Conventional Treatment for cancer
Treatment for cancer depends on the type of cancer and the organ it affects. It also depends on age of the patient, General health of the patient and the stage to which cancer has progressed. Judicial Use of Conventional Treatments: Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy The types of treatment currently employed are:
The department aims at increasing the life expectancy and optimizing the quality of life of cancer patients by supportive and Holistic care. Our medical oncologists offers diagnosis and treatment for the entire gamut of solid tumors (breast, lung, colon, ovary etc.)and hematological malignancies
(lymphomas, leukemia, multiple myelomas etc.) affecting both in adults and children. Department of Medical Oncology provides the management of cancer through the use of chemotherapy and allied drugs. All chemotherapies are prescribed and managed by a highly experienced team of Medical Oncologists, who are also well versed in managing their side effects. We offer advanced intensive care units to do chemotherapy for patients with additional commodities and ailments.
Chemotherapy is a process where cancer is treated by using chemicals (drugs). These chemicals circulate in the body and are not confined to a single area. The advantages with chemotherapy are that they:
- Are capable of treating cancer that is systemic and not localized
- Are useful in treating leukemia and lymphoma that are not confined to one part of the body.
- Can be used to relieve the symptoms that may be caused by cancer.
- Slow down the spread of cancer
The problem with chemotherapy is that it affects the normal, fast growing body cells such as those in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract, reproductive system and hair follicles. This may result in Nausea and vomiting, hair loss, Extreme Fatigue, Vulnerability to infection, Poor clotting of blood, Sores in the mouth and throat, Problems with bowel movement resulting in diarrhoea or constipation. Some other organs may also be affected depending on the drugs and the dosage. However there are some cancers that can be cured by chemotherapy that were previously considered fatal. Since, cancer treatment is usually multimodal; chemotherapy is used in combination with other treatment options.
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