Lung Cancer Treatment In India

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Lung cancer treatment in India facts

There is no doubt that lung cancer treatment in India has improved over the years, but it’s still not to the same level or expertise of the hospitals located in the west or in china, these hospitals uses innovative therapies and latest technologies. After you have spent some time in studying various lung cancer treatment in India, you would know that many hospital in India is still using older technologies for lung cancer treatment in India. As we all know cancer therapies research for cancer treatment is done mostly in the west or in china, and most of these latest technologies and therapies is not used for lung cancer treatment in India due to many others reasons, so it is also important to know about the new therapies available for lung cancer treatment.

List of effective therapies for lung cancer treatment

Some of the below given therapies is started to be given to the patients for the lung cancer treatment in India, but the expertise required to use these therapies for lung cancer treatment is still not as expected. Below mentioned therapies is operated considering various factors such as age, cancer stage and suffering disease etc. Through research it has been found that use of these therapies has been very effective in terms of lung cancer treatment and its recurrence. Also note that some of the given therapies might not be used in India for lung cancer treatment.

  • 1. Cryosurgical Ablation (CSA) :

    Cryosurgery is used for lung cancer treatment in India and it is an important ablation technique for tumors. It destroys tumors by cycles of freezing and thawing. Cryosurgery's destructive effects on tumors are due to two major mechanisms, one immediate, the other delayed. The immediate mechanism is the damaging effect of freezing and thawing the cells. The delayed mechanism is the progressive failure of microcirculation; ultimately, vascular stasis becomes operative as an important cause of tumor tissue destruction. Once the temperature falls below -40oC, ice crystals may form within the cells. Once it occurs, cell death is almost certain. During cryosurgery, progressive failure of microcirculation occurs due to a cascade of events: endothelial layer destruction causing vessel walls to become porous, interstitial edema, platelet aggregation, microthrombii, and ultimately vascular congestion and obliteration. It was theorized that during cryosurgery, the immune system of the host became sensitized to the tumor being destroyed by the cryosurgery. Any primary tumor tissue undamaged by the cryosurgery and the metastases were destroyed by the immune system after cryosurgery. This response was termed the "cryo-immunological response". Cryosurgical ablation is effective for lung cancer treatment but still there is no expertise in India to use these therapies on cancer patients. Learn More ....

  • 2. Seed Knife Therapy (Brachytherapy)

    Seed Knife Therapy (Brachytherapy) is used for lung cancer treatment in India, Seed implantation with iodine-125 or palladium-103 seeds (brachytherapy) is a highly effective treatment for patients with cancer. Brachytherapy requires no surgical incision, offers patients a shorter recovery time, and has less chance of troubling side effects. For example, for prostate cancer, brachytherapy is an outpatient procedure and most patients go home the same day as their treatment. They can also return to their normal activities a few days after treatment. Seed implantation takes only 45 minutes to 1 hour. Seed implantation with iodine-125 seed gives a lower dose rate of radiation than palladium-103. Because iodine-125 works in your body longer than palladium-103, it is ideal for treating slow growing tumors such as most prostate cancers. The 125 iodine seeds-which have a half -life of 59 days-release a short-course of gamma ray. The seeds implanted into cancerous masses and nearby tissue radiate targeted cells and ultimately destroy cancer. This prevents unnecessarily exposing the whole body to radiation. This therapy is the best treatment for lung cancer. Learn More...

  • 3. Percutaneous Ablation

    This therapy is still not used for lung cancer treatment in India and it is still very effective for lung cancer treatment. Thermal injury to cells begins at 42 ? Only 8 minutes at 46 ? is needed to kill malignant cells, and 51 ? can be lethal after only 2 minutes. At temperatures above 60 ? intracellular proteins are denatured (killed) rapidly, cell membranes are destroyed through dissolution and the melting of lipid bilayers, and lastly, cell death is inevitable. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a new technique for treating tumors localized to certain organs. A needle electrode is advanced into the targeted tumors via either a percutaneous, laparoscopic, or open (operation) route. The RF energy causes the tissue around the tip of the probe to heat up to a high temperature above which cells break apart and die. For eradication of all cancerous cells, the goal is to place the probes so that they destroy the entire tumor plus an adequate "rim" of non-cancerous tissue around it. Percutaneous Ablation therapy is very effective for lung cancer treatment but very rarely used in India on cancer patients. Learn More....

