Thursday, December 19, 2013

Treatment of Cancer

Type of Treatment Depends on:

Type of tumor
Cancer Stage
Location of Tumor(s)
Age/Health of Patient

Types of treatment:

Surgery- 60% of all cancer pts. have some kind of surgery.
       Oldest form of treatment for cancer
       Tumor/Cancer cells surgically removed

       Cancer cells that cannot be removed surgically are destroyed chemically
       Administrated by :
Radiation Therapy
       Radiation treatment, also known as radiotherapy, destroys cancer by focusing high-energy rays on the cancer cells.
       Side Effects-damages neighboring, non-cancerous cells 

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