It is not uncommon for patients to tell me that they didn’t have any symptoms and so they didn’t show a doctor! It has also unfortunately happened that many non-oncology doctors don’t know that cancer does not cause pain or any such symptoms till later in the course. I have seen doctors asking if there… Continue reading Cancer is a Silent Disease; Identify Before it Makes Noise.
Cancer that is detected early can be cured. There are 3 key startergies to this that are described in this article.
Hereditary Cancers are seen in a 5-10% of patients. We can prevent cancer by these people even before it starts.
‘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 there is no symptom due to cancer and only anemia… Continue reading Anemia in Men & Older Women Means Cancer
Cancer treatment requires focus on the task rather than the end result. Result will ensue………….
Lymph node swellings are common. This article addresses the concerns involved,
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 cause symptoms in other parts of the body that are… Continue reading Cancer is Not Painful, At Least Not When It Starts
By Dr. Sandeep Nayak The first thing that you do when you feel a lump in your breast is not to panic. In most cases, these lumps will go away on their own. In younger women, lumps are often related to menstrual periods and will go away by the end of the cycle. Lumps are… Continue reading I feel a lump in my Breast! What should I do now?
Cancer can be a life-changing moment and getting back to normal may take some time. Ideally, it’s best not to expect too much straight away. To begin with, it’s common to feel less positive or are still coping with treatment side effects. A better understanding of Chemotherapy helps the patient cope up with the treatment.… Continue reading Life After Chemo: Overcoming the Challenge