Thoracic Cancer Basics
Thoracic cancer includes lung cancer, carcinoid-induced lung tumors, spinal cord cancer, and thymic malignancies.
There are two main types of lung cancer:
- Non-small cellular cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer.
- Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is not as common as NSCLC, but more commonly occurs in people who smoke, and spreads quickly through the body.
Why You Should Choose the Cancer Solutions
The Cancer Solutions thoracic oncology team consists of cancer specialists in Kolkata with experience in treating various conditions of thoracic cancer, including:
- Benign and Malignant Pleural Conditions
- Oesophageal Cancer
- Chest Wall Tumours
- Lung Cancer
- Internal Tumours
- Metastatic to Pulmonary Disease
At the Cancer Solutions, we treat lung cancer with advanced care, greater access to clinical trials, and personalized treatment programs.
Thoracic Cancer Surgery in Kolkata
Thoracic cancer doctors at our clinic in Kolkata use the latest research and technology to treat patients with thoracic cancer. Such treatments range from outpatient surgery (such as bronchoscopy) to complex surgery that requires one night or prolonged hospital stay (including thoracotomies to remove the lungs) from many robotic chest surgeries that use minimally invasive technology, leading to faster, more comfortable recovery with minimal infection.
Other surgeries performed by the oncologists in Kolkata include:
Rehabilitation of the chest wall
It involves removing part of the ribs and muscles of the chest wall to treat the tumor. It occurs when a tumor emerges from the chest wall or when lung cancer grows on the chest wall. The surgical procedure may or may not require the assistance of a plastic surgeon for further reconstruction.
VATS or Video-assisted thoracic surgery
It is a minimally invasive method in which your Cancer Solutions practitioner examines the begging space. Once the patient is under anesthesia, your doctor will use a thoracoscope, which is inserted into two small pieces. The cancer specialist may remove the fluid and examine it for possible side effects and other conditions. Depending on your condition of thoracic cancer, your doctor may use this method to remove part of the lungs.