How is lymphoma treatment in India?
T-cell lymphoma treatment in India is being provided at the most advanced cancer research institutes of Delhi, Mumbai and Nagpur. The concept of medical tourism is spreading rapidly around the world and many medical tourists are coming to get medical treatment in India from far off places like USA, Canada, UK and other countries of Europe and Africa. Patients from underdeveloped countries are also coming to get treatment for lymphoma cancer in India because the cost of this surgery in India is quite affordable to their pockets. In India most cancer surgery hospitals has a trained paramedical team that includes hematologists, radiation specialists, pathologists and medical oncologists. They also have caring and patient friendly nurses and other healthcare professionals. The doctors and hospitals of India have adequate experience of handling and solving cases of lymphoma cancer. Surgeons in India are often well known for their level of personal interaction with their patients.
What is lymphoma cancer?
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system that is the disease fighting network of the body. The lymphatic system is made up of many cells and organs including lymphatic nodes, liver, spleen and thymus gland. This system produces B-cells and T-cell lymphocytes that makes up your body’s immune system. These lymphocytes are spread throughout your body like the blood vessels of the patient. In lymphoma cancer the lymphocytes start multiplying in an abnormal pattern and begin to collect in certain portions of the lymphatic system like the lymph nodes. Since these cells travel between lymphatic and circulatory system while fighting infections and viruses therefore lymphomas are blood related cancers. The affected lymphocytes lose their infection fighting properties and thus make the patient more vulnerable to infection.
How is lymphoma cancer caused?
Lymphoma cancer is the result of those cells that grow in an uncontrolled way and do not die. Normal cells in the body follow a proper order path of growth, multiplication and death. When this order is broken then it causes lymphoma cancer.
Symptoms of lymphoma?
The main symptoms of lymphoma are unexplained weight loss, coughing trouble, chest pain, breathing pain, soaking night sweats, fatigue and feeling of fullness in the abdomen.
Treatments available for lymphoma
Following are the main treatments available for lymphoma:
1) Chemotherapy: This technique is widely used for treatment and cure of lymphoma. It is very often given in combination with radiotherapy. The type of chemotherapy a patient receives depends on the type and stage of lymphoma. In chemotherapy the patient is provided with chemical drugs that work to destroy the cancer cells inside the body. Medications are provided to the patients either orally or through injections with the blood stream.
2) Radiation Therapy: This kind of therapy is often used to cure the first and second stage of lymphoma cancer. In this technique radiations of high frequency are passed through the cancer cells. When the radiations strike the cancer cells at a high speed then these cells get destroyed.