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Why you should choose India for Affordable, World Class Lung Cancer Treatment
What is Lung cancer?
Lung cancer occurs when a malignant tumor grows inside the lungs, in structures such as the bronchi. Like many types of cancer, lung cancer is capable of spreading to other parts of the body. Cancer that begins in the lungs most commonly spreads to the brain, bones, adrenal glands and liver. If left untreated, this growth can spread beyond the lung in a process called metastasis into nearby tissue and, eventually, into other parts of the body. Most cancers that start in lung, known as primary lung cancers, are carcinomas that derive from epithelial cells.A risk factor is anything that raises your chance of getting a disease. Risk factors for some types of leukemia include Smoking, tobacco use, being exposed to the large amounts of radiation, being exposed to certain chemicals in the workplace and past chemotherapy or radiation for another cancer.
There are Two Major Types of Lung Cancer
1. Non-Small Cell CancersNon-small cell cancers include squamous cell carcinoma (tumor), adenocarcinoma and large cell carcinoma. Bronchioloalveolar cell is a subtype of adenocarcinoma and typically treated in a similar way. Adenocarcinoma, the most common type of lung cancer, is usually located on the outer surface of the lungs (periphery) and can spread to lymph glands, the bloodstream and other organs. Squamous cell carcinoma may be found in the lining of the large bronchi (air passages) or in the periphery of the lung. Large cell carcinoma usually occurs in the periphery.
2. Small Cell CancersSmall cell lung cancer usually develops in the central areas of the lung. It can spread aggressively and occurs almost exclusively in current or former smokers. This cell type has the strongest association with smoking. Read about small cell cancer treatment.
Symptoms of Lung Cancer
- Coughing up blood.
- Chest pain.
- Shortness of breath.
- Difficulty in swallowing.
- Swelling of the neck, face and upper extremities.
- Loss of appetite.
- Loss of weight.
Treatment for Lung Cancer at World Class Hospitals in IndiaTreatment of Lung cancer is depends on the type and stage of cancer. Lung cancer can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these treatments. The decision about which treatments will be appropriate for a given individual must take into account the location and extent of the tumor as well as the overall health status of the patient.
Surgery for Lung Cancer:If your cancer has not spread beyond the lungs, your general health is reasonably good and your breathing capacity is sufficient, the treatment that gives the best chance of cure is surgery. The most common operation is called a lobectomy, removes the affected part of the lung. Sometimes, the whole lung needs to be removed and this is called a pneumonectomy. In patients with reduced lung function, smaller parts of the lung are removed to try to preserve breathing capacity. While these operations preserve breathing capacity, there is more likely to be a recurrence. Your doctor will advise you of the best operation for you.
Chemotherapy:This is the treatment of cancer with anti-cancer drugs. The aim is to destroy cancer cells while doing the least possible damage to normal cells. The drugs work by stopping cancer cells from multiplying.Chemotherapy is the treatment of choice for patients with small cell carcinoma. As this type of cancer spreads quickly, chemotherapy works well in treating it.
CyberKnife Radiosurgery:World’s Most Advanced Technology to treat tumors with pin-point accuracy and precisely deliver treatment to the tumor alone, sparing surrounding healthy tissue. A new hope for patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or who may be looking for a non-surgical option.Cyberknife radiosurgery is a non –invasive, high-energy radiation treatment that delivers very precise beams of radiation from many angles outside the body. The accuracy of Cyberknife is so precise that radiation can be ‘matched’ to the shape of small complex tumors, even those located near critical organs. This ability allows Cyberknife to treat many lesions including some considered inoperable or untreatable with surgery.
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lung Cancer at World Class Hospitals in India
Minimally invasive surgical techniques have been developed to diagnose and treat lung cancer. These procedures are performed with the use of a video camera that is inserted through a small 3 inch incision of the chest.
This enables the surgeon to clearly see the tissue being operated on without having to make a large incision in the chest and spreading the ribs . The minimally invasive technique can provide a more accurate surgery with less recovery time, less risk of infection, less bleeding and less discomfort than the traditional procedure.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive ProceduresNot only do these procedures usually provide equivalent outcomes to traditional “open” surgery (which sometimes require a large incision), but minimally invasive procedures (using small incisions) may offer significant benefits as well:
- Quicker Recovery – Since a minimally invasive procedure requires smaller incisions than conventional surgery (usually about the diameter of a dime), your body may heal much faster.
- Shorter Hospital Stays – Minimally invasive procedures help get you out of the hospital and back to your life sooner than conventional surgery.
- Less Scarring – Most incisions are so small that it’s hard to even notice them after the incisions have healed.
- Less Pain – Because these procedures are less invasive than conventional surgery, there is typically less pain involved.Get Estimate
Personalized Targeted Therapy: A New Generation for Lung Cancer Treatment
Advancements in technology have led to the development of more individualized treatment modalities. While chemotherapy agents aim to destroy rapidly dividing cells, new types of drugs interfere with the development of cancer at the molecular level. This new method is called targeted therapy.
Diagnosis of the Lung Carcinoma with a good tissue biopsy and molecular testing is needed to ensure that the toxic chemotherapy procedure is avoided and the patient gets the appropriate targeted and personalized lung cancer therapy with the help of biomarkers.
Targeted therapy blocks the growth and spread of cancer by inhibiting cancer cells from dividing or terminating them directly.
Standard chemotherapy affects all body cells, but targeted therapy directs drugs or other specially created substances to attack only the cancer cells. Chemotherapy can be used once the disease progresses on the targeted therapies.Get Estimate
Cost of Lung Cancer Treatment in India
Lung Cancer treatment is the most affordable at our hospitals in India. Indicative Costs of various treatment steps is given below
- Biopsy or PET scan: Costs around USD 1000.
- Chemotherapy: Costs approximately USD 1,100
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