    Percutaneous Ablation for lung cancer treatment

  • 4. Combined Immunotherapy

    Immunotherapy is used for lung cancer treatment in India, Immunotherapy, also known as CIC-combined immunotherapy for cancer-has increasingly become the focus for cancer researchers. The past 10 years have seen an increased understanding of immuno-surveillance and appreciation of the mechanisms by which tumors escape its notice. This has led to the development of promising new strategies against cancer, such as immunotherapy, which is focused on increasing of the body’s natural immune functions against cancer cells. This treatment has had some of the most exciting and consistently successful results. Fuda Cancer Hospital has had great achievements in the field of cryosurgery for cancer. Fuda is the leading medical organization for cryosurgery in the world, and its success has been confirmed by many specialists, including the International Society of Cryosurgery. Fuda Cancer Hospital was the first to propose and implement CIC in combination with cryosurgery, and since then, the immunotherapy/cryosurgery model has been a hallmark of Fuda Cancer Hospital-Guangzhou. Learn More...

  • 5. Targeted Chemotherapy

    Targeted Chemotherapy is used for lung cancer treatment in India, this therapy is very effective as it leaves minimal side effect as compared to traditional chemotherapy. Targeted therapies are drugs or other substances designed to block the growth and spread of cancer by preventing cancer cells from dividing or by destroying them directly. While standard chemotherapy affects all cells in the body, targeted therapy directs drugs or other specially created substances (e.g.,  immune system proteins developed in the lab) to attack cancer cells. The goal of targeted therapy is to interfere with genes or proteins involved in tumor growth to block the spread of the disease.

    By targeting specific molecules that are responsible for the growth, progression and spread of cancer, targeted therapy differs from standard chemotherapy, which attacks the disease systemically and, therefore, also damages healthy cells. Because targeted therapy specifically seeks out cancer cells, it is designed to reduce the harm to healthy cells, which may lead to fewer side effects than standard chemotherapy.

    Targeted therapies serve as the foundation of precision medicine, which uses information about a tumor’s DNA profile to identify additional treatment options. Tailored treatments target abnormalities that may be found in each tumor’s DNA profile. This innovation marks a shift from traditional treatments designed for the average patient, toward more precise therapies.

    Targeted therapy is an evolving science, and not all cancer types may be treated with targeted drugs. Several targeted therapies have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in cancer treatment, including hormone therapies, signal transduction inhibitors, apoptosis inducers, gene expression modulators, angiogenesis inhibitors and toxin delivery molecules. This treatment is very effective for lung cancer treatment in India. Learn more....

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  • 6. Microsphere Interventional Chemo

    Microsphere Interventional Chemo is not used for lung cancer treatment in India, this therapy is very effective as it leaves minimal side effect as compared to other chemotherapy. When patients are treated with general chemotherapy, chemo medicine will naturally spread throughout the body. Unfortunately, the drug distribution is not limited to only cancerous areas, but healthy areas as well. For this reason, general chemo has strong side effects, and is not particularly successful as a therapy. Therefore, we promote transarterial chemo-injection instead of systemic chemotherapy. In this procedure, we insert a catheter and give chemo medicine through the artery that supplies blood to the cancerous area. The advantage is a big increase in drug density inside cancer within a short period of time. The disadvantage is that the high drug density inside cancer is difficult to maintain, because the chemo medicine will eventually spread to the rest of the body quickly via the bloodstream. However, in this procedure, the side effects are less than the effects associated with systemic chemotherapy. At Fuda, we are researching whether there is an effective way to keep the chemo medicine staying at the cancer site as long as possible, instead of spreading to the whole body, which may cause the many side effects.

    Cancer Microvessel Intervention (CMI) combines different chemo medicines into a fine grain particle. By using superselective catheterization, this fine grain particle will be distributed inside the artery which supplies the target cancer. The fine grain particle of chemo medicine will stay inside tumor tissue and maintain a high density for a long period of time. CMI is based on the following theory: there are a lot of gaps among the cancer capillary endothelial cells, and tight junctions among the normal capillary endothelial cells. The fine grain chemo particle will go inside the interstitial space of cancer tissue, which causes an increase in osmotic stress, selectively constricts the cancer micro-capillary, and then blocks the blood flow. Therefore, the fine grain particle will stay inside the tumor for a relatively long time. Meanwhile, because of its small size, there will not be embolism (blockage) in the normal capillary. Because we are able to use less chemo medicine, the side effects on the entire body are much less than those of systemic chemotherapy. Microsphere Interventional Chemo has been very effective in lung cancer treatment. Learn More....

