Genetic Testing Eliminates Anxiety About Common Hereditary Cancers
Hereditary Cancers are seen in a 5-10% of patients. We can prevent cancer by these people even before it starts.
Lung Cancer Screening… How to Detect Early & Cure
Lung cancer can be successfully detected by annual low dose CT scan. If detected early, surgery would be possible and the chances of cure are high.
Quintessential PET scan does not detect cancer cells.
I very often have patients who ask me “is there a test that can detect cancer cells in the body?” or “shall we do PET CT and confirm the presence of cancer and then give next treatment?” Well, the answer is NO! The PET scan…
Prostate Cancer.. The Furturistic Treatment is Here!
Prostate cancer is a slow-growing cancer that occurs in old age. About 50% of men in their 80’s will be harbouring this cancer and will never show any symptoms due to it. These patients will never need treatment as well. However, there is a distinct…
Anemia in Men & Older Women Means Cancer
‘Anemia in men and older women means cancer’ is a very bold statement. However, I have seen many patients missing valuable time as they get treatment for anemia and wait till cancer is advanced. Often it is the treating doctor that misses the diagnosis as…
Robotic or Laparoscopic Surgery! Which is Better for Cancer?
Many patients are confused about which approach to cancer surgery is better! Open or laparoscopic or robotic? This article aims to clear that doubt.
Keeping Cancer at Bay With Exercise
Relationship with Cancer. During my cancer awareness talks I often show a picture of an office room and ask the audience to spot the killer. Most of the audience fail to notice! Chair is one of the greatest killers today than ever before. According to…
Can I Avoid Surgery for Cancer?
Some patients are worried when we mention surgery for cancer. They accept the importance of surgery only when they understand that surgery is responsible for more than 80% of the cure. With robotics and laparoscopy recovery is very quick.
Cancer and Bhagavad Gita
Cancer treatment requires focus on the task rather than the end result. Result will ensue………….
How to deal with Lymph Nodes Enlargement?
Lymph node swellings are common. This article addresses the concerns involved,
Getting Pregnant After Breast Cancer.
Mrs. Dina (name changed), 27 old lady, who got married 4 months back, came me to enquire about the breast lump she had noticed few months ago. As with any breast lump, we performed a complete evaluation including a biopsy. It turned out to be…
Cancer is Not Painful, At Least Not When It Starts
By Dr. Sandeep Nayak In the beginning, the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells causes no pain. Pain starts only when the growth begins to affect nearby tissues that have pain sensors (receptors). Also in some cases, cancers secrete certain substances or trigger immune reactions that…