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Any Other Treatments Cancers
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Directly into tumor: TACO ( Trans Arterial Chemo Perfusion ) Chemotherapy will have bad effects on normal tissue in order to minimize and to give more effective concentration of drugs , injected directly into blood vessel that supplies the tumor . some times done in advanced pancreatic tumors, liver etc. It needs a procedure catheters are placed into the artery near the tumor and removed when completed ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heck yea!: Otherwise i'd be out of a job... Many cancers are curable if detected early (thus the importance of screening). Others, like testicular cancer or lymphoma can be cured even in advanced stages. Of course, it is best to reduce the risk of ever getting it by living a healthy lifestyle. Look at the american cancer society and see their statistics of survival, you will be surprised. ...Read more
Surgery: For all early malignancies, treatment of choice is surgical removal with adequate margins. Chance of cure is high. This is seen following introduction of the Pap smear to detect early cervix cancer. As tumors get larger, neoadjuvant chemo and or RT are used to shrink tumor for resection. When RT and chemo are the only treatments there are no cures just interval of prolongation in survival. ...Read more
More and more word: is used , in addition to the traditional treatments ( like Chemo , radiation ) supplemented with various alternative treatments , herbal medicine , dietary supplements etc are added , with out disrupting regular treatments. More and more patients are choosing and oncological doctors are also encouraging . ...Read more
Is cancer natural?: Many chemotherapy drugs were originally derived from plants and other living things. This includes Taxol (paclitaxel) (from the Pacific Yew tree), daunorubicin (from Streptomyces peucetius) and etoposide (American Mayapple). To be safe and effective they must be highly purified and given in high doses. Whole foods, in contrast, are beneficial for good nutrition which is important; along with physical fitness. ...Read more
Immune stimulants: monoclonals targeting tumor targets are in place. Rituxan identifies with CD20 on lymphoma. Avastin (bevacizumab) attacks VEGF on tumors and Erbitux and Herceptin are against epidermal growth factors. More recently checkpoint inhibitors such as ant iCTLA4 and anti PD-1 introduced. New monoclonals in trial targeting post translational modifications of MUC5ac in pancreatic and colon cancer. ...Read more
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