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Brachytherapy for prostate cancer treatment in India.

Brachytherapy for prostate cancer.

Brachytherapy is a form of radiotherapy ( cancer treatment ) where radioactive elements are sealed inside a seed , capsule , pellet or wire and are put implanted inside the body of a cancer patient by using either a needle or a catheter. At CMCS Health , we are associated with Best Indian radiation oncologist , who are well experienced in brachytherapy for prostate cancer treatment in India.

Brachytherapy is universally accepted prostate cancer treatment worldwide. It is used as monotherapy for men with early stage prostate cancer and also for some intermediate risk prostate cancers and in combination with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for men with larger prostate cancers.

The advantage of brachytherapy in prostate cancer treatment is that radioactive material implant allows a higher dose of radiation given to limited area and thus minimizing the damage to surrounding healthy tissues.

In Brachytherapy for prostate cancer treatment in India , a radiation oncologist places the encapsulated radioactive substance directly on tumor or surrounding tissues with the help of a needle or catheter. The duration of radioactive implant in body of patient depends on location of cancer , stage of cancer and overall health of patient. CT Scans and Ultrasound during the brachytherapy helps the radiation oncologist in placing the encapsulated radioactive material precisely on tumor or nearby tissues.

Brachytherapy for prostate cancer are usually given as either low dose rate ( LDR ) brachytherapy or high dose rate ( HDR ) brachytherapy.

Brachytherapy for prostate cancer , if done by a well experienced radiation oncologist and after proper evaluation of the size and stage of tumor is found to be as effective as conventional external beam radiation therapy and in some cases even surgery .

Brachytherapy is very useful for those prostate cancer patient where the cancer is localized and has not metastasized. In some cases brachytherapy is combined with external-beam radiation therapy, including stereotactic body radiation therapy, to get the best results.

Other types of radiation therapy for prostate cancer treatment in India :

  • External beam radiation therapy ( EBRT )
  • Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy ( 3D-CRT)
  • intensity modulated radiation therapy ( IMRT )
  • Image guided radiation therapy ( IGRT )
  • Volumetric modulated arc therapy ( VMAT )
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) also known as gamma knife or cyberKnife

 Dr A K Anand is leading radiation oncologist of Delhi and NCR and is currently HOD and Director - Dept. of Radiation Oncology at Fortis memorial research Institute , Gurgaon , India.

Dr A K Anand has a vast experience of more than  30 years in the field of radiation oncology. 

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Best Indiaqn cancer specialist for colon or colorectal cancer treatment in India.

Colon or colorectal cancer treatment in India.

What is colon or colo rectal cancer ?

Colon or large intestine is the last part of the digestive tract. Colon cancer is a cancer that usually occurs in elderly people but it can occur at any age.At CMCS Health , we are associated with best Indian colon or colorectal cancer specialists for cost effective and comprehensive and complete colon or colorectal cancer treatment in India.

Colon cancer usually start as non cancerous (Benign) growth in the inner lining of intestinal lumen called polyps. Over time some of these polyps can become colon cancers.

Colon cancer is sometimes also called as Colo rectal cancers.

The Risk factors associated with colon cancer are:

1.Colon cancer usually is diagnosed in people above 50 years of age , but there are increasing incidences of younger people getting colon cancer.

2.People of African-American are at a higher risk.

3.Ulcerative colitis and crohn’s disease.

4.Diets high in red meat and processed meat.

5.Low-fiber, high-fat diet

6.A sedentary lifestyle and obesity

7.Diabetes

8.Smoking and heavy alcohol consumption

9. Only a small percentage of colon cancers are linked to inherited genes. The most common inherited syndromes that increase colon cancer risk are familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and Lynch syndrome, which is also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC).

Signs and symptoms of Colon or colorectal cancer:

1.A persistent change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool.

2. Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool

3.Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain.

4.Weakness or fatigue,

5.Unexplained weight loss

Diagnosis of colon or colorectal cancer :

If a doctor suspect Colon or colerectal cancer in a patient , he recommends following tests for confirmation of diagnosis.

  • Blood tests consisting of prostate specific antigen.
  • Colonoscopy
  • Stool immunochemistry
  • Stool DNA
  • Imaging tests like MRIs, CT scans and PET CT

Colon or colorectal cancer treatment in India:

Colon or colorectal cancer treatment in India involves following protocols , doctor may club one or more from the following for offering comprehensive colon or colorectal cancer treatment in India.

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Targeted drug therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Radio frequency ablation

Dr Vinod Raina is one of the leading cancer specialist ( Medical Oncology ) of India and is currently Chairman - Onco sciences at Fortis memorial research Institute , Gurgaon , Haryana , India.

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