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Lung Cancer: 5 Basic Treatment Options

15 November, 2014
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Fear is a common reaction among patients when handed a diagnosis of cancer in their lungs. “Is there a cure?” “What kind of treatment will allow me to have healthy lungs again?” The good news is that lung cancer treatment exists, and its efficacy depends on various factors like the type of cancer, its stage, …

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Brain Tumor Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

1 June, 2017
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Generally, cells in our body ages die and are replaced by the new ones. But with cancer and tumors, this cycle is disrupted. Brain tumor cells grow and unlike other normal cells, they don’t die. Eventually, tumor continues to grow more as more and more cell are added to this abnormal mass of tissue. Similarly, …

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Aortic Aneurysm Symptoms & Management

25 May, 2016
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1. What is an Aortic Aneurysm? An aortic Aneurysm refers to an abnormal bulge in the artery – in most cases, the aorta, which is one of the major arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to other parts of the body. The aorta is elastic in structure and can withstand the pressure of the blood. Sometimes, …

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Robotic Surgery Procedures FAQ

24 November, 2014
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Most common Robotic Surgery procedures?  The most common procedures executed using Robotic Surgery are: Prostrate Removal Gallbladder Removal Repairing Heart valve Shrinking Stomach Transplanting organ Which procedures have been performed using Robotic Surgery? It is also used for procedures like: Abdominal and colon and rectal conditions like gallbladder cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, …

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Bronchoscopy FAQ

17 November, 2014
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Q1 What is Bronchoscopy? Bronchoscopy is a technique which is used to view the airways (larynx – voice box, vocal cords, trachea – wind pipe, bronchi – larger airways, bronchioles – smaller airways) by inserting a tube (bronchoscope) in the airways. There are 2 types of bronchoscopy Rigid Bronchoscopy – It is used in cases of …

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Spinal Tumour: Types & Causes

10 March, 2014
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Spinal tumour is an abnormal growth of cells in the spinal cord or surrounding the spinal cord and spinal column. The cells grow and multiply uncontrollably. Spinal tumours can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). These can classified as primary (originating in the spine or spinal cord) or secondary (or metastatic, resulting from cancer spreading from another site to …