Treatment For Cancer
Treating cancer has main four goals to cure, control or to arrest tumor growth, palliation or to alleviate symptoms and prophylaxis for patient with high risk of tumor development or recurrence. Cancer treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and hormone therapy. Surgery it is the oldest treatment fir cancer. It involves the removal of the principal deposits of cancer. And the healthy tissue closing the tumor and probably adjacent lymph nodes may be removed. This is performed to diagnose the disease, initiate primary treatment, or achieve palliation, and is occasionally done for prophylaxis. Primary treatment includes local incision which is usually for biopsy, local excision for the removal of small masses, radical excision which involves the removal of the mass and the lymph nodes, debunking which removes some of the mass, and lastly the total removal of mass and lymph nodes.
Radiation therapy it destroys the cancer cells by using a beam of a high-energy electromagnetic radiation. It kills cancer cells and shrinks tumors through depositing energy that damages the genetic material inside the cancer cells by using ionizing radiation. Chemotherapy uses in treatment for cancer by using of chemicals. It induces regression of a tumor and its metastasis. The choice of drugs depends on cell cycle and stage tumor proliferation.
Immunotherapy it induce the patient's own immune system to fight the tumor. It stimulates the patient's immune system to attack the malignant cells that are responsible for the disease. It can be used and approved for the treatments of colorectal cancers, breast cancers and leukemia. Hormone therapy it is used to inhibit the growth of cancers by providing or blocking certain hormones. Dietary recommendation against cancer - Obesity should be evaded - Cut down on total food intake - Eat more high fiber foods such as raw fruits and vegetables, whole grain cereals - In daily diet include the food rich in vitamin A and C - Include cruciferous vegetables in the diet such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and brussel sprouts - Alcoholic beverages should be in moderate consumption - Consumption of salt-cured, smoked- cured and nitrate- cure foods should be moderately
Published on May 1, 2010
Treating cancer has main four goals to cure, control or to arrest tumor growth, palliation or to alleviate symptoms and prophylaxis for pati...