What are the benefits and risks of each cancer treatment?

Govanni

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  • Surgery. The goal of surgery is to remove the cancer or as much of the cancer as possible.
  • Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells.
  • Radiation therapy. ...
  • Bone marrow transplant. ...
  • Immunotherapy. ...
  • Hormone therapy. ...
  • Targeted drug therapy. ...
  • Cryoablation.
These should be the major known cancer treatments right now.
 

Mawerik

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  • Surgery. The goal of surgery is to remove the cancer or as much of the cancer as possible.
  • Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells.
  • Radiation therapy. ...
  • Bone marrow transplant. ...
  • Immunotherapy. ...
  • Hormone therapy. ...
  • Targeted drug therapy. ...
  • Cryoablation.
These should be the major known cancer treatments right now.
You missed Radio frequency ablation.
 

Lily Michael

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  • Surgery. The goal of surgery is to remove the cancer or as much of the cancer as possible.
  • Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells.
  • Radiation therapy. ...
  • Bone marrow transplant. ...
  • Immunotherapy. ...
  • Hormone therapy. ...
  • Targeted drug therapy. ...
  • Cryoablation.
These should be the major known cancer treatments right now.
Okay, Thanks.

I think I'd love to know the risks of each of them first.
 

Govanni

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Surgery.

Okay, let me start with the natural side effects of general surgery. Surgical procedures will surely experience the risks of..

  • Bleeding.
  • Blood clots.
  • Damage to nearby tissues.
  • Drug reactions.
  • Damage to other organs.
  • Pain.
  • Infections.
  • Slow recovery of other body functions.
 

Govanni

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Relating to cancer.

Surgery induces increased shedding of cancer cells into the circulation, suppresses anti-tumor immunity allowing circulating cells to survive, upregulates adhesion molecules in target organs, recruits immune cells capable of entrapping tumor cells and induces changes in the target tissue and in the cancer cells ...
 

Liam

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Relating to cancer.

Surgery induces increased shedding of cancer cells into the circulation, suppresses anti-tumor immunity allowing circulating cells to survive, upregulates adhesion molecules in target organs, recruits immune cells capable of entrapping tumor cells and induces changes in the target tissue and in the cancer cells.
Surgery if gone wrong could rapidly increases the spread of cancer cells to different tissues in the body.
 

Lewis

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What causes hair loss in cancer patients?
The reason chemotherapy can cause hair loss is that it targets all rapidly dividing cells, healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Hair follicles, the structures in the skin from which hair grows, include some of the fastest-growing cells in the body.
 

Idella

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The reason chemotherapy can cause hair loss is that it targets all rapidly dividing cells, healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Hair follicles, the structures in the skin from which hair grows, include some of the fastest-growing cells in the body.
True, cancer destroys normal cells including cells that promote hair growth thereby affecting the hair follicles and resulting in hair loss..
 

Aubrey

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The fact that chemotherapeutic drugs affect both cancer and normal cells is already an important risk of Chemotherapy to be noted.
 
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