Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Symptoms And Causes of Skin Cancer !

The cancer which begins at the skin cells is referred as skin cancer. Skin cancer is normally developed at the top layer of the skin. This can be also known as epidermis. There are different types of skin cancer that is affected by normal person. They are

Basal cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma.

Melonoma is the worst skin cancer ever. These can be spread to the different parts of the body if it is untreated. There will be a spot on the skin. It will gradually change the color and the shape.

The basal cell carcinoma is the least form of the skin cancer. In this type of the skin cancer the affected area will turns to red, pale in color. This may fail to heal completely. These type normally seen on the skin areas exposed to sun.

The squamous cell carcinoma is another type of cancer that the affected area will be in red spot and the chance of the bleeding will be high. The portion will grow when it is exposed to sun.

There are another type of skin cancer. This type will not occur frequently. These types of cancer are rarely seen. They are

  • kaposi sarcoma
  • merkel cell carcinoma
  • lutaneous (skin) lymphoma
  • skin adnexal tumors

Cause :

  • Sunburn 
  • Tanning 
  • Solariums

The major cause for the skin cancer are  given above. When the excessive effect of sunburn, the over tanning of the skin an :

Symptoms of skin cancer

  • The initial symptom of the skin cancer is the the change of skin it self. The change can be something that is growing on your skin. 
  • Then the appearance of the skin will be changed varying the intensity of the skin cancer. 
  • Reddish patch of dry skin that won’t heal
  • Flesh-colored (or pink, red, or brown) pearl-shaped lump 
  • Pimple that just won’t clear

When a person seems like having the above symptoms he must immediately consult the specialist for the rectifying the problem.

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Friday, 20 June 2014

All about Breast Cancer

There is an urgent need to bring awareness and educate women in India- to seek the facts and assess the screening options available.Breast cancer is the cancer type that begins in the cells that make up the breasts. The breast cancer risk in India is that 1 in 28 women develop the disease during their lifetime.

Diagnosis include
  1. Breast MRI and ultrasound
  2. CT scan and Mammography
  3. PET scan


Some of the risk factors that lead to cancer are
  • Getting older and genetics
  • Dense breast tissue
  • Obesity
  • Hormone replacement therapy
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Symptoms of Breast Cancer

The first symptom is usually a thickened tissue in the woman's breast or a lump. However other noticeable signs and symptoms of breast cancer are

  • A pain in armpits that is not related to woman’s menstrual cycle.
  • A rash around on the nipples.
  • An area of thickened tissue in a breast
  • Change in the shape and size of breast


     Why Guru Hospital for Cancer?

     Guru hospital located at Madurai, Tamil Nadu is an extensive center with state of the art technologies. It is one of the largest centers in Tamil Nadu supported by the most advanced technology to make cancer a manageable health condition. This center is one among the few centers doing laparoscopic oncology work. 

    Chairman of Guru multi speciality Hospital, Dr.S.G.Balamurugan is one of the leading surgical oncologist. He has been awarded as the best doctor award by Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R.Medical University for the services rendered by him in the medical field and cancer surgery.

    Friday, 21 March 2014

    Breast Reconstruction Helps Women Regain Their Dignity and Self-Esteem After Cancer

    Surgical breast reconstruction is one of the most humane and useful operative applications in the plastic surgery industry. For women who have endured the loss of a breast, the trauma is extensive and affects the mind, body and spirit equally. Reconstruction mammoplasty, as it is typically called by doctors, can repair or replace damaged or missing breasts due to a wide range of causation and can also restore the psycho-emotional health of the recipient to provide true mind body healing.

    The procedure involves creating a breast mound with a nipple and areola; and the opposite breast can be matched to the reconstructed one by way of augmentation, reduction or lifting. There is no age limit for the procedure and choice for reconstruction depends on the affected woman. But the woman should be physically capable of withstanding a major surgical procedure.

    There are many options for reconstructive mammaplasty, using prosthetic breast implants, as well as completely organic tissue approaches. While implant based breast reconstruction remains the most popular and successful procedure, some women prefer to harvest their own natural bodily tissue to rebuild a lost breast. The three main techniques used to accomplish this goal include the TRAM flap method, the LD flap procedure and the free tissue graft.
    In all three techniques, the nipple and areola are constructed in the second stage after the body heals from the first stage procedure. The nipple is formed using skin graft while the areola is created using the skin from the inner and upper thigh. This skin is pigmented and textured to give it a realistic appearance.

