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Some latest technology of treating Cancer
This article is being presented on the eve of forthcoming 4rth February which happens to be the ‘World Cancer Day’. The air gets sucked out from the person and his family the moment the treating doctor declares the person to be suffering from this most dreaded disease of cancer. Another aspect of it is that due o the rapid strides made in the world of the modern medical science, it is now possible to prevent and treat various types of cancer. Let’s know what they exactly stand for.
Cancer is the 2nd biggest reason of deaths happening in the entire countries of the world. Due to this reason alone, this disease has become the greatest health problem all over. On an average of 10 lacks of cancer cases surfaces up every year round in India. Majority of these cases are concerning the cervix of the women, breast and ovary, whereas amongst the males, these are related mostly with the cancer of their mouth, lungs, neck and food pipes.
Cancer treatment has become better
The rays of hope have for patients suffering from cancer have dwindled owing to the inclusion of the modern methods and treatments obtaining in the field of cancer treatment during the recent past years.
Medicines, surgery and radio therapy are the important part of treating cancer. Cancer patients are either treated serially with the above treatments one after the other or with the combination of them all.
The aim of the cancer surgery is to safeguard various organs. The laparoscopic and the robotic technique has already come into force in the treatment of cancer.
Compared to the past, the tumour is being aimed at to be removed more effectively with the radiation therapy technique. This therapy is called as image guided therapy. From this therapy, the ill side effects arising out of the therapy radiation could well be thwarted and the healthy tissues and organs stay safer against the cell mutation trigger from the cancerous parts.
Apart from this therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy and ‘3D conformal radiation therapy’ are other better treatment techniques.
Newer techniques of cancer treatment
Among the newer cancer treatment methods, Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, Gama Knife and cyber knife systems are mainly included. The cyber knife system of radiotherapy is the latest technique for the treatment of cancer. This aims at treating more accurately compared to the conventional treatment methods.
Progress developed in chemotherapy
The procedure of administering chemotherapy has now bettered. The neo-adjuvant chemotherapy aims at reducing the size of the tumour to make surgery possible. The maintenance therapy and palliative therapy are some other methods of chemotherapy.
Defeating the mouth cancer
The incidence of mouth cancer in our country is on the rise compared to the other countries of the world. The reality is that 50 % of the total mouth cancer suffering patients through out the world belongs to our country.
Causes of mouth cancer: Gutakha chewing is the main villain in causing mouth cancer in out country. Tobacco products such as khaini etc are other factors. Youngsters fall victim to this addiction at early age. Regular use of smoking and wine also leads to inviting the disease of cancer.
Form of the cancer of mouth : Mouth cancer usually erupts on cheeks, jaws, or tongues. This cancer in its initial stages grows up in shape of a laceration or gash (ulcer) . No pain is felt at this stage. This forms the reason why people ignore it at its initial stages. As the ulceration progresses, some symptoms begin emerging up. After the symptoms develop further, the patient goes to the doctors for treatment and upon his advice, gets several tests conducted by which time round, the possibilities of spreading cancer to the glands of neck soar up higher on. Under such conditions, the chances of treatments are not bright. Most of the mouth cancer diseases in India do not get detected at its early stages.
Distance away false assumption regarding cancer:
Majority of the patients shy away from biopsy tests. Under the biopsy test scheme of things, the portion of the size of a pea of the affected area is cut out to be sent for its tests. No pain is involved in this process. This notion of the people is wrong that by cutting the size of the affected for taking the sampling for the biopsy tests would aggravate the cancer more. While the fact is that after the biopsy tests only, the treatment method to be adopted to cure the disease is found out- which of the treatment method would be suited the most?
Treating the mouth cancer: Mouth cancer at its most initial cases could well be treated by the conventional techniques or by the modern methods better such as from the laser surgery. Just opposite to it is the case when in its advanced stages, the needs of many complex operation to be taken becomes imperative to recreate the different potions of the mouth in treating the cancer in its advanced stage. At the fag end stage of the disease, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are also used up. The cost of mouth cancer at its advanced stage dwindles immensely.
Breast cancer- needs no worrying now
By the end of 2020, every one out of the seven women would be suffering from breast cancer. This is the presumption of the WHO. As for that matter, the number of women suffering from breast cancer is dwindling by the day. The reason of this is that women overlook this in its initial stages. Women do not pay heed to this until the tumour pain starts tormenting them. The more worrying fact in this context is that in most of the cases, the pain is not at all felt by the victim. This condition is most risky for women.
Overlooking tumour of cancer is harmful
Something like this had happened with my friend Geeta. In the initial stages, she ignored one smallish tumour in her breast taking it to be a little matter of consequence. But when he showed it to the doctor after feeling the pain, she was shattered to find it was cancerous. She had not in her wildest dreams had thought that the small appearing gland would convert cancerous later. She was however saved by the timely treatment. But there are millions of women who do not go to the doctors on time for check up. When you feel glands in tumour, immediately get it checked up by the doctor.
- No matter the breast gland is painless, but when it gets on growing, the chances of cancer can enhance.
- When the pain in glands is continual.
- Bleeding from the nipples.
Causes of breast cancer
The changing life style of women constitutes the chief factor of incidences of breast cancer amongst women. Now women give more importance to their career and give birth to child in their advancing ages above 30. Likewise, due to their busy schedules, they do not breast feed their children for longer times. All these reasons contribute to invitation to cancer. Besides, irregular menstruation cycles and changes obtaining in hormones level also form grounds for triggering the disease of cancer.
Some meaningful suggestions:
- If any family member as for example mother had suffered from cancer, then after attaining the age of 40, mammography test should be had at every two years interval after crossing the age of 40 and at the intervals of a year after crossing the age 50.Cancer gets detected in its initial stages by the mammography test leading to the timely treatment of cancer.
- Tumour gets detected through the FNAC and biopsy tests also. These tests indicate whether the cancerous cells are present in the breast or not.
- Breast cancer grows gradually. It normally takes almost a year for one cancerous tumour to form. Therefore doctors tests are the only way out to oneself from the breast cancer.
Treatment: After the breast cancer is detected, it is treated with the help of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery. If the cancer is detected in the beginning, chances of it getting cured are plentiful.
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