Upon examination the doctor will usually explain your treatment procedure you should follow. if not, do not hesitate to ask. Here are some examples of questions you can ask your doctor as well as an outline of the various cancer treatment technique that you can choose:
- What exactly my type of cancer? How is she?
- What are the possible treatments?
- What are the positive sides of such treatment?
- What's the downside?
- What treatments do you recommend?
- Why is it, not the other?
- What will I feel during treatment?
- Are there any side effects?
- Efforts to what can be done to reduce these effects?
- What can and can not do?
Here are various treatment options for cancer. However, for a clearer explanation you can ask your doctor.
Surgery is the procedure of the oldest cancer treatment, and are most likely to recover, especially for certain types of cancer that has not spread to other body parts. Advances in surgery have made it possible injury and surgery with minimal effects (some have no injuries at all), so that afterwards you can return to normal activities.
Chemotherapy has been used for cancer treatment since the 1950s. given before surgery to reduce the size of the cancer that would dioprasi, or after surgery to clean up the remnants of the cancer cells. Sometimes combined with radiation therapy and sometimes not.
Drug destruction of cancer cells is given in tablet/pill, injection, or infusion. There is a dosing schedule daily, weekly, or even once a month. How long you will be undergoing chemotherapy and side effects or not, depending on your cancer and chemotherapy.
For some cancers, such as cancer in the neck and head, glands, lungs, and Hidkin disease, radiation is the main treatment option. But radiation can also be given to other types of cancers, either as mono-therapy or combination therapy with surgery or chemotherapy.
The effect of local therapy is administered externally or internally. Externally using a specific tool for the firing of radioactive waves toward cancer cells (rays), are internal in the form radioactive implant is inserted in the area of cancer, or a swallow medications/injections.
Immunotherapy also called biologic therapy is a type of cancer treatment is relatively new. Nevertheless expected to be developed rapidly and become a mainstay of the doctors in an effort to cure cancer completely.
- Gene Therapy
Gene therapy is done in several ways: (1) replace the defective or missing gene, (2) terminate the employment of genes responsible for the formation of cancer cells, (3) develop a gene that makes cancer cells more easily detected and destroyed by the immune system, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, and (4) stop the work of genes that trigger the creation of new blood vessels in cancerous tissue so that, the cancer cells die.
- Alternative medicine
Basically the so-called "alternative medicine" can be classified into one of the above types of treatment, but the lack of adequate medical research lead to treatments which are generally of traditional medicine is not recognized in the medical community, therefore the treatment is simply called "alternative". But you do wrong, sometimes traditional medicine is also effective against cancer. Traditional medicine is popular in society, among others, steeping dried leaves of the soursop, the ant nest stew, crown of the gods, and so forth. Many combine them with medical treatment and the results are quite better.