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Date :06/09/21

IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO AFTER A CANCER DIAGNOSIS

Learning that you have cancer is undoubtedly one of the worst moments in life. The initial shock will wear off as practical matters need to be looked into. Handling the stress and staying positive are important as they help give better treatment outcomes, but you may find this difficult to achieve. Here are a few tips to help you through the days following your cancer diagnosis. Get the right information about your cancer. Information is easily available on the internet, but it is better and wiser to get the facts about your cancer from your doctor. Every person has a different experience

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Date :26/08/21

Chemotherapy in Cancer Treatment

Chemotherapy is one of the three main methods of treating cancer. Powerful drugs are used to target and destroy cancer cells in the body. It may be used as the only treatment option or as a part of treatment along with cancer surgery and/ or radiation therapy. It is a very effective method of treating cancer, but it can also cause some side effects as the drugs used are extremely potent. Chemotherapy is used to treat primary cancer at the site of origin before it spreads to other parts, and metastatic cancer that has spread to other parts from the site of origin. There are different types

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Date :26/07/21

Cancer care during COVID-19

Cancer care is usually a series of therapies which could include surgery, drug therapy and radiation therapy. The complete course of the treatment is necessary to provide the desired results of controlling or eliminating the cancer cells. A postponement in the course of treatment or a cancellation of treatment midway will make the cancer come back with vigour and the whole treatment will have to be started from the beginning. This poses a dilemma to cancer patients during this COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic requires isolation and staying at home to prevent infection. This would mean discon

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Date :28/06/21

Cancer treatment during COVID pandemic

What do you do during this pandemic? On the one hand you have your cancer treatment and on the other you have the Government directive to stay home and stay safe. You are increasingly being told that as a cancer patient you should be extra careful to avoid infection. So, faced with this dilemma it is easy to decide to take the safe route and stay home to stay safe from COVID. But, is this the safe option? The answer is a most definitive NO. Cancer treatment is among the few treatments that should not be put off or cancelled. This will do more harm than good in the long run. You should take e

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Date :22/06/21

Can Cancer Be Cured?

If you or anyone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, this is the question you will have at the top of your mind. The answer to this question is not so simple or straight forward, but that is not something to be disheartened about. Most diseases are caused by infections. When the infection is treated, you are cured of the disease. Most cancers are not caused by pathogens. They are caused when abnormal cells divide continuously and destroy normal cells. Healthy tissue is destroyed and these abnormal cells take over. The rate of growth differs from cancer to cancer and from person to person

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Date :28/04/21

Comprehensive COVID care to get through the pandemic

The second wave of COVID-19 is much more severe than the first in terms of the number of cases and the broader spectrum of infection age. The saving grace is that we may be better prepared with more COVID care facilities and better treatment protocols. Guru Hospital has always aimed at relieving patient suffering and this pandemic has strengthened our determination.  The best way to treat COVID-19 is by prevention, but if you have the been infected, you don’t have to be alarmed. With the right treatment and support delivered at the right time, you will be able to overcome the infec

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Date :26/02/20

Complete relief from ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer would develop in one ovary and gradually spreads to the other ovary, the uterus, and the rest of the abdominal organs. A laparoscopic hysterectomy can be defined as the surgical removal of the uterus. The main idea of laparoscopic hysterectomy is to remove all the visible ovarian cancer. After diagnosing the condition, surgery will be performed to remove the affected area. Procedure Before the surgery, the doctor will check for medical conditions to make sure that there are no issues that would cause a problem with the surgery. The patient’s history, physical examinati

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Date :26/12/19

Dr S G Balamurugan receives the prestigious FRCS

“I want to become a doctor – the boy said grinning at his shining shoes” My little bear feet were longing to wear that big shining shoes of the doctor who had come to my house to check my ailing grand mother.  I walked behind him placing my feet carefully in the footsteps he made in our dusty street. I said to my self.  I want to become a doctor.  I remember the days when I was a kid running around in shorts in my native village. Those days in those parts a doctor was next to God. When one visited our village complete with a white coat and a stethoscope, he f

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Date :07/09/19

What Happens If Bladder Cancer Is Left Untreated?

Bladder cancer usually starts in the cells that line the bladder. Most of the cases are diagnosed at an early stage when the cancer is highly treatable. However, without treatment, it can be life-threatening. Most patients with bladder cancer will have significant morbidity if they leave it untreated. And within two years of diagnosis, they will die from the disease. The good news is several bladder cancer cure treatment options are available in India for people suffering from bladder cancer. The doctors at Guru Hospital, one of the leading bladder cancer treatment centers in Madurai, will h

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Date :15/10/18

Radiation Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most popular causes of cancer deaths in both men & women. It has been found that cigarette smoking or tobacco intake in any form is one of the greatest reasons for lung cancer. Also, exposure to tobacco smoke can also cause lung cancer. Lung cancer is categorised in two parts small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Treatments that are used to treat lung cancer Following are the types of treatment that are generally recommended to treat lung cancer: Chemotherapy Targeted therapy Immunotherapy Radiation therapy What is radiation therapy and

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Date :03/08/18

Most Common Cancers In Women : Let's Be Aware!

“Wild heartbeats...shivering limbs...trembling lips...Nothing was scarier than the biopsy result.” Cancer has now become one of the most common disease conditions affecting many in the society. India has around 2.5 million people suffering from cancer. Statistics (NICPR) reveal that 1 woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India. Women stand a high chance of cancer incidence and that too at earlier ages itself. The most common cancer types in women are breast cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer and ovarian cancer. Guru Multispeciality Hospital is o

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Date :20/05/18

Cancer: How far is cure?

Cancer was a name given for non-ulcer forming and ulcer forming tumors. What does cancer do exactly? Cancer is a disease caused by the abnormal growth of cells which invade and spread to other cells in the body. This is in contrast to tumors that do not spread. Symptoms showing cancer: Cancer could affect any part of the body and the type of cancer vary in hundred’s. The symptoms showing cancer could be visible as in a lump or it could be more subtle signs; fever, persistent cough, weight loss, unusual bowel and bladder functions, fever etc. Diagnosis of cancer Cancer could be diagno

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Date : 04/04/2018

Know More About Lung Cancer Treatment

An uncontrollable growth of the cells in the lungs can cause lung cancer. These affected cells further spread into the others parts of the body and spread cancer outside the lungs. The main function of the lungs is to supply oxygen to the body, these abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled manner and interfere with the lung functioning. Lung cancer is one of the major causes of death in the people. Guru Multispecialty Hospital, Madurai has all the treatment facilities and infrastructure for cancer treatment in India. What are the types of lung cancer? The types of lung cancer are Small c

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