Pancreatic Cancer therapy in India for international patients

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Treatment of Pancreatic cancer therapy in India is done at the best cancer hospitals under expert surgeons. Indian oncologists have wide experience in cancer treatment with positive results as they have gained their qualifications and surgical expertise from best medical colleges and institutes from countries like US, UK and Japan. Hospitals in India are equipped with state of the art technology coupled with all the modern amenities. Most of the abroad patients prefer treatment for Pancreatic cancer therapy in India as they get the treatment done without any waiting list to follow.

What is Pancreatic Cancer?

Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth, and Pancreatic cancer occurs when this uncontrolled cell growth begins in the pancreas. Rather than developing into healthy, normal pancreas tissue, these abnormal cells continue dividing and form lumps or masses of tissue called tumors. Tumors then interfere with the main functions of the pancreas. If a tumor stays in one spot and demonstrates limited growth, it is generally considered to be benign. Tumors that affect the exocrine functions are the most common type of pancreatic cancer. Sometimes these tumors or cysts are benign, called cystadenomas. However, it is more likely to find malignant tumor called adenocarcinomas, which account for 95% of exocrine pancreatic. Other types of pancreatic cancers that are associated with exocrine functions include adenosquamous carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and giant cell carcinomas, named for their appearances underneath a microscope. There is also a disease called ampullary cancer (carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater) that starts where the bile duct and pancreatic duct meet the duodenum of the small intestine.

Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer
Common symptoms of Pancreatic cancer may include:
• Jaundice - If the tumor blocks the bile duct so bile can't flow into the intestines, jaundice may occur, causing the skin and whites of the eyes to turn yellow, the urine to become dark and the stool to turn clay-colored.
• Pain - As the cancer grows and spreads, pain often develops in the upper abdomen and the back. The pain may increase after a person eats or lies down.
• Weight Loss - Pancreatic cancer can also cause unintentional weight loss. This is often due to an inadequate intake of calories because of nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite.
• Digestive Problems — Digestive problems may occur if the cancer blocks the pancreatic juices from flowing into the intestine, which help the body break down dietary fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Stools may be different than usual and appear pale, bulky or greasy, float in the toilet, or be particularly foul-smelling.
Treatment options for Pancreatic Cancer

There are different treatment options available for Pancreatic cancer according to the general well being of the person and severity of cancer.

Surgery

Surgery may be performed to remove all or part of the pancreas and nearby tissue. Surgery is also used to try to minimize the complications caused by pancreatic cancer. The kind of surgery recommended depends on your type of cancer, location of the tumor, your symptoms, whether the cancer involves other organs and whether the cancer can be completely removed. It is important to note that even after having surgery, the cancer often recurs.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is the use of X-rays or high-energy rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation is typically delivered by a machine outside the body, called external radiation therapy. Less common, experimental approaches use materials called radioisotopes delivered inside the body through intravenous or local injection. The use of radiation therapy depends on a number of factors including tumor location, size, organ involvement and previous treatments. Radiation can be used alone or in addition to surgery and chemotherapy. Newer approaches, such as stereotactic radiosurgery with

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Pancreatic Cancer therapy in India for international patients

