Sunday, 2 June 2013

Chemotherapy Cancer Treatment

Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment can be done with he help of different methods. The most widely used technique is known as biological therapies. These therapies are very useful in order enhance theimmunity of patients. This immunity contributes a lot in stoping the cancerous cells to distribute in all parts of the body. The secod method for treatment is chemotherapy which has a long list of side effect also Dandruff and hair loss. At the same time chemotherapy proves to e beneficial by killing the cancerous cells of the body. Antoher different approach towards treatment is with the help of complementary treatments. These treatment methods help to fight with the actual medication of cancer.    

Biological therapies for cancer treatment 

Biological therapies are very important for the treatment of cancer because they help a lot to trigger the immune system of patients. The immunity of a human being is its ultimate strength to fight with different diseases. This innate strength can be enhanced with the help of some biological therapies which are widely being used during the treatment. The induction of monoclonal bodies and cancer growth inhibitors in patients’ body are very helpful to stop the spreading of cancerous cells in the body. Different side effects of cancer therapies like chemotherapy can be minimized with the help of these biological therapies.


In most of the cancer cases chemotherapy is being used to treat different types of cancer. There are over 200 hundred different types of cancers discovered till today. For these different cancer types there are almost 50 types of chemotherapy. They chemotherapy medication is induced in the blood stream of patients so that it can reach every part of the cancerous cells. Healthy cells of the body also receive chemotherapy medication but they can rejuvenate with the help of the immune system. In case of cancerous cells, they cannot survive after getting exposed by the chemotherapy medicine. As a result cancerous cells start deteriorating.

Complementary therapies of cancer treatment 

Complementary therapies are doing a great service for cancer patients. Due to these therapies it would be easier for the patient to overcome the stress caused by these cancerous cells. It’s a positive attitude towards fighting with a disease like cancer because these therapies help to regain the health and well-being of patients. Many patients opt for these therapies as they found them very effective during the treatment. As a way out from the conventional medicines patients prefer these complementary treatments. Just like their name they are intended to complement the actual medication for any type of disease.


Cancer treatment is a phenomenal development in the field of medical science which started from discovering cures against simple diseases such as malaria. Scientists all over the world have invented different ways of treating the disease. By applying these techniques countless patients with cancer are now being cured successfully. Curing cancer itself causes various side effects resulting in severe weakness and complete as of hair. After the medication is completed these side effects can be catered. In some cases patients automatically start recovering from these side effects due to the innate immune system.     

Causes of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the kind of cancer that is caused by the disorganized growth of the cells of the large intestine, medically called colon. Sometimes, it also affects the area we call anus and is called rectal cancer. Where both the conditions are present, the cancer is referred to as colorectal cancer. This cancer usually sets in the life of patient in the later decades of life. It is third mainly diagnosed type of cancer in the world and is the most frequent in the developed nations.

Causes of Colon Cancer

The factors of risk behind the development of this disease are the age of 50 years or more, a history of this disease in the family and a personal history of rectum, ovary, colon or breast. Other such factors include the record of polyps in the colon, which are small benign growths in the intestine and the presence of ulcers in the lining of the large intestine. Other conditions of family diseases like adenomatous polyposis can also pose risk.

Common Symptoms

Various symptoms of colon cancer comprise a shift in the habits of colon and inclusion of blood in the stools. Other signs are diarrhea, constipation, or feeling that the intestine does not drain fully, narrower Stools, fullness, general abdominal uneasiness in the forms of swelling, recurrent gas trouble, or cramps; loss of weight with no known reason, nausea  and stable weariness.

General Diagnosis

So far as the diagnosis of colon cancer is concerned, all the methods and devices that test the rectal tissues, rectum and blood can be used to test the presence of this disease. Fecal occult blood test is the test that checks the presence of hidden blood in the sample of stool. Secondly, Barium enema is used to x-ray the affected organ because it shows the image of intestines clearly. A liquid in which barium is included is administered into rectal area.

Sigmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy

Sigmoidoscopy is another very effective technique in which a sigmoidoscope is used to see the inner of the intestine. Sigmoidoscope is a thin wired instrument with light to watch tumors, polyps and abnormal areas. It is inserted in the rectum to examine it. Colonoscopy is another such technique which works like Sigmoidoscopy with the difference that it can scan the whole large intestine.


The chances of recovery are calculated on the basis of affected area by the disease. The determination of stage leads to the best possible treatment. Different treatments may be given to the patients of the colon cancer. For all of the stages of the cancer, surgery is a common treatment. Local excision is done in the early stages of cancer. In it local diseased part of the intestine is removed. Affected area is removed along with some part of normal tissue in resection, if the area of disease is larger one. Chemotherapy is another technique in which drugs are given to kill the cells of cancer. X-rays or any other kind of radiation is used to kill the cells of cancer in the treatment called radiation therapy.


Colon cancer may be treated in various ways. Some ways are used to treat the symptoms and others to remove the disease and its effects. Further research is being conducted on the disease in which trial tests will give us more and more treatments.