There Is Hope In Cancer Treatments

The moment a person is diagnosed with cancer, they must be ready and willing to submit to therapies

Cancer therapy, this therapy depends on what type a cancer a person has.

Cancers and their respective therapies. All may include surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

1. Colon-Rectum Cancer

Its therapy includes the removal of the affected part of the bowel through surgery. Lymph nodes near the area will likewise be taken away. 

The patient with this cancer might also want to associate himself with the United Ostomy Association so they will remain updated and more cared for.

2. Oral Cancer

Oral cancer may be treated through irradiation or surgical removal.

3. Stomach Cancer

Therapy includes removal of the affected area in the stomach.

4. Bladder Cancer

There are different ways to approach bladder cancer. One is through chemotherapy, using drugs like thiotepa. Fulguration, a kind of electric cautery, can also stop the tissue growth. Radiation therapy is also feasible. Surgical excision minus or with radiation, chemotherapy and cautery is also an option.

5. Prostate Cancer

Therapy is through the removal of the prostate through surgery plus estrogen administration or hormone therapy. Radiation may also be used. There can also be a monthly injection of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists.

6. Cancer of the kidney

Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

7. Cancer of the pancreas

Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

8. Cancer of the liver

From surgically removing the affected part in the liver to resorting to nonsurgical therapy through "radiolabeled antibodies",.

9. Cancer of the brain

Treatment of brain cancer requires radiation, surgery or both. It depends on what tumor there is.

10. Larynx cancer

If the cancer is on its early stage, radiation can be used. But if it has become more serious, surgery - laryngectomy - may have to be employed. Partial laryngectomy can be performed to save the vocal cords.

11. Leukemia

The therapy is usually targeted toward reducing the spleen's size and the number of white cells in the blood. It also tries to increase the hemoglobin to counterattack anemia. Antibiotics can be used for this. Also administered are x-ray treatments, radioactive phosphorus, anticancer drugs and steroid hormone medications.

For acute leukemia in children, methotrexate and vinca alkaloid drugs like vincristine sulfate are used.  For the adults, there is chlorambucil or cyclophosphamide.

Cancer therapy must be administered. It is important that the patient be participative in such procedures and be strong enough to face the challenges. They have to remember that their recovery also depends on them. Strength and patience will go a long way.