Cancer Treatment | Manipal Hospitals

Cancer TreatmentCancer, also known as malignancy, is a tumour resulting due to uncontrolled growth of cells. Till date, more than 100 different types of cancer has been identified. Few of the most common types of cancer are breast cancer, liver cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, bone cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer and lymphoma.

CANCER TREATMENT

Breast cancer –

Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that develops from breast tissue. Few symptoms of breast cancer are:

A lump in the breast
A lump in the armpit
Change in breast shape or size
Change in the skin of the breast
Discharge from the nipples
Weight loss
Loss of appetite
Nausea
Muscle weakness

Liver cancer –

Liver cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the liver due to uncontrolled growth of unhealthy cells. There are basically two types of liver cancer, namely primary liver cancer (cancer that occurs in the liver) and metastatic liver cancer (cancer that spreads to the liver from another organ)

Few symptoms of liver cancer are:

Weight loss
Weakness and fatigue
Yellowish skin and eyes (jaundice)
Abdominal swelling
White, chalky stools
Nausea and vomiting
Loss of appetite

Bone cancer –

Bone cancer is a type of cancer that either starts in the bone cells or spreads to the bone cells from another infected part of the body. Few symptoms of bone cancer are:

Pain in the affected bone
Swelling and tenderness near the affected bone
fatigue
Weakening of the bone
Tingling sensation
Unintended weight loss

[If notice any cancer symptoms, immediately consult a medical expert from your nearest cancer hospital]

TYPES OF CANCER TREATMENT:

There are many types of cancer treatment, which depends on the type of cancer you are suffering from. Few types of cancer treatment are:

Radiation therapy
Surgery
Chemotherapy
Immunotherapy
Hormone therapy
Stem cell transplant
Medicine

Cancer treatment is carried out by an expert team of oncologists who are among the finest cancer specialists in the country. Depending on the nature and stage, a wide range of therapies are used for the cancer treatment. Besides conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy, the department of oncology also excels in the newer fields of nuclear medicine and stem cell transplants. The nurses and other support staff at the department of Oncology are known to provide utmost cancer care and compassion to the patients, especially during the post-operative phase. Patients are also made aware of the clinical trials available for newer drugs in case they are interested.

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