Track: Treatments of Cancer

Treatments of Cancer

Sub-Track:

Cancer Treatments: Depending on the type of cancer, there are a variety of cancer treatments available. The majority of cancer therapies comprise a combination of treatments such as surgery followed by chemotherapy or radiation, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or hormone therapy.

Surgery is a classic cancer treatment that is the most effective way of removing cancer cells before they spread to lymph nodes or distant locations.
Chemotherapy is the use of one or more cytotoxic anti-neoplastic medications (chemotherapeutic agents) in the treatment of cancer as part of a standardized regimen. Chemotherapy includes a wide range of drugs grouped into broad categories such as alkylating agents and antimetabolites. Traditional chemotherapeutic drugs can be utilized to treat cancer cells that are quickly developing.

Radiation Therapy is a common treatment that involves the use of high-energy particles or waves to destroy or harm cancer cells in order to prevent them from spreading. It's possible that it'll be treated with surgery or chemotherapy.

Stem Cell (Bone Marrow) Transplantation: Using chemo or radiation to kill as many cancer cells as possible and replacing them with healthy stem cells from bone marrow or blood.

Immunotherapy (Biological Therapy) is a treatment that helps the body's immune system fight cancer.

Drugs that target specific portions of cancer cells to prevent them from growing or spreading are known as targeted medication therapy.

Alternative Medicine: Alternative medicine refers to medical treatments that are not part of the normal standard of cancer care and may be utilised instead of orthodox therapy. These treatments include particular diets and exercises, herbs, gadgets, and manual procedures.
  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Music therapy
The name "laser" refers to light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, which comes in a variety of wavelengths and spreads out in all directions. To cure cancer and other disorders, laser treatment employs high-intensity light. It can decrease or kill tumors or precancerous growths, and it's most typically used to treat superficial diseases like skin cancer in the early stages.

Palliative Care: Care offered to improve the quality of life of patients with a serious or life-threatening disease, usually administered by palliative care experts, who are health care practitioners who have received certification in palliative care. Under the supervision of a physician, patients may get palliative care in hospitals, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, or at home.