A common misconception is that cancer is a single disease. It is actually several types of related diseases, which is part of the reason why it’s hard to find a cure.
In general terms, cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the body. These cells form tumors that eventually spread to other parts of the body that are different from where they originated. As tumors grow, they prevent the normal function of the body organs until they cause them to stop functioning and cause death.
There are several ways of treating cancer. The main oncology treatments are:
Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with drugs called chemotherapeutic agents. Depending on the stage of the disease, chemotherapy may have a curative purpose or it may be used only to diminish the symptoms.
Radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy, involves the use of ionizing radiation to kill or control cancerous cells. It is sometimes abbreviated as RT, RTx, or XRT. It is most effective when the cancer is localized in one area of the body.
If the tumor hasn’t propagated and it’s restricted to one area of the body, it can be surgically removed to prevent it from spreading to the rest of the body.
These treatments are often used as elements of a more extensive treatment program. To learn more about cancer treatment in Mexicali, please fill out a “Find a Doctor” page on this site, and a qualified medical consultant will contact you soon to discuss your case.
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