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Cancer is a disease seen in many people. It is an unpredictable and an uncanny condition. But, today medical science has advanced so much in the different fields of cancer treatment that the cures and treatment for cancer are readily available. There are different alternatives available and the choice of a particular one depends upon the level of cancer. The different conventional treatment for cancer is radiation, surgery, hormone therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. These therapies are tested therapies and are proved safe, acceptable and effective.
Surgery is the very oldest type of treatment for the cancer. Surgery is done basically for removing the cancer tumors and the adjoining lymph nodes and tissues around it. The radiation therapy uses either the X-rays or the gamma rays for destroying the cancer cells. Medicines or anticancer drugs used to treat cancer are known as chemotherapy. These drugs enter the body through the bloodstream and reach all the parts of the body, where cancer has been spread. The hormone therapy uses drugs to cease the production of some hormones responsible for causing cancer in the body. The immunotherapy uses treatments for supporting and promoting the immune system of the body to respond to diseases like cancer.
These cancer treatments, no doubt are associated with certain side effects. But these side effects are temporary and they disappear within a period of time. These treatments are either used alone or in combination depending on the type of disease to control the growth of the cancer cells and to eradicate the disease completely.
The majority of Australians say the nation has a drinking problem, new research reveals. Almost 80 per cent of adults think Australians drink too much and 85 per cent want to see more action to address excessive drinking, a Galaxy survey commissioned by the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation (AER) has found. The survey showed….
Recently, A great deal of media attention has been focused on a call for the legalisation of drugs by a former civil servant who was responsible for the Cabinet’s anti-drug unit. In The Independent last week, Julian Critchley said that legalisation would be “less harmful than the current strategy” and that an “overwhelming majority of….
Too much alcohol can cause permanent brain damage, such as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, which is largely related to thiamine deficiency. Previous animal studies have shown that alcohol can also cause brain injury and degeneration by inhibiting insulin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF). A new study using postmortem human brain tissue has found that chronic alcohol abuse….
Thousands of heroin uses claim that they don’t get treatment for their addiction simply because they are too afraid of having to go through withdrawal during detox. In fact, many would rather use heroin and remain addicted to this deadly drug than actually deal with the pain and discomforts that come during withdrawal. The truth….
Many people who suffer from a drug or alcohol addiction also suffer from a mental illness. According to www.nami.org, it is generally agreed that as much as 50 percent of the mentally ill population also has a substance abuse problem. The drug most commonly used is alcohol, followed by marijuana and cocaine. Prescription drugs such….