Cancer is one of the diseases with millions of casualties on a yearly basis and thus it has become pertinent for one to know the basic treatment methods for this fatal disease. Although the disease cannot be 100% cured, one can still get rid of it if treatment is started at an early stage. There are a lot of procedures involved in the treatment of this disease.
This is the most frequent type of treatment for cancer which uses drugs to kill cancerous cells. The drugs terminate the DNA inside the tumour cells making the cell to die. The drugs are administered on a specific frequency that ensures that over a period of time the maximum cells are destroyed. After chemotherapy, the cells do not die straight away until after a period of time. There is a need to repeat the doses so that the numbers can be reduced. During chemotherapy, drugs are usually administered via injection or IV.
At times pills and creams can also be used.
For the majority of times, chemotherapy is a treatment used as a follow up after surgery might have taken place. Notwithstanding, it can also be used as a beginning treatment for advanced levels of cancer. Despite this type of treatment is very common, it has its side effects like constipation, loss of appetite, fatigue, weight loss, hair loss, anaemia, swelling, bleeding etc. These side effects need to be taken into account before the treatment takes place.