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New Forms of Cancer Treatment

The traditional forms of cancer treatment all pose risks and side effects on our system; most medical professionals agree that they are poisons that are not only targeting the cancer cells but also hampers the development of new and healthy cells. That being said, they are being developed to be more effective. Cancer treatment in Mexico for example is really making advances in the field.

However, this is why people who use the conventional treatment are experiencing horrible negative reactions that add to the cancer that is already creating chaos on their system. With the latest innovation in the field of medicine, the new forms of cancer treatment may have finally arrived.

 

Latest Cancer Treatment Procedure: Stem Cell Transplant

The Stem Cell treatment will include the transplant of cord blood, bone marrow, and peripheral blood. This type of treatment is mostly administered for the type of cancer that targets our immune system and blood such as multiple myeloma, lymphoma, and leukemia. Stem cells are known as the immature cells that are found in our blood and bone marrow. Although this type of treatment can provide a possible cure, deciding to undergo this type of treatment may not be that easy.

The type of treatment has helped a lot of cancer patients, but it also comes with risks, that may prove to be lethal. The transplant comes with severe risks and there is a possibility that the patient can die due to the complication. The doctors will take several factors into consideration such as your health, the type of donor, the time, age and the type of cancer.

 

Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia often refers to an elevated body temperature that is normally caused by heat stroke, fever or illness. But when used as a cancer treatment, hyperthermia can refer to the heat treatment procedure. It requires the careful usage of the controlled heat in order to treat cancer. When our body is exposed to higher temperature, the cells will likely undergo some changes that will make them more reactive to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. High temperature also has the possibility to kill the cancer cells through thermal ablation. Unfortunately, they can also affect the normal cells. This is why it is essential for the doctors to have profound experience in administering hyperthermia.

Hyperthermia can be categorized as local, regional or whole-body. Local hyperthermia can be used to heat the specific area of the tumor. An extreme temperature can be used in killing the cancer cell, but it can also damage our blood vessels since this is ‘cooking’ the part that will be exposed on the heat. RFA is probably the most commonly used type of thermal ablation. Regional Hyperthermia will require heating the part of your body that involves the body cavity, limb, and organ. Whole body, on the other hand, is used in order to make the cells more responsive to the traditional forms of treatment.

Sadly, just like the traditional form of treatment, hyperthermia may also result to side effects such as nerves, muscles and skin damages. It may also lead to blistering, burns, swelling, blood clots, bleeding, infections and pain.

These two forms of treatment show a promising result; however, it is still considered as an experimental treatment. It still requires a specialist and unique equipment in order to conduct it.