Cancer is a medical condition where there is an abnormal and uncontrolled multiplication of body cells. This group of mutant cells migrates and invades other parts of the body through blood and lymph. Manifestation of the disease is in the form of a tumour, which usually forms a tissue.
There has been a radical progress in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and cancer survivors are living longer than ever before. Increased awareness and advent of innovative technology in cancer care has made early detections possible. This has been the reason for high rate of survival among the patients. The medical specialty of Oncology in tandem with other specialties like neurosurgery, plastic & reconstructive surgery, urology and others provides solutions for cancer.
With latest amenities like CT Scans, X-rays, blood tests, endoscopes, pap smears and biopsies we now have access to accurate diagnosis and advanced treatment facilities. Depending on the nature and stage of cancer, a wide range of treatments including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy are available along with newly-emerging options like nuclear medicine and stem cell transplants.