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Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancer develops when the body’s normal control mechanism stops working. Old cells do not die and instead grow out of control, forming new, abnormal cells. These extra cells may form a mass of tissue, called a tumor

  • What are the different types of Cancer treatment?
  • How treatment cancer is decided?
  • What is the stage of cancer?
  • What are the common symptoms of cancer?
  • What are the screening tests for early detection of cancer?
What are the different types of Cancer treatment?

There are three different types of cancer treatment namely Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy and Surgery.

How treatment cancer is decided?

The treatment of cancer depends on the site of cancer (Organ of origin), stage of cancer, type of cancer, patient’s age and general condition and fitness. Oncologist will examine the patient and see all the reports and will decide the treatment.

What is the stage of cancer?

Stage of the cancer indicates the amount of spread of cancer. It is different in different types of cancer. Metastatic cancer is the disease when cancer has spread from its organ of origin. Outcome of cancer depends on the stage of disease. If disease is detected in early stage then the outcome is good if the disease is detected in late stage then outcome of treatment will be bad.

What are the common symptoms of cancer?

More Cancer Signs and Symptoms are as below
Blood in the urine. …
Hoarseness. …
Persistent lumps or swollen glands. …
Obvious change in a wart or a mole. …
Indigestion or difficulty swallowing. …
Unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge. …
Unexpected weight loss, night sweats, or fever. …
Continued itching in the anal or genital area.
Transvaginal ultrasound
Virtual colonoscopy

What are the screening tests for early detection of cancer?

Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and stool tests (high-sensitivity fecal occult blood tests and stool DNA tests)
Mammography
Pap test and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing
Alpha-fetoprotein blood test
Breast MRI
Clinical breast exams and regular breast self-exams
PSA test

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Dr. Ravi Wategaonkar has vast experience and is known for his medical expertise and its application. He is an expert in handling complex cases and effectively plans the best possible course of treatment. His area of interests is esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, Head and neck cancer, Breast cancer Gynecological Cancer, Colon Cancer, lung cancer and germ cell tumor.

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