    Dr.S.G.Balamurugan, M.S, M.Ch is a surgical oncologist, with expertise in early detection and prevention of cancer.
    He has done numerous flap surgeries with a very high amount of precesion. As result of this, patients that had undergone breast reconstruction recovered very quickly.
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    Tuesday, 18 February 2014

    Best Cancer Surgeon ( Surgical Oncologist ) in Tamil Nadu

    Guru Hospital Madurai is a multispeciality 100 bedded hospital constructed 75cents at Mattuthavani heart of the city.The hospital has registered for Medical Tourism covering the foreign patients.

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    The hospital is fully equipped with standard and advanced investigating modalities and dedicated qualified faculties to provide comprehensive health care of international standard to our patients.

    Dr.S.G.Balamurugan, M.S, M.Ch (Surg.onco), is one of the leading surgical oncologist and presently doing practice at Madurai. He has immense experience in the field of surgical oncology for the past 10 years. He routinely does major oncological procedures like advanced laparoscopic oncological surgeries for GIT cancers and gynecological cancers,Pelvic exenteration, Radical cystectomy, Craniofacial resections. Organ sparing surgeries like limb sparing surgery for extremely soft tissue sarcoma, Breast conservation surgeries for Ca Breast ect. 

     He has been selected for the Prestigious Award of “Best Doctor Award” by the Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R.Medical University for the conspicuous service rendered by him so far in medical field and also carried out high volume of cancer surgery in South Tamil Nadu.

    Monday, 3 February 2014


    February 4th is World Cancer Day. This year, the aim is to raise awareness about prevention. Cancer is said to affect 1 in 3 people. Understanding what cancer is, it's risk factors, learning about prevention and identifying cancers early on, is crucial to reducing the effects of this devastating condition.

    We aim to prevent cancer through education.... We raise awareness to detect cancer early....

    Breast Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life....!!!

    One in 9 women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. One in 27 will die of it. Breast cancer attacks mainly women, however there's 1% of breast cancer patients are men.
    Obviously, a woman’s chance for survival improves when a cancer is found early. Cancer screening increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early.
    All women starting from age 20 are recommended to do breast cancer screening according to the following guidelines:

    For women in their 20s and 30s, take clinical breast examination once in every three years, for women 40 and older, take it once every year.

    For women 40 and older, take a mammogram every year. Mammography may have some limitations and could miss some cancers, it is still considered to be the gold standard for early detection of  breast cancer.
    Starting from age 20, women may choose to do breast self-examination. The benefits of BSE may not be too obvious as it's probably a little too late when you can notice any changes. It could still be beneficial in that it helps notice any changes in the breasts so you can report them to your doctor.

    Breast cancer is mostly curable if found early and given good treatment. Screening is a way to detect it at its early stage. Bear this in mind: breast cancer screening can save you life. Take the time to do it.

    Friday, 31 January 2014

    "BREAST CANCER" Get the Knowledge and Treatment you need to Beat Breast Cancer.

    Cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled growth of cells. Breast cancer forms in the tissues of the breast. It is normally formed in the ducts. It can be detected using a mammogram or a through a self-exam. It is advised that these tests should be done regularly so that early detection can be made. With early detection, advances in treatment and therapy, survival rates are highly increased.

    Symptoms include a lump in the breast, discharge from the nipple, or a noticeable change in the size or shape of a breast.

    Medical Screening:

    The commonly used screening procedure is mammography which is an imaging technique that employs serial X-rays to visualize breast tissues and detect masses not felt during a self-breast examination. This screening procedure is not perfect as it may fail to show some tumors or may show an abnormality in a normal breast.
    When a lump is found, a biopsy is done to check for the dreaded cancer.
    With advancement in research there are many breast cancer treatment options to choose from and the one you are offered depends on certain factors. The main treatments are surgery, hormone therapy, biological (Herceptin), radiotherapy and chemotherapy. These may be given individually or in combination depending on several factors such as:

    - the type of breast cancer present
    -  whether menopause has occurred or not
    - the size of the tumor
    - the grade of the cancer cells
    - the stage of the cancer
    - whether particular receptors are present
    - the general health of the patient

    Chemotherapy and radiation remain the standard breast cancer treatments. There are other newer treatment methods which are still undergoing clinical trails.

    Targeted Biological Therapy is the treatment targeting specific characteristics of cancer cells. This method, when compared to chemotherapy, is less likely to harm normal healthy cells.

    Hormone Therapy, also known as anti-oestrogen therapy, retards the ability of oestrogen to stimulate the growth of the cancer cells.

    Anti-Angiogenic Medications are drugs which kill the cancer cells by cutting-off blood supply to them (cancer cells).

    Breast cancer is curable if it is detected and treated at its early stage or upon discovering symptoms.

    For more information on breast cancer try visiting - a website that specializes in providing breast cancer related information and resources including information on breast cancer treatment.