How to begin cancer treatment

How to begin cancer treatment

A review article by

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Cancer is a complicated disease and its different types even make it even more complicated. Normally patient becomes panic the moment they come to know they or someone diagnosed with cancer in the family. So the first thing you remember, getting panic will make your situation even more worst.

Now we have to work on problems and look for the best possible solution.

Consult with as many as a doctor and get their opinion listen if all the doctors saying the same or everyone giving a different opinion. The moment you get enough information and data now approach with some referral or direct to the best doctors in that particular kind of cancer.

As a patient or family member mentally you have to become very strong. It is directly associated with your immune response. All cancer survivors the most common fact is they are mentally very strong.

Why Cancer treatment is complicated?

Cancer is the second most common cause of death and Cancer treatment is complicated due to several factors that make the disease and its management challenging. Here are some reasons why cancer treatment is complicated:

  1. Heterogeneity of Cancer: Cancer is not a single disease but a collection of hundreds of different diseases, each with unique characteristics. Tumors can vary in their location, type, stage, and response to treatment. This heterogeneity requires personalized and targeted approaches to treatment, making it more complex to develop standardized treatment plans.
  2. Metastasis: Cancer has the ability to spread to other parts of the body through a process called metastasis. Detecting and treating metastatic cancer is challenging, as it requires addressing multiple tumor sites and considering the potential interactions between the primary tumor and its metastases.
  3. Resistance to Treatment: Cancer cells can evolve and develop resistance to treatments, making them less responsive or even resistant to standard therapies. This resistance can occur over time, leading to treatment failure and disease progression.
  4. Late Diagnosis: In many cases, cancer is diagnosed at a later stage when it has already spread, making treatment more difficult and reducing the chances of a complete cure.
  5. Toxicity and Side Effects: Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy can have significant toxicities and side effects. Managing these side effects while maintaining treatment efficacy requires careful monitoring and supportive care.
  6. Multidisciplinary Approach: Cancer treatment often requires a multidisciplinary approach involving various medical specialists, including oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and other healthcare professionals. Coordinating and integrating these diverse treatment modalities can be challenging.
  7. Patient Variability: Each patient’s response to cancer treatment can vary based on individual factors such as age, overall health, genetics, and lifestyle. Tailoring treatment plans to suit individual patients adds complexity to cancer management.
  8. Clinical Trials and Research: The field of cancer treatment is continuously evolving with ongoing research and clinical trials. Identifying the most effective therapies and incorporating them into clinical practice requires extensive research and evidence-based decision-making.
  9. Emotional and Psychological Impact: Cancer and its treatment can have a profound emotional and psychological impact on patients and their families. Addressing these aspects of care is essential for the overall well-being and quality of life of cancer patients.
  10. Cost and Access to Treatment: Cancer treatments can be expensive, and access to advanced therapies may be limited in certain regions or healthcare systems, posing additional challenges to patient care.

Despite these complexities, advances in cancer research and treatment have improved outcomes for many cancer patients. Innovative therapies, precision medicine, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies are continuously being developed to enhance cancer treatment efficacy and reduce side effects. A collaborative effort between healthcare professionals, researchers, and patients is crucial in the ongoing fight against cancer.

 

What else can be helpful in Cancer Treatment?

During the treatment and even after recording the physiology in INIGIMA digital screening is extremely beneficial for treatment The Deep Data profile with symptoms and health data like Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure RBC , WBC, Hb, and Platelets.  Value can be recorded and analysed and it will help to understand the treatment progress also after treatment you must analyse. It has been observed cancer comeback even after treatment. So frequent monitoring will help to estimate the risk as well.

 

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