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Cancer Overview

Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread throughout the body via the blood and lymph systems. When cancer cells move from their point of origin and invade other parts of the body, the process is referred to as metastasis.

There are over 200 different types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected. The body will be harmed by cancer when the body cells divide uncontrollably to form lumps called as tumor. Tumors can grow and interfere with body organs and release hormones which alters body functions.

What causes cancer?

  • Diet change and lack of physical activity
  • Radiation exposure
  • Sun and UV exposure
  • Genetics causes

Stage 0
Cancer cells are in place where they started and have not spread at all
Stage 1
Cancer is now small and has only spread a little into nearby tissues. It has not spread to any lymph nodes or other body areas.
Stage 2 & 3
Cancer is now larger or has spread into nearby tissues or lymph nodes.
Stage 4
Disease has spread to other areas of the body. This stage is also called metastatic cancer or advanced cancer.

Stage of advancement as well as the type of cancer determines the effectiveness of the treatment. Before deciding on a treatment plan our expert team of doctors determines the stage of the disease by careful assessment carried out by simple evaluation or advanced diagnostic procedures on a case-to-case basis. Once the stage of the cancer is determined doctors at American Oncology Institute prepares a customized treatment plan suitable to that particular cancer type.

Protect your future

Early detection of cancer ensures life-long happiness by dramatically increasing the survival rate. Cancer can be detected by screening. Normally it begins with symptoms, followed by investigation and confirmed through biopsy. Early detection can lead to successful survival.

Have a look at our special package for cancer preventive screening for both male and female.

Power to women to conquer cancer

Breast and cervical cancer lead to thousands of premature deaths among women across the world. While breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, cervical cancer is the second most prevalent one. Both these diseases are likely to occur with the onset of adulthood. Unfortunately, the early stages breast cancer and cervical cancer do not exhibit any obvious symptoms.

However, early detection can help in successful survival. We at American Oncology Institute have designed a special screening package for women –

The only way to fight cancer is to detect it early

In recent times, India has seen a colossal increase in the incidence of cancer due to different factors varying from lifestyle related to genetics. More than 70% of cases report for treatment in the advanced stages of the disease. Numbers aside, the impact of cancer is far greater due to the immense emotional trauma associated with its diagnosis.

Apart from oral cancer, colorectal cancer and pancreatic cancer are common among Indians. American Oncology Institute has put together special screening packages to help you detect the disease early and be part of your endeavour to conquer the disease.

Cancer Screening Packages

In case you have any query, book an appointment online or call our cancer counselor at 040 671 99 999 or email us at contactus@americanoncology.com