Why Visit A Cancer Hospital?

Why Visit A Cancer Hospital?
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Cancer is a type of illness where some cells of the body are growing uncontrollably and outspread other parts of the body. The human body is made up of trillions of cells so cancer can be started from any part of the body.

Sometimes your damaged cells are growing in multiple numbers to form a cancerous tumor. In this context, you need to visit a cancer hospital in Siliguri for treatment. As per the requirements of physiology cells are grows and multiply to form some new cells and replace them with older ones.


Almost 100 types of cancer are seen. The types are determined by the affected organs’ or tissue’s name. Below are some types of cancer which start from particular types of cells:

  • Carcinoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Leukaemia
  • Melanoma
  • Spinal cord and brain tumour
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Characinoid Tumour
  • Neuroendocrine Tumour
  • Germ Cell Tumour


Symptoms vary depending on the infected organ. However, some basic symptoms are discussed below:

  • The lump part of the body is swelling which is felt under the skin
  • Weakness
  • Abnormal weight loss or gain
  • Changes in bowel movement
  • Engulfing issue
  • Indigestion issue
  • Lack of appetite
  • Unnatural fever
  • Night perspiration
  • Breathing trouble
  • Sudden bleeding


The reason behind cancer is the mutation of the DNA in cells. In the cells, DNA is wrapped into a huge number of individual genes. Each wrapper has contained different instructions about its performance and growing status. If any of the wrappers or cells has done an error abnormal cell growth is started and is indicated to the cancerous situation.


Your physician may apply several tests to confirm the diagnosis.

  • Physical Test- Your physician may touch the area where the lump or tumour is growing. In between times he or she looks out the changes in skin colour or swelling of the organ that may present.
  • Laboratory Exam- Your physician suggest you do blood and urine test. The result of this test may determine cancer.
  • Biopsy- Your healthcare providers are collecting a sample of cells from the affected area for biopsy. A biopsy is differed according to different cancer.
  • Imaging-The imaging test permits your physician to look at bones and inner organs in a noninvasive way. To diagnose cancer the most useable imaging tests are CT Scan, MRI, PET CT Scan, x-ray, USG, bone scan etc.


There are many ways in doctors' hands to treat cancer. The tools that doctors are generally used for treatment are:

  • Surgery- The main aim of surgery is to remove a cancerous tumour completely from the body.
  • Chemotherapy- In this treatment, some drugs are used to demise the cancerous cells
  • Radiation Therapy- In radiation therapy, an advanced power energy beam like an x-ray or protons beam is used. The machine here is generally placed on the affected area.
  • Bone Marrow Transplant- A bone marrow transplant is also referred to as a stem cell transplant. When your doctor is decided on a higher dosage of chemotherapy he suggests you bone marrow transplant. Bone marrow disease also receives this kind of treatment.

Apart from the above list, there are other types of treatment procedures like hormone therapy, immunotherapy, particular drug therapy etc. When you visit a cancer hospital in Siliguri your doctor will decide which treatment is suitable for you after diagnosing your stage.

There is some alternative medicines viz. acupuncture, meditation, yoga, relaxation system, and body massage may help you feel relief from the cancer treatment pain.

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Dr. Saptarshi Ghosh 0
Dr. Saptarshi is a Radiology & Medical Oncologist (Gold Medalist) offering his clinical expertise in highly advanced treatments to combat cancer in all its form...
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