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Indian Scenario in Oral Cancer

INTRODUCTION – Oral and pharyngeal cancers are considered an important part of the global burden of cancer. With about 500,000 new oral and pharyngeal cancers being diagnosed annually, three-quarters of these are from the developing world with about 65,000 cases from India. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) arises in up to 90% of the cases. AIM
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Can a person with voice box cancer (larynx) speak after surgery?

The cancer caused by tobacco consumption are on rise of which head & neck cancer top the list. The presenting symptom could be recent onset persistent change of voice or heavy voice, prolonged throat irritation, weight loss, cough. These are the symptoms of voice box cancer. After thorough investigation and biopsy test patient is confirmed
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Tobacco in chewing form major cause of head and neck cancers

Tobacco in chewing form is a major cause of head and neck cancers, a study conducted here revealed. According to the study, 50 per cent of head and neck cancers are caused by the use of tobacco of which 96 per cent are caused by consumption of tobacco in chewing form. Conducted by one of
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What essentials we need to know about head & neck cancer?

Head & neck cancer in India is ever increasing menace because of prevalent use of tobacco. let us start to what is cancer? And what are head neck cancer? Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells in an orderly way. They perform their functions for a while, and then they die. Sometimes, however,
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Carotid body tumours

Carotid body tumours are rare tumours of the carotid receptors which require careful evaluation and surgery for successful management. We report the case of a 52 years old lady from Kabul, Afghanistan who came to Dharamshila Hospital And Research Centre with a swelling on the right side of the neck for a long time and
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What are Tumour Board Evaluation and its significance in Cancer Treatment?

What are Tumour Board Evaluation and its significance in Cancer Treatment? Cancer diagnosis is very difficult to accept by the patient and the family, leading to need for 2nd and 3rd opinions Family Physicians / Family members/ Friends based on their awareness, refer then for second / third opinions to surgeons / Physicians who may
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Stereo tactic radiaosurgery

Advancement in Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Benefits to Cancer Patients in India Dr Kanika Sharma Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a form of radiation therapy that focuses high-power energy (X-rays) on a small area of the body. The term radiosurgery is truly a misnomer .It is not a surgical procedure and is rather a technique of radiation
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Self Examination is Best Tool to Detect Early Signs of Cancer, Say Doctors

In today’s busy life, we usually neglect the changes that our body goes through. Unusual lumps, bumps, masses and changes in skin color or texture on different body parts, sudden change in bowel habits and unexplained loss of weight are a few of the common symptoms which go unnoticed but play an important role in
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Laparoscopy in oncology – current trends

Although it is over a hundred years since the initial development of laparoscopy, it is only in the past three decades that there has been a revolution in the field with surgeries like laparoscopic cholecystectomy becoming the gold standard worldwide. Advantages of laparoscopic surgery are well known, and include dramatically reduced hospital stay, better patient
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Emerging role of laparoscopy in surgical management of cancer patients

Dr. Parbhat Kumar, consultant surgical oncology DHRC Minimally invasive surgery offers several important advantages to the cancer patient needing surgery: less bleeding; fewer traumas; less risk of incisional hernias, wound adhesions, and postoperative infection; and quicker, less painful recovery. Even for patients with large abdominal tumors, laparoscopic surgery may still be appropriate and superior to
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