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Laryngeal Cancer Surgery

Cancers of larynx (voice box) or pharynx (throat) most commonly present with hoarseness or change in voice, breathing difficulty and difficulty in swallowing in late cases. More than ninety percent cases are related to consumption of alcohol or smoking. Diagnosis is established by endoscopic evaluation of voice box and throat (Laryngoscopy) with biopsy of any …

Esophageal Cancer Surgery

Esophageal cancer develops in the food pipe which runs from the throat to the stomach in the abdomen. Esophageal cancer usually begin in the cells lining the inside of the food pipe and can occur anywhere along its entire length. More men than women get esophageal cancer. Recently there has been an increase in incidence …

Chemoport Placement

A chemoport has a small round metal chamber (portal) with a rubber top (septum) and a flexible tube (catheter). It is placed completely under the skin on the chest below the collar bone. A catheter threads under the skin from the metal chamber into a large vein near the right chamber of the heart. Intravenous …

Sentinel Node Biopsy for Early Breast Cancer

Patients with early breast cancer without any palpable glands in the armpit may avoid complete axillary dissection by undergoing sentinel node biopsy. The sentinel node is defined as the first node in the armpit which may harbor any cancer cells. These patients are subjected to breast scintigraphy on the day of surgery after injecting radioactive …

Stereotactic Localization & Wide Excision of Non Palpable Breast Lesions

A 54 year old post menopausal lady presented with a small 1.5 cm size suspicious BIRADS IV lesion in breast on routine screening mammography (Fig -1). US Guided Biopsy was reported as ductal hyperplasia. US guided FNAC was suggestive of papillary neoplasm. The lesion was small and deep seated and could not be felt on …

Breast Cancer Surgery

Recently there has been an increase in incidence of breast cancer. People often ask me who is at risk of breast cancer? Being woman is itself a risk factor. Any woman irrespective of age is at risk of developing breast cancer. At the same time I don’t want to panic you as a lot of …

Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Prostate Gland is an organ present in the male pelvis lying in close proximity to the urinary bladder and rectum. As age advances the prostate gland can enlarged which is benign in nature and known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). If there is a cancerous growth in prostate it is called as prostatic cancer. Enlargement …

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a common cancer and is gradually becoming the leading cause of cancer related death in men. Recently there has also been a rising incidence in women as well. In India, Only 15-20% lung cancer cases are detected in early stages. Although age is no bar for lung cancer, so fat it is …