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Brain Tumor

Brain Tumor

What is brain tumour? A brain tumor is a collection, or mass, of abnormal cells in the brain. What are the types of tumours? There are two main types of tumor: Benign Tumor Malignant or Cancerous Tumor Primary Secondary What is the grade of tumour? Grade I: Benign tissue. The cells grow slowly and look like normal cells. Grade II: Malignant tissue...
Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

What is breast cancer? Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast usually form a tumorthat is malignant and can invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant areas of the body. How to diagnose breast Cancer? Breast physical examination Mammogram Breast ultrasound Biopsy MRI CT scan What are the types of breast cancer? There are two types of breast cancer tumors...
Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

What is cervical cancer? Cervix is the narrow opening in the uterus from vagina. Cervical cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the cervix, which might spread in the rest of the body. What are the tests required? The tests that is required before the procedure: PAP test HPV biopsy Punch biopsy How much time is required? The patient would have to stay in the hospital...
Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy

It refers to the use of medicines or drugs to treat the cancer. They thought of having chemotherapy frightens. . It can also give you a better sense of control over your cancer treatment Chemotherapy may be specified with a curative determined, or it may aim to extend life or to reduce indications. It makes you feel very tired. The tiredness may get worse as you go through your...
Gall Bladder Cancer

Gall Bladder Cancer

What is gall bladder cancer surgery? Gallbladder cancer is a cancer formed when the cells in the gallbladder starts to grow out control. What leads to gall bladder cancer? Chronic gallbladder inflammation formed due to gallstones. There may be abnormalities in the ducts. Reflux of pancreatic juices might inflame and stimulate growth of the cells lining the gallbladder and bile ducts,...
IGRT Image-guided radiation therapy

IGRT Image-guided radiation therapy

What is Image-guided radiation therapy? IGRT is performed to treat tumors in the body and in the parts that are moving. Its an image guided program that helps the doctor to work with more precision. What are the tests required? The tests required before the procedure is: CT Scan X-rays MRI How much time is required? The whole procedure just takes 10-15 minutes and the...
IMRT Intensity-modulated radiotherapy

IMRT Intensity-modulated radiotherapy

What is Intensity-modulated radiotherapy? Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) uses linear accelerators to safely and painlessly deliver precise radiation doses to a tumor while minimizing the dose to surrounding normal tissue. What are the tests required? The tests required before the procedure is: CT scan X-rays MRI How much time is required? The whole procedure...
Leukemia

Leukemia

It is a group of cancers that typically initiate in the bone marrow and result in high numbers of abnormal white blood cells. These white blood cells are not fully established and are called blasts or leukemia cells. Symptoms may contain bleeding and bruising difficulties, feeling tired, fever, and an enlarged risk of infections. The average five-year survival rate is 57% in the...
Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

What is prostate cancer? Prostate cancer starts in the cells of the prostate gland in men. A cancerous (malignant) tumour is a group of cancer cells that can grow into and destroy nearby tissue. What leads to prostate cancer? The main cause is not known but a number of things may increase the risk of developing the condition like: Age Family History Genetic Factors Infection...
Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy

It is a part of cancer treatment to control or kill horrible cells. It may be remedial in a number of types of cancer if they are localized to one area of the body. It is one of the most common treatments for cancer. It uses high-energy portions or waves, such as x-rays, gamma rays, electron beams, or protons, to destroy or damage cancer cells. The other names for energy therapy...
Rapid ARC With IGRT

Rapid ARC With IGRT

What is RAPID ARC with IGRT? It is radio therapy technology uses hi-tech computers which work effectively and targets tumor cells with more speed and accuracy. How much time is required? The test procedure takes about a few minutes and the patient needs come to the hospital on the day of the procedure.