  1. 1. Forerunners Hea l th Care Pioneers in health tourism Web : www.forerunnershealthcare.com Pancreatic Cancer therapy in India for international patients Quote: Enquiry Form View our International Patient Videos
  2. 2. Forerunners Hea l th Care Pioneers in health tourism Treatment of Pancreatic cancer therapy in India is done at the best cancer hospitals under expert surgeons. Indian oncologists have wide experience in cancer treatment with positive results as they have gained their qualifications and surgical expertise from best medical colleges and institutes from countries like US, UK and Japan. Hospitals in India are equipped with state of the art technology coupled with all the modern amenities. Most of the abroad patients prefer treatment for Pancreatic cancer therapy in India as they get the treatment done without any waiting list to follow. Pancreatic Cancer therapy in India for international patients
  3. 3. Forerunners Hea l th Care Pioneers in health tourism What is Pancreatic Cancer? Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth, and Pancreatic cancer occurs when this uncontrolled cell growth begins in the pancreas. Rather than developing into healthy, normal pancreas tissue, these abnormal cells continue dividing and form lumps or masses of tissue called tumors. Tumors then interfere with the main functions of the pancreas. If a tumor stays in one spot and demonstrates limited growth, it is generally considered to be  benign . Tumors that affect the exocrine functions are the most common type of pancreatic cancer. Sometimes these tumors or cysts are benign, called cystadenomas. However, it is more likely to find malignant tumor called adenocarcinomas, which account for 95% of exocrine pancreatic. Other types of pancreatic cancers that are associated with exocrine functions include adenosquamous carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and giant cell carcinomas, named for their appearances underneath a microscope. There is also a disease called ampullary cancer (carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater) that starts where the bile duct and pancreatic duct meet the duodenum of the small intestine. Pancreatic Cancer therapy in India for international patients
  4. 4. Forerunners Hea l th Care Pioneers in health tourism <ul><li>Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Common symptoms of Pancreatic cancer may include: </li></ul><ul><li>Jaundice  - If the tumor blocks the bile duct so bile can't flow into the intestines, jaundice may occur, causing the skin and whites of the eyes to turn yellow, the urine to become dark and the stool to turn clay-colored. </li></ul><ul><li>Pain  - As the cancer grows and spreads, pain often develops in the upper abdomen and the back. The pain may increase after a person eats or lies down. </li></ul><ul><li>Weight Loss  - Pancreatic cancer can also cause unintentional weight loss. This is often due to an inadequate intake of calories because of nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. </li></ul><ul><li>Digestive Problems  — Digestive problems may occur if the cancer blocks the pancreatic juices from flowing into the intestine, which help the body break down dietary fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Stools may be different than usual and appear pale, bulky or greasy, float in the toilet, or be particularly foul-smelling. </li></ul>Pancreatic Cancer therapy in India for international patients
  5. 5. Forerunners Hea l th Care Pioneers in health tourism Treatment options for Pancreatic Cancer There are different treatment options available for Pancreatic cancer according to the general well being of the person and severity of cancer. Surgery Surgery may be performed to remove all or part of the pancreas and nearby tissue. Surgery is also used to try to minimize the complications caused by pancreatic cancer. The kind of surgery recommended depends on your type of cancer, location of the tumor, your symptoms, whether the cancer involves other organs and whether the cancer can be completely removed. It is important to note that even after having surgery, the cancer often recurs. Pancreatic Cancer therapy in India for international patients
  6. 6. Forerunners Hea l th Care Pioneers in health tourism Radiation therapy Radiation therapy is the use of X-rays or high-energy rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation is typically delivered by a machine outside the body, called external radiation therapy. Less common, experimental approaches use materials called radioisotopes delivered inside the body through intravenous or local injection. The use of radiation therapy depends on a number of factors including tumor location, size, organ involvement and previous treatments. Radiation can be used alone or in addition to surgery and chemotherapy. Newer approaches, such as stereotactic radiosurgery with a machine called a cyberknife are also being explored. Pancreatic Cancer therapy in India for international patients
  7. 7. Forerunners Hea l th Care Pioneers in health tourism <ul><li>Chemotherapy: </li></ul><ul><li>Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells. The doctor may use just one drug or a combination. Chemotherapy may be given by mouth or by injection into a muscle or vein. The drugs enter the bloodstream and travel through the body. Chemotherapy is usually given in cycles; a treatment period followed by a recovery period, then another treatment period, and so on. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up care post Pancreatic Cancer treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Pancreatic cancer has a risk of returning after surgical or medical therapy; therefore continuous vigilant follow-up with the doctor is important. On a routine schedule recommended by the doctor, the following are performed: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Physical exams </li></ul><ul><li>Blood studies, including CA 19-9 </li></ul><ul><li>Periodic imaging studies, usually CT scans at 6-month intervals or earlier if needed to assess new symptoms </li></ul>Pancreatic Cancer therapy in India for international patients
  8. 8. Forerunners Hea l th Care Pioneers in health tourism Why India? Indian corporate hospitals are at par with the best hospitals in Thailand, Singapore, etc so India is becoming a preferred medical destination for the treatment of Pancreatic cancer therapy. In addition to the increasingly top class medical care, a big draw for foreign patients is also because of the very minimal or hardly any waitlist to follow for the treatment as is a common case in European or American hospitals. Many doctors in India have gained their training from abroad and these surgeons are attached to some of the best hospitals that are at par with those in the west and are attracting many international patients to India for their treatment. The Indian health and medical industry is large and boasts some well developed infrastructure, particularly in big cities such as Chennai, which support the wealthy classes. For More details on Pancreatic cancer therapy in India visit us www.forerunnershealthcare.com or you may E-mail your queries at – [email_address] or you may call on – 0091-98607-55000 / 0091-937-1136-499 Pancreatic Cancer therapy in India for international patients

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