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Have a prostrate problem for the last 10+ years Was scheduled to undergo an operation but at that time 10+ years ago, a major road accident pushed this into the far background Am 70+ now, and DO NOT WANT to undergo a operation right now. Also I had a 3 vessel bypass operation in 1990 and the graft (s) are reasonably stable. I do not want to add to the shock to my body. I am currently taking URIMAX-D. I finf that off late, I am getting up too frequently at night. Anyway to reduce this? My drug schedule for the cardiac is as follows Imdur-30 Angizem CD-90 Ecosprin AV-75 AND NOW UURIMAX-D Is there anything different from URIMAX-D in order for me to stop getting up so frequently at night.
My sister is aged about 40 years. She had a lump in her right breast a mammogram was done and then 2.5 cms lump with benign lymph nodes were noted. A quadrantectomy on right breast only no lymph nodes were extracted. Upon HPE it was revealed that she has ductal infiltrating carcinoma. Then PET CT was done and no distant metastasis and no lymphadenopathy was reveled. It is advised to undergo 4 cycles of CT and the breast only irradiation. Is lymph node removal required.
Cancer develops when certain unhealthy cells of your body deviate from their normal lifecycle – they do not die - and start to accumulate, leading to the uncontrolled growth of abnormal body cells. These newly formed cells create a mass of tissue known as tumor that results in cancer. Cancer is a life threatening disorder and as per statistics, approximately 3.9 million Indians were diagnosed with cancer in 2016.
Several genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors contribute to the development of cancer - family history, smoking, alcohol etc.
Different Types of Cancer-
Cancers can originate in any part of the body and may spread to other portions/organs. most common types of cancer are-
1) Breast cancer- When cancer forms in the cells of the breast. This type of cancer is more common in women than in men.
- Change in the size and appearance of the breast
- Redness, peeling/scaling
- A newly inverted nipple
2) Prostate cancer- This is one of the most common types of cancer seen in men. It progresses gradually and remains confined to the prostate gland in the initial stages. In some cases, the cancer cells may grow more aggressively and spread to other body parts.
- Difficulty urinating
- Blood in the semen
- Pain in the pelvic region
4) Colon cancer- Colon cancer develops in the colon or the rectum. Initially, Colon cancer originates as polyps - abnormal growths found within the colon or rectum, that may become cancerous if left untreated.
5) Lung cancer- This is by far the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. It develops in the lungs and most often affects those who smoke. In 2013, 90,000 people in India died from lung cancer.
6) Leukemia- Leukemia refers to the cancer of the blood tissues including the bone marrow.
Can Ayurveda help treat Cancer?
The inception of Ayurveda began 5000 years ago. Since then, this branch of medicine is used to treat several disorders and ailments. What is more fascinating is that Ayurveda has now been proven credible in treating critical cancer as well!
- Ayurveda believes that health problems occur due to dosha imbalance - an imbalance of the five natural elements in the body – earth, fire, water, air and ether. Hence, the treatment involves an in-depth, holistic approach. Ayurveda heals the disease depending on the patient’s overall health and the body tissues affected.
- Ayurveda aims to purify your body of the toxins that cause the cancer cells to attack your body. Treatment involves using cleansing herbs along with a detoxifying diet. Herbs and essential oils are administered through the Panchakarma vidhi to promote blood circulation, restore the damaged tissues, and boost your immune system.
Conventional cancer treatment can be physically exhausting for the patient, and often have adverse effects on the body. Ayurveda therapies use natural remedies to cure the disease and prevent its recurrence. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
We all hear about cervical or ovarian cancer, but who hears about vaginal cancer? The fact is that vaginal cancer, while uncommon, can be deadly if left undiagnosed and treated. Many women with vaginal cancer may not even know that they have it until it is too late. The cancer itself, and treatment options are discussed here!