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Available therapies for lung cancer treatment in India

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted treatments and immunotherapy—alone or in combination—are used for lung cancer treatment in India. Each of these types of treatments may cause different side effects.

Surgery

Most stage I and stage II non-small cell lung cancers are treated with surgery to remove the tumor. For this procedure, a surgeon removes the lobe, or section, of the lung containing the tumor. Some surgeons use video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). For this procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision, or cut, in the chest and inserts a tube called a thoracoscope. The thoracoscope has a light and a tiny camera connected to a video monitor so that the surgeon can see inside the chest. A lung lobe can then be removed through the scope, without making a large incision in the chest. Surgery is used for Non-Small Cell lung cancer treatment in India. Read More

Chemotherapy and Radiation

Chemotherapy and Radiation is used for lung cancer treatment in India. For people with non-small cell lung tumors that can be surgically removed, evidence suggests that chemotherapy after surgery, known as “adjuvant chemotherapy,” may help prevent the cancer from returning. This is particularly true for patients with stage II and IIIA disease. Questions remain about whether adjuvant chemotherapy applies to other patients and how much they benefit. For people with stage III lung cancer that cannot be removed surgically, doctors typically recommend chemotherapy in combination with definitive (high-dose) radiation treatments. In stage IV lung cancer, chemotherapy is typically the main treatment. In stage IV patients, radiation is used only for palliation of symptoms. The chemotherapy treatment plan for lung cancer often consists of a combination of drugs. Among the drugs most commonly used are cisplatin (Platinol) or carboplatin (Paraplatin) plus docetaxel (Taxotere), gemcitabine (Gemzar), paclitaxel (Taxol and others), vinorelbine (Navelbine and others), or pemetrexed (Alimta). There are times when these treatments may not work. Or, after these drugs work for a while, the lung cancer may come back. In such cases, doctors often prescribe a second course of drug treatment referred to as second-line chemotherapy. Learn More

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Targeted Treatments

Targeted treatment is used for lung cancer treatment in India. One of the most exciting developments in lung cancer medicine is the introduction of targeted treatments. Unlike chemotherapy drugs, which cannot tell the difference between normal cells and cancer cells, targeted therapies are designed specifically to attack cancer cells by attaching to or blocking targets that appear on the surfaces of those cells. People who have advanced lung cancer with certain molecular biomarkers may receive treatment with a targeted drug alone or in combination with chemotherapy. These treatments for lung cancer include: Erlotinib (Tarceva and others),Afatinib (Gilotrif),Bevacizumab (Avastin),Crizotinib (Xalkori) and Ceritinib (Zykadia). Learn More

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is used for lung cancer treatment in India. Immunotherapy has recently emerged as a new treatment option for certain lung cancers. While any cancer treatment can cause side effects, immunotherapy is generally well-tolerated; this is in part due to its mechanism of action. Our immune system is constantly working to keep us healthy. It recognizes and fights against danger, such as infections, viruses, and growing cancer cells. In general terms, immunotherapy uses our own immune system as a treatment against cancer. In March 2015, the FDA approved the immunotherapy nivolumab (Opdivo) for the treatment of metastatic squamous NSCLC which was unsuccessfully treated with chemotherapy. Nivolumab works by interfering with a molecular “brake” known as PD-1 that prevents the body’s immune system from attacking tumors. Read more on Immunotherapy.

Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

For practical reasons, small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is usually staged as either limited or extensive. In most cases, SCLC has already spread by the time it is found (even if the spread is not seen on imaging tests), so chemotherapy (chemo) is usually part of treatment if a person is healthy enough.

Treating limited stage SCLC

Stage I cancers

Names of the therapies suggested for lung cancer treatment in India is given below. If you only have one small tumor in your lung and there is no evidence of cancer in lymph nodes or elsewhere, your doctors may recommend surgery to remove the tumor and the nearby lymph nodes. Very few patients with SCLC are treated this way. This is only an option if you are in fairly good health and can withstand having all or part of a lung removed. Before the operation, the lymph nodes in your chest will be checked for cancer spread with mediastinoscopy or other tests, because surgery is unlikely to be a good option if the cancer has spread. Surgery is generally followed by chemotherapy. If cancer is found in the lymph nodes that were removed, radiation therapy to the chest is usually advised as well. The radiation is often given at the same time as the chemo. Although this increases the side effects of treatment, it appears to be more effective than giving one treatment after the other. You might not be given radiation therapy if you already have severe lung disease (in addition to your cancer) or other serious health problems. Generally radiation therapy is given for lung cancer treatment in India, in about half of people with SCLC, the cancer will eventually spread to the brain if no preventive measures are taken. For this reason, you may be given radiation therapy to the head (called prophylactic cranial irradiation, or PCI) to try to prevent this. The radiation is usually given in low doses. Still, some patients may have side effects from the radiation.

