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Diagnostic Approaches

Medical Treatment  

Medical treatment is considered necessary as it aims to achieve a cure for any disease allowing the individual to live long

Endoscopy  

An Endoscopy is a procedure where the surgeon uses specialized instruments to examine and operate on the body’s internal organs and vessels.

Biopsy  

A Biopsy is the removal of tissue from any part of the body, to examine for the disease. Some biopsies may be required

What is a Biopsy?  

A Biopsy is the removal of tissue from any part of the body, to examine for the disease. Some biopsies may be required

Advantages of Radioimmunotherapy  

RIT offers more personalized Cancer Treatment because radiopharmaceuticals can be tailored to the unique biologic characteristics

What conditions are treated with radioimmunotherapy?  

There are two RIT agents approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Zevalin and Bexxar. immunotherapy

What is Radioimmunotherapy  

Radioimmunotherapy (RIT) involves a small amount of radioactive material (radionuclide) — that is combined with a molecule engineered

Types of Immunotherapy  

Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory produced antibodies designed to recognize and bind to specific receptors found on the surface of cells.

Side Effects of Immunotherapy  

Immunotherapy can cause side effects, many of which happen when the immune system that has been revved-up to act against the cancer

Immunotherapy Work Against Cancer  

As part of its normal function, the immune system detects and destroys abnormal cells and most likely prevents

How is Immunotherapy Given?  

Intravenous (IV): The Immunotherapy goes directly into a vein. Oral: The Immunotherapy comes in pills or capsules that you swallow.

Why is Immunotherapy Needed?  

Immunotherapy has the potential to achieve durable clinical responses in some patients. In addition, an improved quality of life

What is Immunotherapy in Cancer?  

Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that uses the body’s own immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells.

Immunotherapy  

Immunotherapy

Ultrasound for Cancer  

An Ultrasound technique is a non-invasive diagnostic technique (the skin is not pierced) that is used to determine structures

MRI Scan for Cancer  

The MRI is a large, cylindrical (tube-shaped) system that generates a powerful magnetic field around the patient

Flouroscopy for Cancer  

Fluoroscopy is study of moving body structures – similar to “film” x-ray, continuous x-ray beam is transmitted through inspecting component

PET Scan for Cancer  

Positron emission tomography is sophisticated radiology technique that has been used analyze different body tissues to distinguish diseases

CT scan for Cancer  

A CT or CAT scan is a diagnostic imaging technique which uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce horizontal

X-ray for Cancer  

X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to create images on a film or digital media of the internal tissues

What are Diagnostic Imaging Tests  

Diagnostic imaging lets doctors seek answers about a medical condition within the body. There are a number of devices and techniques

Imaging Test  

Diagnostic imaging lets doctors seek answers about a medical condition within the body. There are a number of devices and techniques

Tumor Markers  

Tumor markers are substances either released by cancer cells into the blood or urine or substances created

Urinalysis  

A Urinalysis is a group of tests done to examine your urine (pee). It finds and measures substances such as electrolytes

Complete Blood Count (CBC)  

A complete blood count is blood test that examines numbers and features of blood cells. Three types of cells it examines are red blood cells

Blood Tests  

Your evaluation can include conducting different Blood Tests including (but not limited to) cell counts, assessing various blood chemistries

Lab Tests  

Clinical chemistry uses chemical methods to determine the levels in body fluids and tissues of chemical components.

Overview of Lab Tests  

Clinical chemistry uses chemical methods to determine the levels in body fluids and tissues of chemical components.

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery  

VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) is a type of minimally invasive thoracic Surgery performed with a thoracoscope.

High-intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)  

High intensity focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a treatment that tries to destroy cancer cells with high-frequency sound waves.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery  

Stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, is a means of administering radiation to brain tumours. It is used for treating tumours