What is the comparison between cancer and tumors? How treatment varies?


What is the comparison between cancer and tumors How treatment varies

What is the comparison between cancer and tumors? How treatment varies?

February 2, 2021

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Getting on-time treatment of lumps is an important step which you need to do. If you are in search of tumor treatment, then you should consult our oncologist for timely intervention. All thanks to advanced technology and improved techniques, the cancer treatment cost in India is affordable as compared to other countries.

 

Abnormal Cellular Growth

Cancer and tumors are poles apart.

Tumors

The tumor development occurs when a lump or lesion is formed in the body due to abnormal cellular growth

Cancer

When cancer cells are formed, the cellular growth is more than expected and it spreads to different body parts.

Nevertheless, the oncologist will use an MRI scan to detect what is the issue and suggest you the treatment plan accordingly.

Not all tumors are cancerous

  • Oncologists always tell us that all the categories of tumors are not cancerous. Some of them are benign tumors and in that case, the growth is limited to one part of the body. A tumor takes the form of cancer when it is in an uncontrollable state. It means the primary growth can trigger secondary growth, which in turn will affect all the body parts and can spread anywhere.
  • Like all tumors are not cancerous which means the differentiation is not done depending on the tumor growth. For instance: If the patient has blood cancer, no tumor is there. When the tumor is formed, the biopsy is essential to understand if the growth is benign or malignant.

Cancer can form due to a tumor or maybe not. Cancer comes under the category of harmful conditions which can even reach the abnormal cellular stage and controlling it will be extremely difficult.

How treatment of tumors and cancer is different?

Tumor and cancer treatment will vary a lot. The medications suggested to improve the condition will be different. All the categories of the tumor are not considered life-threatening. If the tumor is benign, then the doctor will suggest you get surgical intervention for the same.

The surgical approach will be determined through what is the size and location of the tumor. The recovery time takes months, so it is better that you prepare yourself accordingly.

Treatment for cancer

  • Surgery

Surgery is one of the preferred choices for patients who want to remove cancerous tissues.

  • Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy has improved the patient’s life to a great extent. During this approach powerful chemicals are used which kills the growth of cancer cells in the body.

  • Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation which allows the tumor cells to get shrunk and then the cancer cells are killed as DNA is damaged.

  • Gene therapy

The effectiveness of this therapy is in research and DNA is used as a pharmaceutical agent to kill cancer cells.