- by Manipal Hospitals
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- Sep 21 2017
Understanding Cancer: A general perspective
Among the many ailments that have befallen humans, cancer is surely one of the most irksome. There are many reasons why this is so. Cancer is considered as one of the most painful treatment that anyone can go through. Cancer is a state in which there is uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in the body. In 2012, there were about 14.09 million new cancer cases in the world; and more than 8 million deaths because of cancer. In India alone there were about 2.6 new million cases in India and about 1.2 million deaths because of the same.
Therefore, adequate care has to be taken in order to ensure that the necessary precautions have to be taken. The kinds of cancers that affect humans have seldom taken a different course. In the last half a century the most common cancers have been lung, breast, bowel, stomach and prostate cancers. In general, prostate cancer is more common among men (about 25% of all cancers) and breast cancer more common in woman (about 31% of all cancers).
It is also well known that earlier any cancer is detected the easier and faster is the cure. Certain cancers like skin, breast, mouth, testicles, prostate and rectum can be detected by routine self exam or other screening. However, most cancers are detected only after a tumor or sometime the doctors might stumble upon while examining some other condition.
When a cancer is suspected imaging such as X-ray, MRI is used to confirm the location and size. Most often biopsies are done on the suspected tissue. Once confirmed, depending on the stage of cancer some combination of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy or immunotherapy.
When we are looking for such treatments, nothing short of the best should be considered. Different kinds of treatments are available for different kinds of cancers. The availability of treatment also varies based on geography. When you are looking at South India, some of the best hospitals are well equipped to handle such treatments with their state of art technologies. We will be looking into one type of cancer that is more commonly benign, bone cancer. If you are looking for treatment in any Bone care hospital in Bangalore look for their advanced treatment facilities. Bone cancer treatment, in Bangalore, like any other place, could lead to amputation at a later stage; effective analysis of the disease at an earlier stage could save the day. Therefore, ensure that the right amount of care is taken at an early stage when you start getting unusual pain.
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