There are many diseases like Heart Failure and others which have a worse prognosis or a higher death ratio in the world. But still today, Cancer is considered as a Taboo in the society. People are afraid of the word “Cancer”. There are lots of misunderstandings about Cancer diseases due to insufficient information or lack of awareness among people. Once upon a time, Cancer was known as a disease of rich people only but the medical science has proved that it was just a myth or misconception. Cancer can occur at any time, at any age to anyone.
Although, Cancer is the most complex disease, it can be easily preventable and curable if it is detected at the earliest stage. Every cancer patient should not afraid of cancer; instead he/she should conquer the disease confidently. Cancer patients are increasing rapidly due various reasons such as environmental conditions, Pollution, unhealthy lifestyle, hormonal changes and bad eating habits. Dr Amit Charkraborty is a proficient, skillful and well experienced Cancer Surgeon. He has treated lots of complicated cancer cases successfully.
Common types of Cancer
Medical science has identified around 200 types of cancer. The most common types of cancer are:
Non-melanoma skin cancer starts in the cells of the skin. Most common types are Squamous cell carcinoma, Basal cell cancer and Melanoma.
Lung Cancer starts in the Lungs. Smoking is the main cause of the Lung Cancer.
Breast cancer is caused by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the breast. Breast Cancer is the most common in women.
This type of cancer develops in the tissues inside the prostate gland and the most common cancer affecting men.
Colorectal cancer is also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer or rectal cancer. It starts in the colon or the rectum.
In this type, cancerous tumor develops in the bladder. Most common symptom is blood in urine.
This is another type of skin cancer. Melanoma frequently begins in moles.
NHL cancer starts in the Lymphatic system. In non–Hodgkin’s lymphoma, tumors develop from lymphocytes which are a type of white blood cells.
Kidney Cancer starts in the Kidneys due to uncontrolled growth of cells. This is also known as renal cancer.
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow. It begins in a cell in the bone marrow.
Symptoms of Cancer
Generally cancer symptoms are depending on the types of cancer. Common Cancer symptoms are:
Diagnosis of Cancer
Timely diagnosis is very important to remove cancer. Doctor can use one or more tests to diagnose cancer. Various tests include:
Doctor performs physical examination of patient to look for lump or tumor, changes in skin color and enlargement of organ.
It includes Blood and Urine tests to identify abnormalities in the blood.
These tests include CT scan, PET, MRI and X-rays to examine bones and internal organs.
During a biopsy, doctor collects a sample of cells for testing in the laboratory.
Treatment of Cancer
Cancer treatment is mainly depending on the type and stage of cancer.
Surgery is done to remove cancerous tumor from the body.
Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells.
Radiation therapy uses high-powered energy beams, such as X-rays or protons to kill cancer cells.
It is also known as Stem Cells Transplant.
Immunotherapy is also known as biological therapy. It uses body’s immune system to fight cancer.
This therapy involves removing damaged hormones from the body or blocking their effects to stop cancer cells from growing.
Targeted drug treatment focuses on the specific abnormalities within cancer cells which allow them to survive.
Prevention of Cancer
Cancer and Technology
Cancer and Willpower
Dr Amit Chakraborty has established himself as one of the most proficient Cancer Surgeon in the field of Oncology. He is one of the well known and respected Cancer Surgeons in India. Dr Amit Cancer Care Clinic is a well equipped with advanced medical technology to provide all types of cancer treatment.
Every cancer patient should take a pledge to win a victory over cancer disease.