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What is cancer?

Cancer is the uncontrolled and uncoordinated growth of body cells that attack surrounding healthy tissues and might spread to distant organs if not checked in time.

Why does cancer occur?

Cancer is caused by damage to the DNA within our cells. Damage to the DNA happens in all normal cells, but the majority of this damage is repaired by our own body. Sometimes this damage is not repaired properly, which can lead to changes in the properties of the cell. Accumulated DNA harm can ultimately lead to cancer.

Is cancer an infection caused by a germ or bacteria?

Cancer per-say is not an infection. However, long-term infection with some pathogens can create cancer. For example, infection with Human Papillomavirus can create cervical cancer, a disease with hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus can begin liver cancer, and determined infection of gastric mucosa by Helicobacter pylori can create abdomen cancer. Epstein Barr virus has been connected with lymphomas, nasopharyngeal cancers, and some abdomen cancers. However, most people affected with these cancer-causing pathogens never increase cancer

Which cancers are found more in men than women?

Oral, throat, lung, skin, gullet, abdomen, rectum, larynx, kidney, bladder and brain cancer are more usual in men than in women

What are some of the warning signs and symptoms of cancer?

  • A change in bladder habits
  • A pain that doesn’t fix
  • Unusual bleeding or release from any opening in the body
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Trouble in eating or chronic pain
  • An observable change in a growth or hill
  • A nagging cough or persistent hoarseness of sound

Why should cancer be diagnosed and treated early?

(1) It raises the possibilities for successful treatment and full recovery

(2) Reduces cancer destruction and improves survival.

What is the role of surgery in treatment of cancer?

Not all cancers can be completely treated by surgery. However, surgery is an effective cure for many types of cancers, especially those that have not grown to other parts of the body. Cancer surgery may be the only treatment, or it may be supplemented with other treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy or biological therapy. Dr. Sumit Shah provides the best minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery in Pune

What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer. The Kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer. Learn More

What is Thoracic Cancer?

Lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and mesothelioma are 3 of the most usual types of thoracic cancer. Lung cancer is the leading reason of cancer death in the United States. Nearly 90 percent of lung cancer is created by smoking. Learn More

What is Thyroid Cancer?

A thyroid which is shaped like a small butterfly, located at the lower front of the neck. It releases the hormones which direct many functions s like regulate the heartbeat, weight, body temperature and blood pressure.
When cells change or mutate, Thyroid cancer develops. And when the abnormal cells begin multiplying in your thyroid and, once there are enough of them, they form a tumor.
The most treatable forms of cancer is Thyroid Cancer. Most cases of thyroid cancer can be cured with treatment only if caught early.

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What is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. This is sometimes called the uterine cervix.
The fetus develops in the body of the uterus. The cervix attaches the body of the uterus to the vagina.  Learn More

What is Gynecologic Cancer?

Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman’s reproductive organs. Five main types of cancer affect a woman’s reproductive organs are cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. As a group, they are referred to as gynecologic cancer. The sixth type of gynecologic cancer is a very rare fallopian tube cancer. Learn More

What is Gallbladder Cancer?

The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ under the liver. Both the liver and the gallbladder are behind the right lower ribs. In adults, the gallbladder is usually about 3 to 4 inches long and normally no wider than an inch. Dr. Sumit Shah provides the best Gallbladder Cancer Treatment in Pune at Prolife Cancer Centre which is the best cancer hospital in Pune. Learn More

What is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. This is sometimes called the uterine cervix.

The fetus grows in the body of the uterus (the upper part). The cervix connects the body of the uterus to the vagina (birth canal). Prolife Cancer Centre provides the best Cervical Cancer Treatment in Pune.  Learn More

What is Esophageal cancer?

Esophageal cancer is a disease that happens in the esophagus — a long, round pipe that goes from your esophagus to your abdomen. Your esophagus helps move the food you take from the rear of your throat to your stomach to be digested.

Esophageal cancer normally starts in the cells that line the inside of the esophagus. Esophageal cancer can occur anywhere along the esophagus. More men than ladies get esophageal cancer.

Esophageal cancer is the 6th most usual cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Incidence charges change in different geographic areas. In some areas, In India, higher rates of esophageal cancer cases may be connected to tobacco and alcohol use or particular nutritional habits and obesity. Dr. Sumit Shah provides the best Esophageal Cancer Treatment in Pune at Prolife Cancer Centre which is the best cancer hospital in Pune. Learn More

What is Throat cancer?

The oropharynx is often just called the throat (pharynx). The oropharynx is the space in the back of the mouth, sometimes called the back of the throat. The base of the tongue, parts of the tonsil, the back of the soft palate, and the uvula are all located in the oropharynx. Oropharynx cancer refers to cancerous tumors that develop in your throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx) or tonsils. Your throat is a muscular tube that begins behind your nose and ends in your neck. Dr. Sumit Shah is one of the best Oncologist in Pune, provides the Throat Cancer Treatment in Pune. Learn More

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