How do we treat cancer?
The diagnosis and management of cancer is a complex process, requiring the expertise of many highly trained individuals. This is a multidisciplinary medicine, a term used to describe a treatment approach that includes a number of doctors and other health care professionals who are experts in different specialties. In cancer treatment, the primary disciplines are medical oncology (treatment with drugs), surgical oncology (treatment with surgery), and radiation oncology (treatment with radiation).

What is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is treatment of cancer with drugs that kill cancer cells. The goal of chemotherapy with drugs is to kill cancer cells while minimizing the negative effect on normal, healthy cells.

What is Radiotherapy?
Radiotherapy is the use rays with energy in the form of particles or electromagnetic waves to kill tumors or control tumors. More than 50% of people with cancer undergo some type of radiation during their cancer journey.

How is radiation delivered?
Radiation may come from a machine outside the body (external-beam radiation therapy), or it may come from radioactive material placed in the body near cancer cells (internal radiation therapy). When we use a radioactive substance, such as a radio labeled monoclonal antibody that travels in the blood to tissues throughout the body, it is called systemic radiation therapy. These procedures are carried out in a highly protected environment.

 


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Advice for cancer patients having chemotherapy treatment

 

Advice for cancer patients having radiotherapy treatment

 

Do's and Dont's in Radiotherapy

 

After treatment - Guidelines for Survivor