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)




Symptoms

  • 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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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Be Aware Of Breast Cancer..

Breast cancer is a type of cancer that develops from breast cells. Breast cancer usually starts in the inner lining of milk ducts or lobules that supply them milk. A malignant tumor can also spread to other parts of the body. A breast cancer that takes place in the lobules is known as lobular carcinoma & the one that developed from the ducts is called ductal carcinoma. 



Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in females universally. It is 16% of all female cancers and 22.9% of invasive cancers in females. 18.2% of all cancer deaths globally, including both males and females, are due to breast cancer.

 

 What Are The Symptoms?


  • A lump in any of the breasts
  • Pain in the armpits or any of the breasts that isn’t related to the woman's menstrual cycle
  • Redness or pitting of the skin of the breast
  • A rash around one of the nipples
  • A lump in one of the armpits
  • One of the nipples has a discharge which may contain blood
  • The nipple changes in appearance; it may become inverted or sunken
  • The size or the shape of any breast changes
  • The breast-skin or nipple-skin may have started to peel, scale or flake.

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How Is It Treated?


Most women with breast cancer will have to go through some type of surgery to remove the tumor. It depends on the type of breast cancer and how advanced it is, you could need other types of treatment as well, either prior or post surgery, or sometimes in both cases. Usually, treatment plans are centered on the type of breast cancer, its stage, and any special situations.

Types Of Breast Cancer

  • Invasive breast cancer
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ 
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ 
  • Inflammatory breast cancer
  • Breast cancer in the course of pregnancy
Your treatment plan will rest on on other factors as well, including your general health and personal preferences.

Breast Cancer is the reason of innumerable number of deaths around the world and it should be handled very professionally at every stage. Guru Multispecialty Hospital in Madurai provides quality treatment for all kinds of cancers.

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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.

 
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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.

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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). 

 
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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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