Other limited stage cancers

For most people with limited stage SCLC, surgery is not an option because the tumor is too large, it’s in a place that can’t be removed easily, or it has spread to nearby lymph nodes or other places in the lung. If you are in good health, the standard treatment is chemo plus radiation to the chest given at the same time (called concurrent chemoradiation). The chemo drugs used are usually etoposide plus either cisplatin or carboplatin. Concurrent chemoradiation can help people with limited stage SCLC live longer and give them a better chance at cure than giving one treatment (or one treatment at a time). The downside is that this combination has more side effects than either chemo or radiation alone, and it can be hard to take. People who aren’t healthy enough for chemoradiation are usually treated with chemo by itself. This may be followed by radiation to the chest. Read more

Treating extensive stage SCLC

Extensive stage SCLC has spread too far for surgery or radiation therapy to be useful as the initial treatment. If you have extensive SCLC and are in fairly good health, chemotherapy (chemo) can often shrink the cancer, treat your symptoms, and help you live longer. The most common chemo combination is etoposide plus either cisplatin or carboplatin. Most people will have their cancer shrink significantly with chemo, and in some the cancer may no longer be seen on imaging tests. Unfortunately, the cancer will still return at some point in almost all people with extensive stage SCLC. If the cancer responds well to chemo, radiation treatments to the chest may be given. This can help people with extensive stage SCLC live longer. Radiation to the brain (known as prophylactic cranial irradiation, or PCI) may also be considered to help prevent cancer progression in the brain. Generally radiation therapy is also given for lung cancer treatment in India. Read more

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Advanced stage lung cancer treatment in India

Please note all the mentioned therapies given below, only few is being used in India for advanced stage lung cancer treatment. There are four basic ways for lung cancer treatment : surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted lung cancer treatment therapy.
Lung cancer treatment options and recommendations depend on several factors, including the type and stage of cancer, possible side effects, and overall health. Take time to learn about all treatment options and be sure to ask questions about things that are unclear.

Surgery- The aim of surgery is to remove the part of the lung containing cancer for treatment. Surgery is most commonly used for Non Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Chemotherapy-Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to cure or control lung cancer. Chemotherapy drugs can be given on their own or with each other (in combination). Many lung cancer patients receive a combination of two or three chemotherapy drugs.

Biological therapy-Biological therapy uses the body's immune system for lung cancer treatment. Every patient's disease is different and doctors can now test your tumor following a biopsy to see whether it will respond to certain biological therapies.

Radiotherapy-Radiotherapy is the use of high-energy rays that are aimed directly at your tumor or to areas that lung cancer may have spread to, to kill or shrink the cancer cells. In lung cancer treatment, external beam radiotherapy is the most common type used.

Depending upon cancer type advanced treatment therapies are used to treat lung cancer patients at Fuda are Cryosurgical Ablation (CSA), Seed Knife Therapy (Brachytherapy), Percutaneous Ablation, Combined Immunotherapy, Microsphere Interventional Chemo.

These treatment has been found very effective for advanced stage lung cancer treatment, with biggest advantage being Lesser Recurrence Rate and having minimal Side-Effects. Many of this therapies are not available in India and this therapies has been found very effective compared to traditional therapy given at any other hospital in India. For more information on lung cancer treatment in India contact us.

