How oncology treats cancer?
Most of us have had some experience with cancer, be it someone very dear to you, or someone you know. And, it’s no secret that cancer is fatal, if not diagnosed and treated on time. Especially in India, cancer rates have gone high lately. That’s when oncology treatment in India is most needed. It’s a modality of treatment which uses certain treatments like chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy and hormonal therapy to treat cancer, as much as possible.
Types of therapies
Oncology deals with treating tumor and cancer in adults as well as children. There are a few types of therapies that have been the most effective thus far.
It involves drug usage to destroy cancerous cells. Chemotherapy usually stops or slows down the growth of cancer cells that multiply quickly. But, the unfortunate side-effect to it is that it harms the healthy cells as well, especially in the mouth, intestines and the ones causing hair growth. It’s also used to destroy the recurrent cancer cells and the ones that have spread to other parts of the body. Depending on the dosage, chemotherapy often shows promising results.
One of the breakthrough innovations in cancer treatments, it’s a personalized treatment which enhances the host’s body’s defense mechanism to activate the immune cells and fight against the cancer cells. Immunotherapy uses the patient’s own cells, or sometimes treatments made in a laboratory, to restore their immune system function. For the restoration, the patient is personalized to the cancer condition either through drug therapy, dendritic cell therapy involving T-cells or through cancer vaccines.
Vastly different from the traditional chemotherapy, it uses drugs and helps in stopping the cancer from spreading to other organs of the body. This therapy targets specific genes and proteins found in cancer cells and destroys them.
Some cancer cells depend on hormones to grow and develop. Hormone therapy uses medicines to reduce or block such hormones to stop or slow down cancer growth. While it does lead to hormonal imbalance, it also helps to get rid of the cancer.
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