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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 in Jaypee Hospital Noida

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 …

Lifestyle and Cancer

Cancer is now emerging as a major public health problem in developing countries, matching its effect in industrialized countries. In developing countries, including India, oral cancer is the most common cancer in males and breast cancer in females. However cervical cancer remains the most common cancer in rural women. Lung cancer remains the second most …

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 …

Wire Localization of Non Palpable Breast Lesions

A 54 year old post menopausal lady presented with a small 1.5 cm size suspicious lesion in breast on routine screening mammography (Fig -1). US guided FNAC was suggestive of papillary neoplasm. The lesion was small and deep seated and could not be felt on breast examination. On the day of surgery a radiopaque wire …

Oral Cancer Surgery

Oral cancers mostly present as ulcers or growths in the mouth, over the tongue, gums, the inside of cheek and the throat. Most of oral cancers are related to habitual tobacco chewing. The earliest signs of oral cancer include non healing ulcers in the mouth, loosening of teeth, any lumps or bumps in the gums, …

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 …