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    from the further weakening of their bodies or complications from the treatment. Typically, in the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme, a surgeon will surgically remove as much of the tumor as possible, then the patient will be followed up with radiation therapy and chemotherapy (OncoLog.…

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    drugs that target the mechanisms of the cells which control cell division. But what other treatments are available other than the commonly known chemotherapy treatment? Other treatments include that of radiation therapy, surgery, immunotherapy, bone marrow transplant, targeted therapy, and hormone therapy. Depending on the severity and the type of cancer someone has contracted, the form of treatment in…

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    cancer, Personality changes, headaches, dizziness, and seizures. But a majority of the cancer cases found in men. At the beginning of the diagnosis of the brain cancer, there are few treatments that can help & fighting for the brain cancer such as radiation, surgery, chemotherapy. Is hard to process the brain cancer. But the treatment depends on the person's health, age, and the size of the tumor. The doctors always work on the surgery first to remove the tumor from the brain. If the surgery…

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    long time, surgical removal was the standard of care, independently of the size, location or histology. However, due to the anatomical limitations, neurosurgical intervention may bear the risk of significant side effects. Over the last decade radiation therapy (RT) has become a valid treatment alternative for the treatment of meningiomas. Especially with the advent of high precision techniques, such as stereotactic radiotherapy or intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Local dose deposition…

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    2017a). Stage 4 means the cancer has spread to the other lung or other parts of the body such as the liver or bones. The treatment aims to control the cancer for as long as possible and help the symptoms. The person might have chemotherapy, biological therapy and radiotherapy or symptom control treatment, such as treatment to help them breathe more easily. Biological…

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    Colon Vs Rectal Cancer

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    Colon cancer and rectal cancer is considered a disease developed in the tissues of the lower part of the gastrointestinal system. It typically starts in the inner lining of the large intestine as an uncontrolled growth of tissue called polyps. Together they are referred to as Colorectal Cancer. Colon cancer or bowl cancer originates in the terminal part of the large intestine whereas rectal cancer originates in the rectum which is the last portion of the large intestine to the anus. They are…

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    Treatments range from chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy or surgery. Chemotherapy is a treatment of chemical substances that contain one or more anticancer drugs. Hormone therapy is when antagonists, drugs such as Lupron, are used to too treat the cancer patient. Radiation therapy is when high energy waves, such as x-rays, are used to destroy cancer cells. Targeted therapy is when specific drugs are used to target specific genes or proteins to stop the cancer from…

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    Oral Cancer On average, 43,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer per year. Of those 43,000, it will cause over 8,000 deaths. That is one person every hour of every day. This number is rising higher and higher not because it’s hard to discover or diagnose but the early stages of oral cancer are going unnoticed (“Oral Cancer Facts” 2014). More often than not, treatment is being sought out after it is too late. Understanding the causing factors of this disease and taking the proper…

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    relatives. Research for all diseases are constantly being updated but especially cancer, due to several possible treatments and diagnosis. Centuries ago and even just a few decades ago cancer was being misdiagnosed or unable to be diagnosed. Radiation and Chemo are two of the most commonly used and known treatments, there are huge differences between pediatric and adult cancers and the way they are treated, diagnosed and removed. Although many Americans’ lives have been affected by cancer,…

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    mesothelioma include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. In surgery a part of the abdominal tissue is cut out to remove the tumor. At times the doctor may also need to remove a lung or a portion of the diaphragm as per the requirement of the surgery. Radiation therapy, the second method, requires the application of high energy X-rays to shrink the tumor and kill the malignant cells. The rays may be applied from an external machine or by placing the radiation source directly to the…

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