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Treatment Options For Different Types Of Cancer

Author : JackJ Reynolds

Some of the types of cancer affecting humans are cervical cancer, brain tumor, gastric cancer, kidney cancer, esophageal cancer, carcinoid tumors, breast cancer, bone metastases. The kidney cancer occurs when the cortex cells or cells in renal pelvis starts growing uncontrollably and the tumor forms by invading the tissues that are normal and it starts spreading to the other parts of the body. The severance of cancer can be stopped or reduced by giving the treatment at an early stage.

The formation of malignant tumor from the cells in the breast is causing breast cancer. The lung cancer is said to occur when cancerous cells develops in the tissues of lung. The lung cancer is of two types called small cell lung cancer and non small cell lung cancer. The thyroid cancer occurs with the growth of cancerous cells in the glands of thyroid. This cancer can occur to any age groups of people. It may also occur due to the factors like family history of chronic goiter or thyroid cancer. Based on the types of cancer, the treatment for cancer is selected. Cancer is commonly treated by using the treatment options of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. These treatments can be either used together or separately. The other types of cancer treatment used are targeted therapy, stem cell transplantation, immunotherapy, bone marrow cell transplantation. The clinical trial is actually the research study done for testing some new treatment to prove the safety and its effectiveness in treating the patient well.

Surgery, which is the removing of cancerous tissue is also said to be an effective cancer treatment option. This is the primary type of treatment done for many types of cancer. Some types of caner is actually removed completely through surgery. Some type of cancer is actually removed through surgery. The use of chemotherapy is to kill the cancer cells. In order to target the cancer cells, systemic chemotherapy is delivered through blood stream. The use of high energy X-rays to kill cancer cells is known as radiation treatment. The most common type of treatment for cancer is using external beam radiation therapy. Since this treatment affects only one part of human body, this radiation treatment is said to be local treatment. The target therapy is used for targeting the proteins or genes that contributes more to the development and growth of cancer cells.

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