Cancer is the uncontrolled abnormal cell growth anywhere in the body. There are over 200 types of cancer that can develop anywhere in the body. Cancer begins when genetic changes interfere with the orderly process of growing, ageing, dying and replacing cells. Uncontrollable growth of cells occurs to form a mass called a tumor. A tumor can be considered cancerous or malignant when it starts to grow and spread to other parts of the body.
Four main types of cancer are:
Carcinomas- Most common type of cancer that begins in the skin or the tissue that covers the surface of internal organs and glands. Carcinomas usually form solid tumors like prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer.
Sarcomas- Begins in the tissues like fat, muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, blood vessels, lymph vessels, cartilage, or bone that support and connect the body.
Leukemias- Cancer of the blood caused due to uncontrollable growth of healthy blood cells. The main types of leukemia are acute lymphocytic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, and chronic myeloid leukemia.
Lymphomas- A type of cancer that begins in the lymphatic system like the Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The treatment for cancer depends on the type and stage of cancer. Diagnosis and treatment for cancer can be done at the same time if the cancer is entirely surgically removed at the time of biopsy. Treatment for cancer in some cases may be of one kind, but in most cases it’s a combination of multiple treatments. For understanding the treatment for cancer one must learn and think about it thoroughly. It may be overwhelming and confusing but talking with your doctor can help you feel more in control. The options of treatment for cancer in India include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, palliative care, participating in a clinical trial and active surveillance, also called watchful waiting.
Caretaking of a cancer patient who’s undergone or is undergoing treatment is of utmost importance as these patients require constant care. Cancer care at home for such a patient can be challenging. Emoha Elder Care offers comprehensive treatment for cancer and cancer care solutions to elderly battling with cancer in India. Facilities ranging from chemo port care to managing side effects of chemo to end-of-life or palliative care by full-time trained care angels help ease life for a cancer patient are all part of our cancer care. Counselling sessions and educating on chemo port care and PICC lines by a nurse are also offered under Smart Home Care plans. A customized cancer care plan can be prepared keeping in mind the requirement of your elderly to provide them with the best care possible. Emoha Elder Care helps smoothen the journey of an elderly battling cancer by providing them the best cancer care.
If you wish to know more about our cancer care plans or have queries regarding treatment for cancer, feel free to reach out to us on 1800-123-445555.