The vaginal canal is sometimes referred to as the ‘birth canal’ because it leads from the opening of the cervix to the outside of the body. There are two main types of vaginal cancer: squamous cell carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma forms in the thin, flat cells that line the vagina. It grows slowly and usually does not metastasize, but when it does, it can spread to the lungs and liver, thereby being potentially deadly.
Adenocarcinoma grows in the secretory glands of the vagina. This type of cancer is more common, and more likely to metastasize. This type of cancer appears most commonly after menopause.
Women who are above the age of 60, exposed to DES while in the womb, have had HPV, have had cervical cancer, or a history of abnormal cells in the cervix, have had uterine cancer, or a history of abnormal cells in the uterus, and have had a hysterectomy for cancer or other health problems affecting the uterus are more likely to develop vaginal cancer.
Vaginal cancer manifests itself in the form of pain or abnormal bleeding. However, since it is oftentimes symptomless, it may only be detected during yearly pelvic exams and pap smears. Bleeding and discharge in between periods, pain during intercourse, pain in the pelvic area, vaginal lumps, pain while urinating, and constipation are all signs of vaginal cancer.
This cancer can often be detected by physical exams, pelvic exams, pap smears, colposcopies, biopsies, Treatment works better if the cancer has not metastasized, the tumor size, the grade of the tumor cells, if there are symptoms at diagnosis, if the patient is younger and in good relative health, and if the cancer has gone into permanent remission.
Treatment options include hysterectomy, vaginectomy, brachytherapy, dystilbol, pelvic exams, and vulvectomy. As can be seen, the only viable treatment option in many cases is either minor or major surgery which results in removal in part or all of the reproductive tract organs.
Vaginal cancer patients have a better outlook than ever before. Vaginal cancer is no longer the silent killer that it used to be, and many patients are living long and productive lives long after treatment. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
Hello doctor mere left breast mein kafi time se pain hota tha to mein doctor k pass gyi unohne kya normal h phir those Dino base breast mein sweeling hone k Karen aur serial suja hua hone k Karen mein dobara usi doctor k pass gyi to unohne kya ki ultrasound krwa lo .mein ultrasound krwa liya report normal h .mera left side ki breast mujhe badiya lagati h.aur mere left breast mujhe moti dikhai dikhai deti h kya mujhe mammogram ki jarurt h .please help me.
We live in an age where every single individual, more or less, is exposed to the risk of cancer. It is probably an unfavorable lifestyle we lead that deprives us of good health. This might alarm many but considerable changes in lifestyle can help you realize cancer as a preventable disease. Cancer does not only make you undergo severe suffering but it also affects your friends and family. The pallor of misery spreads wider than you think.
- ABSTAIN FROM TOBACCO: Consuming raw tobacco or smoking tobacco can be equally detrimental to your health. Tobacco increases your chances of contracting the disease. As is known, passive smoking can also affect your health adversely. Tobacco can be the potential cause behind cancer of the mouth, throat, larynx, lungs, oral cavity and even the pancreas. It might harm your kidneys and cervix. It is upon you to quit tobacco at the earliest possible. One should also try and persuade friends and relatives to give up smoking.
- DRINK ALCOHOL IN MODERATION: Complete abstinence from alcohol might not be possible if you have already been ushered into your work- life. The society might require you to be an occasional drinker. It is important to drink in moderation. Crossing the limit can propel consequences as serious as cancer of the stomach, pancreas, liver and the heart.
- A BALANCED AND NUTRITIOUS DIET: Deciding on a plant-based diet or a Mediterranean diet can aid your fight against the risk of cancer. A Mediterranean diet will involve green leafy vegetables, lots of fresh fruits, whole grains, mixed nuts, legumes and also the use of extra- virgin olive oil. Fish can be a safe bet but red meat should be avoided. One must also try to avoid processed meat as they tend to make you prone to the risk of cancer.
- IMMUNIZATION: Hepatitis B and HPV or Human Papilloma Virus vaccines are extremely necessary to protect you against the sexually transmitted types of cancer.
