Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dr.M.S.Ganesh - Limb Salvage Surgery - Bone Tumors

Abnormal growth found in bone would cause bone tumors. Bone tumors are rare malignancies but usually occur in very young age (15 -35 yrs) seriously affecting life. This is the prime age where patient’s productive life and family life are affected. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Role Of Oncology Centres In Making Sophisticated Cancer Treatment Affordable and Realistic

India with its present growth rate is on the threshold of becoming a developed country in the coming decades. With development comes rise in all lifestyle related diseases. According to WHO, cardiac diseases and cancers will be the most common killer diseases the developed nations would have to cope with.

Incidences of cancers are being diagnosed and reported more frequently all across India in recent decades. Increased longevity, better diagnostic facilities and increased awareness have contributed to the apparent increase in the incidence. While more patients now search for treatment of this grave disease, lack of specialized oncology centres across regions has contributed significantly to the shortcomings in management of these patients. Most of the cancer patients would require a combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The need to integrate more than two treatments for a single disease puts tremendous logistical and financial pressure on the patients as well as the treating physicians, who struggle to optimize the treatment approach.