Content

Cancer scenario 2015, Guwahati.

Saturday, 13th June 2015, 7:00 pm at Hotel Radisson Blu, Guwahati

Thoracic Cancer

Onkaulogy Kombine is the premiere cancer treatment centre for Thoracic cancer and we perform countless thoracic procedures annually with many being performed using minimally-invasive techniques and cutting-edge technology.

Thoracic cancers are primarily cancers arising in the chest, including lung, esophageal, and mediastinal tumors, as well as metastases to the chest from other tumor sites.

Efforts are directed at improving treatment results by utilizing minimally invasive techniques and combining surgery with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, gene therapy and novel therapeutics.

Surgical advances in thoracic cancers including lung, esophagus and lung metastases have been slow to develop, even though these cancers are among the most common clinical problems. Clinical and laboratory research is vital to making progress in treatment.

Diagnosis
Early and precise diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and other thoracic cancers is important for successful treatment. Onkaulogy Kombine offers you the most advanced diagnostic methods and tools including:

  • ET (positron emission tomography) scans
  • Brain MRI may be indicated to determine if there is spread to this organ, for which PET is not reliable
  • High-resolution CT (computed tomography) scans
  • Endobronchial and esophageal ultrasound
  • Advanced bronchoscopic imaging
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
  • Mediastinoscopy

Staging

  • A chest X-ray or CT scan of the chest will usually demonstrate anodule or mass in the lung.
  • Sometimes a tissue diagnosis is obtained bybronchoscopy or transthoracic needle biopsy prior to further staging and therapy, but in many cases it is appropriate to proceed directly to surgical procedures with only radiology studies having been completed before surgery.

Treatments
Lung cancer and other thoracic cancers often are complex and challenging cancers that may require multiple types of treatment. Our teams of surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists specialize in thoracic cancers. They focus a remarkable amount of talent and expertise on you, providing personal, customized care.

    We offer the most-advanced treatment options for thoracic cancers including:

  • Less-invasive surgical techniques
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Four-dimensional radiation therapy
  • Image-guided radiation therapy
  • Stereotactic radiation therapy
  • Techniques to help save lung function
  • Targeted therapies

Staging

  • A chest X-ray or CT scan of the chest will usually demonstrate anodule or mass in the lung.
  • Sometimes a tissue diagnosis is obtained bybronchoscopy or transthoracic needle biopsy prior to further staging and therapy, but in many cases it is appropriate to proceed directly to surgical procedures with only radiology studies having been completed before surgery.

Treatments
Lung cancer and other thoracic cancers often are complex and challenging cancers that may require multiple types of treatment. Our teams of surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists specialize in thoracic cancers. They focus a remarkable amount of talent and expertise on you, providing personal, customized care.

    We offer the most-advanced treatment options for thoracic cancers including:

  • Less-invasive surgical techniques
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Four-dimensional radiation therapy
  • Image-guided radiation therapy
  • Stereotactic radiation therapy
  • Techniques to help save lung function
  • Targeted therapies