Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatments are usually of three types – chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. The type of therapy that a doctor will recommend depends on the type of cancer, how far it has progressed and where in the body it is located. Chemotherapy or cancer drugs are recommended when cancerous cells are present in various parts of the body. Radiation targets the cancerous cells directly and prevents them from replicating while surgery directly removes the cancerous tumour. Doctors usually recommend a combination of these treatments.

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- Editorial Team
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Positive outlook can help cancer patients to survive: Myth or Fact? Read more to find out.

World Cancer Day 2014: Palliative care the future of cancer treatment?
- Editorial Team
February 04, 2014 at 04:28pm
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Bone Cancer — types, causes, symptoms and treatment
- Shraddha Rupavate
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How tumour gene profiling can help prolong cancer patients’ lives
- Agencies
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Multiple Myeloma – better hope with new treatments
- Dr Abhay Bhave
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Multiple myeloma is a cancerous disease arising from the bone marrow of a patient typically suffering from persistent back pain, fractures, minor …

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Learn more about cancer chemotherapy
- Anusuya Suresh
February 12, 2013 at 07:58am
Cancer is a condition in which abnormal cells form in the body and keep growing in an uncontrolled manner. Treating cancer therefore aims at killing …

Basic cancer treatments: Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Bone marrow transplants
- Dr Anitha Anchan
February 07, 2013 at 07:55am
Being diagnosed with the dreaded disease - cancer - can flood you with emotions that can be hard to deal with. Many questions run through your mind. …

Can cancer be cured with alternative therapies?
- Editorial Team
February 02, 2013 at 07:45am
Can alternative therapies disarm and defeat cancer? Here we compile experiences and assertions from patients and therapists across the spectrum, …

Beating cancer with naturopathy and herbal medicine
- Editorial Team
February 02, 2013 at 07:44am
According to allopathy, there might be no cure for cancers, but when it comes to holistic therapies, the cure lies within. This post focuses on the …

Cancer can’t keep these kids from smiling
- Admin
January 27, 2013 at 02:16pm
On a sunny, winter morning, a group of about two dozen children, between the ages of three and 12, clap and recite poems along with an instructor in …

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