What is Chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is designed to destroy rapidly growing cancer cells in the body. The goal of chemotherapy is not only to slow down the growth of cancer cells but also to stop the growth of cancer cells by using anti-cancer drugs. Chemotherapy is referred to as systemic therapy because the medicine circulates throughout … Read more

Types of Biopsy

What is a Biopsy? In order to confirm cancer, a biopsy test is performed. Other tests may suggest cancer. But only a biopsy can make a cancer diagnosis. Your doctor will remove a tissue sample from the suspected tumor and study it under a microscope. During the biopsy, your doctor will look for cancer cells … Read more

Genetic Testing

What is Genetic Testing? Genetic testing helps you to estimate your chance of developing cancer in your lifetime. It is otherwise known as DNA testing, it searches for specific changes in your genes, chromosomes, or proteins and these changes are called mutations. Genetic screening can tell you if you have a higher risk of developing … Read more

Proton Beam Therapy

What is Proton Beam Therapy? Proton therapy is a type of radiation therapy that uses energy from positively charged particles called protons to treat tumors. Proton beam therapy is used for cancer tumors as well as noncancerous tumors. Proton beam therapy is usually painless.  Proton therapy is an advanced radiation treatment for tumors. Proton beam therapy … Read more

Targeted Therapy

What is Targeted Therapy? Targeted therapy treats cancer by targeting proteins that control the growth of cancer. Targeted therapy uses drugs to “target” cancer cells without affecting normal cells. Even if targeted therapy is the first drug you get, you can have radiation, chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, or other treatments along with it. Targeted … Read more


What is Cryotherapy? Cryotherapy uses extremely cold temperatures to treat tumors. Cryotherapy treats Liver cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, and bone cancer. It also treats small tumors in the retina, early-stage skin cancers, precancerous skin growths, and precancerous cervical growths. Cryotherapy can reduce swelling and it is effective when you are managing pain with swelling, especially … Read more

Stereotactic Radiosurgery or CyberKnife

What is Stereotactic Radiosurgery? CyberKnife is a brand name for a device and it is a robotic radiosurgery system which delivers stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). This is an image-guided technique of delivering high doses of radiation with extreme accuracy. Although it contains the word “knife” there is no knife or incision involved.  Stereotactic radiosurgery … Read more

Robotic Prostatectomy

Robotic Prostatectomy

What is Robotic Prostatectomy? Robotic prostatectomy is a minimally invasive surgery for the removal of prostate cancers. This is a remote control operation, where the surgeon sits at a real distance from the patient and as he does the surgery. This can be used to treat low-risk prostate patients with a high success rate. This … Read more

Prosthesis Limb

How to Maintain a Prosthesis Artificial Limb? It is important to take care of the prosthesis and the amputation site by doing the following every day: You must remove the prosthesis before going to bed and examine the device for loosening or damage. Examine the stump to check for blisters or irritation. You must clean and … Read more

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Pancreatic Cancer

What is Pancreatic Cancer? Pancreatic cancer occurs within the tissues of the pancreas, which is located behind the stomach and near the gallbladder. The pancreas has an essential role in digestion by producing enzymes which the body needs to digest fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.  The pancreas produces two important hormones: glucagon and insulin and these … Read more

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