- SUN PROTECTION: Caring for your skin doesn't arise from vanity. Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent kinds of cancer; the chances of this disease can be restricted by remaining in shade especially during midday, by wearing covered clothes and by using a good sunscreen lotion repeatedly while outside.
- EXERCISE DILIGENTLY: Did you think it was okay to have weaker muscles and bulging layers of fat? If yes, you probably have grown numb to the inadequacies you face in the result. Unchecked fat can lead to obesity which further complicates health conditions. Metabolic activity differs from person to person. Regular exercising can help regulate metabolism according to the needs of your body. Physical exercise protects you against the risk of breast and colon cancer. Moderate or vigorous physical activity for 150 to 75 minutes a week respectively can reduce the risk of cancer.
In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
Cancer is the biggest menace humans have to encounter at this point in time. It is an issue that afflicts thousands of people worldwide and to this day this is no particular cure for this epidemic affliction. It’s an ugly disease that makes people suffer, drains every resource they own and puts a humongous strain not only on the patient, but also on everyone surrounding them, and interpersonal relationships. Cancer is a disease that progresses in stages and that is why it is important to get checked regularly. In case you are unfortunate enough to have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, as it is commonly known, here is a quick guide to the different stages and how to proceed.
Stage Zero: It is also called carcinoma in situ. This is the earliest stage where the cancerous cells have not spread beyond the inner lining of the rectum or colon.
What to do: Stage zero colon cancer means that it hasn’t spread beyond the colon to other organs or areas so it only just requires surgery to remove the cancerous cells. This is called local excision performed using a colonoscope.
Stage One: This stage is where cancer has spread further into the lining of the colon but has not reached the outside walls of the colon or any other area for that matter.
What to do: If the cancer was removed at stage zero as a unit (the polyp) and nothing was left behind then nothing further needs doing. Although if the polyp is “high grade” then more surgery will be required, additionally if some get left behind after the first surgery then more will be required. Cancers that have developed otherwise require removing of a part of the colon, a partial colectomy. Colectomy can be done by conventional open surgery or by laparoscopic surgery.
Stage Two: The stage where cancer has advanced through the lining into growing over the walls of the colon but has not proceeded towards the lymph nodes.
What to do: Requires surgery, partial colectomy along with removing some of the surrounding lymph nodes. Chemotherapy post-surgery may be suggested by your doctor. Discuss before you agree to it. Colectomy can be done by conventional open surgery or by laparoscopic surgery.
Stage Three: Cancer has spread beyond the wall of the colon and reached the surrounding lymph nodes. It has not yet spread to other areas of the body or organs.
What to do: Partial colectomy including post-surgery chemotherapy but if the patient is not strong enough for surgery they are suggested chemotherapy or radiation therapy as an alternative. Surgery is the primary modality of treatment. However these patients will require additional treatment in the form of chemotherapy or radiation. Patients with rectal cancer may be advised Pre-operative chemotherapy & radiotherapy followed by surgery
Stage Four: Cancer has spread widely to several organs, to the liver, lungs, and even to the brain.
What to do: Surgery will not do much good, unless it can be used to remove the specific areas where the cancer is clustered. Mostly it is suggested to alleviate the pain but there is a chance that surgery might cure you too. Chemotherapy is absolutely required. Chemotherapy is the primary treatment. Patients with an obstructing tumor may need a colostomy or radiotherapy. Some patients with disease confined to the peritoneum may be offered curative surgery (Peritonectomy+ HIPEC)
In stages 2, 3 and 4 there is an emerging role of targeted therapies along with the traditional chemotherapy. The same are chosen on basis of biomarkers. In liver metastases, there is now a strong role for SBRT to liver lesions for high local control and potential cure in many. SBRT is a valuable alternative to liver surgery.
Cancers which have spread only to peritoneum have a chance of cure with peritonectomy with HIPEC or Hot chemotherapy wash. If the spread is limited to less than 3 nodules in liver, they can be removed by surgery following chemotherapy. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!