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Treatments of Cancer

Treatments of Cancer

Treatments of Cancer: There are many types of cancer treatment depending on the type of cancer. Most of the cancer treatment includes combination of treatments like surgery with chemotherapy or radiation therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy or hormone therapy.

Surgery: Surgery is a traditional form of cancer treatment which is the most effective method of eliminating cancer cells before it has spread to lymph nodes or distant sites.

  • Laser surgery
  • Electrosurgery
  • Cryosurgery

Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with one or more cytotoxic anti-neoplastic drugs (chemotherapeutic agents) as part of a standardized regimen which encompasses a variety of drugs divided into broad categories such as alkylating agents and antimetabolites. Traditional chemotherapeutic agents can be used for rapidly growing cancer cells.

Radiation Therapy: Common treatment uses high-energy particles or waves to destroy or damage cancer cells to keep them from spreading. It might get it along with surgery or chemotherapy.

Stem Cell (Bone Marrow) Transplant: Usage of chemo or radiation to destroy as many cancer cells as possible and try to replace them with healthy stem cells from bone marrow or blood.

Immunotherapy (Biological Therapy): The therapy by which body gets the immune system to fight cancer

Targeted Drug Therapy: In which drugs work against specific parts of cancer cells to keep them from growing or spreading.

Alternative Medicine: Alternative medicine is the term used in medical treatments which may be used instead of traditional therapies not part of the conventional standard of cancer care includes special diet and exercises, herbs, devices and manual procedures.

  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Music therapy

Laser Therapy: The term “laser” stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, has many wavelengths and spreads in all directions. Laser therapy uses high-intensity light to treat cancer and other illnesses. It can be used to shrink or destroy tumors or precancerous growths, most commonly used to treat superficial cancers like skin cancer, early stages of cancer.

Palliative Care: The care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease in a human being, usually provided by palliative care specialists, health care practitioners who were certified in palliative care. Patients may receive palliative care in hospitals, an outpatient clinic, a long-term care facility or at home under the guidance of a physician.

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