cancer.

Types of Cervical Cancers

Depending on the cells of origin, Cervical Cancer is divided into two types. The most common one is Squamous Cell Carcinoma and the less common one is Adenocarcinoma, found in the upper portion of the Cervix.


Causes of Cervical Cancer

Human Papilloma Virus or HPV is one of the biggest risk factors of Cervical Cancer. It is a common infection affecting the Cervix, vagina, and other areas. Some other causes are occupational exposure to Diethylstilbestrol or DES which is an artificial form of female estrogen, a weak immune system, lifestyle habits like smoking and using contraceptives  are at risk of Cervical Cancer.
Symptoms of Cervical Cancer

Symptoms constitute unexplained loss of appetite and weight, persistent body pains including pain in the pelvic bone, fatigue, and fractures and swelling in the legs. Medical attention is required immediately if any of these symptoms are experienced.

Cervical Cancer Diagnosis

The Pap Smear test is used as a screening test all over the world to detect Cervical Cancer. Once this test is done, based on the type and stage, the next round of tests are conducted.

Treatment for Cervical Cancer

The treatment of Cervical Cancer depends on several factors. Various options of treatment will be suggested by your doctor based on your test results, the location of the Cancer, the speed of spreading and development, your age and overall health condition, and finally, conceiving. If a woman wants to conceive in future, the cancerous tissue is removed or destroyed through surgery without removing the uterus.

Another factor that determines the course of treatment is the stage the cancer is in. Loop electrosurgical excision procedure, cryotherapy, and laser therapy are used to treat the initial stages of Cervical Cancer.

Guru Multispecialty Hospital offers best Treatment for Cervical Cancer in Madurai with the help of dedicated team of doctors and other staff.


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Monday, 7 November 2016

Stomach Cancer Screening : A Little Precaution For A Healthy Future

Stomach Cancer also called Gastric Cancer forms when cells in the lining of the stomach began to grow uncontrollably becoming a tumor. A slow spreader if left untreated it will become  life threatening.
Major factors that causes heavy smoking, drug abuse, consumption of highly processed food, exposure to radiation and working in industries like coal, metal, timber, or rubber trigger the onset of the disease.

When you should visit a doctor ?
  • Feel like vomiting
  • Improper digestion
  • Heart burning
  • Lack of appetite
  • Recurrent pain in stomach
  • Extreme weakness
  • Constipation
  • Traces of blood in stool and urine

Importance of Stomach Cancer Screening:
Screening of  stomach cancer include looking for cancer before a person exhibit its symptoms. This method helps finding cancer very early. If cancer is diagnosed after surfacing of symptoms intensity of cancer will be high. By eating healthy, avoiding heavy smoking and drinking, treating stomach infections at the correct time  will help people  prevent this up to some extent.
The usual tests conducted for detecting the presence of stomach cancer include:
  • Medical history and physical exam
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Biopsy
  • Upper gastrointestinal (GI) series
  • Computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
  • Chest x-ray
Guru Multispecialty Hospital - Cancer offers best Stomach Cancer Treatment in Madurai with the help of dedicated team of doctors and other staff.


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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Best Kidney Cancer Treatment in Madurai

Kidney Cancer occurs when healthy cells from a kidney or both change and grow uncontrollably, forming a mass called a tumor. A malignant tumor is cancerous, meaning it can grow and spread to other parts of the body. An inactive  tumor is cancerous, but this type of tumor rarely spreads to other body parts. A benign tumor means that the tumor can grow but will not spread.

People with kidney cancer may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, people with this type of cancer do not have any of these symptoms. 

The major symptoms of kidney cancer are as follows: 
* Blood in the urine 
* Pain or pressure in the side or back
* A mass or lump on the side or back
* Swelling of the ankles and legs
* High blood pressure
* Anemia, ie low red blood cell count
*  Weakness
* Loss of appetite
* Weight loss for no apparent reason
* recurring fever that is not related to a cold, flu or other infection
* In men, the rapid development of a group of enlarged veins, known as varicocele, around a testicle

Kidney cancer is most often treated with surgery, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are used frequently.

Surgery is the removal of the tumor and surrounding tissue healthy part during an operation. If the cancer has not spread outside the kidney, surgery to remove the tumor, part of the kidney or the entire kidney, and possibly tissue and nearby lymph nodes, may be the only treatment needed.

Guru Cancer Center offers Best Kidney Cancer Treatment in Madurai with the help of dedicated team of doctors and other staff. 

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