Cancers

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Causes of Cancer

Cell growth and division is controlled by information encoded within a genetic material called DNA. Anything that causes damage to the DNA results in uncontrolled growth of cells.

  • Genetic

    DNA damage can simply be passed on from parents to offspring, causing cancer.

  • Hepatobiliary

     

  • Toxins

    Exposure to certain environmental toxins such as cigarette smoke triggers DNA damage leading to cancer.

  • Radiation

    Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiations from the sun, and radiotherapy also initiates cancer.

  • Hormones

    Certain hormonal changes, like increase in estrogen levels promote formation of cancer in the body.

Diagnosing Cancer

  • Biopsy

    A small sample of tissue is taken from the site of tumor, preferably from the organ were its starts. This is tested for the presence of cancer cells.

  • Blood tests

    Blood tests can be done to look for specific tumor markers, that confirm the presence of a particular tumor.

  • Imaging studies

    X-ray, CT scan, MRI, Mammogram, Ultrasound and Bone scans are imaging studies that help detect the presence of Cancer in the body.

     

Treatments for Cancer

  • Medical Treatments

    Cancer is treated with the help of drugs that target cell division. This form of treatment is known as Chemotherapy.

  • Surgical Treatments

    Depending on the type of cancer, surgery can be used to either completely remove the tumor, or to reduce its size.

  • Radiation

    Weeks of treatment with high dose radiation, kills or slows down the growth of tumor cells.

LIMA Experience


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