Tropic Of Cancer

December 25th, 2010  |  Published in Health

Cancer is caused when external agents – such as ultraviolet and ionizing radiation, viruses, toxins and chemical carcinogens – trigger changes in the genes responsible for cell growth and repair.

Seven Signs of Cancer

Most cancers don’t cause obvious symptoms or pain until in the advanced stages. Even when symptoms appear, they are often mistaken for signs of other less-threatening diseases. Among the common symptoms are…

  • A sore that does not heal
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge
  • Thickening or lump in any part of the body
  • Difficulty swallowing or chronic indigestion
  • A change in the size or texture of a mole or wart
  • A nagging cough or hoarseness
  • Changes in bowel or bladder habits

What’s New In Treatment

Flexibility and precision new radiation systems such as Norvalis and CyberKinfe allow radiosurgeons to deliver high doses of radiation to tumours and lesions deep within the body without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue and organs.

FAST: High Speed delivery of radiation to the tumour

NON INVASIVE: Frameless radio surgery

ACCURATE: Required radiation doses reach tumours deep inside body/brain

FLEXIBLE ACCURATE: Can treat moving tumours, such as those in the lungs and liver

MALLEABLE: Shapes the radiation beam according to the shape of the tumour/lesion

ALTERNATIVE TO SURGERY: A good option for those who cannot undergo a surgery


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