Lung cancer treatment – Introduction

More than 92,000 men and 80,000 women are diagnosed each year with cancer of the lungs and bronchi (the air tubes leading to the lungs). Among men, the incidence of lung cancer has been declining, but it continues to increase among women. The number of lung cancer deaths among women surpasses those from breast cancer.
The lungs are two large organs made of spongy tissue, which lie inside the chest under the rib cage. When we breathe in, the lungs absorb oxygen and deliver it to the bloodstream. The oxygenated blood is then pumped throughout the body by the heart. When we exhale, the lungs remove carbon dioxide, a waste gas, from the bloodstream.
Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the lung. Normal lung tissue is made up of cells that are programmed by nature to create lungs of a certain shape and function. Sometimes the instructions to a cell go haywire these cells then start to reproduce in an uncontrolled manner without regard for the shape and function of a lung. This leads to formation of tumors that clog up the lung and make it stop functioning.
Lung Cancer treatment involves more than just routine medical diagnosis, hospitalised care or surgery. When confronted by lung cancer, patients seek professional help and advice from their doctors, and also rely on support from family members, peers and fellow patients.
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Lung cancer sign and symptoms

Symptoms of lung cancer are varied depending upon widespread tumor.
No symptoms In up to 25% of people who get lung cancer, the cancer is first discovered on a routine chest X-ray or CT scan.
The growth of the cancer and invasion of lung tissues and surrounding tissue may interfere with breathing, leading to symptoms such as shortness of breath, shoulder pain that travels down the outside of the arm.
A cough that does not go away or gets worse.
Hoarseness.
Coughing up blood or rust-colored sputum.
Shortness of breath.
Chest pain that is often worse with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing.
Nonspecific symptoms seen with many cancers, including lung cancers, include weight loss, weakness, andfatigue. Psychological symptoms such as depression and mood changes are also common.

Lung cancer treatment at fuda cancer hospital

The hospital for lung cancer treatment in India doesn’t offer latest effective therapies, so we recommend to read all the therapies available at Fuda cancer hospital for better treatment of cancer. We have an information center & administration office in Mumbai, India. All the treatment procedures are performed at our main center - Fuda Cancer Hospital - Guangzhou, China. The type of therapies given for the treatment of lung cancer depends upon the condition of a patient, so the treatment plan can differ from one patient to another patient. Fuda cancer hospital is a Clinical Cancer Speciality Centre and is well known for its research work in the field of cancer treatment. We have been awarded by international organisation for our achievement in cancer research and its treatments. Advanced technology is being used to treat cancer patient at fuda cancer hospital which are not available at any other hospital in India. Depending upon cancer type advanced therapies that are used to treat lung cancer patients at fuda are Cryosurgical Ablation (CSA), Seed Knife Therapy (Brachytherapy), Percutaneous Ablation, Combined Immunotherapy, Microsphere Interventional Chemo. This lung cancer treatment has been found very effective, with biggest advantage being Lesser Recurrence Rate and having minimal Side-Effects. Many of this therapies are not available in India and this therapies has been found very effective compared to traditional therapy given at any other hospital in India. Therapies given at fuda cancer hospital has been found very effective even for the patient suffering from last stage lung cancer. For more information on lung cancer treatment in India contact us. For more information, visit this link lung cancer treatment.

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What makes us different than others - Fuda Cancer Hospital

  • Fuda Cancer hospital spends millions of dollars each year in the field of cancer research.
  • We have discovered effective cancer therapies to treat cancer patients and we have performed Cryosurgical ablation on more than 10,000 cancer patients from all over the world (till Aug 2014).
  • We are among top three hospitals in the world for cancer treatment
  • We are only hospital in the world to treat record number of foreign patients.
  • We are only hospital in the world specialized in treating advanced stage pancreatic cancer.
  • We have been awarded by international organization for our achievements in the field of cancer research and treatments.
  • Therapies given at Fuda are safe, effective, less painful, and minimally invasive, unlike other therapies (such as chemotherapy etc.) which are more painful and also it leaves many side effects to all organs.
  • We treat all types of cancers like Liver cancer, Lung cancer, Breast cancer etc.
  • Targeted chemotherapy – Traditional Chemotherapy affects all the healthy organs in the body (having side effects to all organs) whereas targeted chemotherapy treats cancer and affects only cancerous organs, so minimal side effects occurs.
  • Fuda is well-known for their minimally invasive therapies, innovative treatments and conventional methods of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery.
  • Low cost cancer treatment.
  • Therapies which we provide to treat cancer are not available at any other hospital in India.
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More about lung cancer treatment in india

Lung cancer treatment options are partly based on the cancer stage, contact us for assistant in lung cancer treatment. Studies have shown that people have better outcomes in cancer programs that treat a high level of patients. We have one of the most active lung cancer treatment programs in India. We offer many innovative lung cancer treatment. For more information about lung cancer treatment you can contact us fuda hospital.


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