Hundreds of thousands of clinical cases of cancer are diagnosed every year around the world. However, modern methods of treatment make it possible to fight for the life of each patient, allowing them to improve their health and improve the quality of life in the shortest possible time.
What is cancer?
Cancer is a disease that begins with a mutation, when every cell in the body divides or grows in an uncontrolled way. These abnormal cells can affect any organs. The development of oncology can be influenced by factors such as malnutrition, genetic predisposition, and many others. All types of oncological diseases require a specific treatment regimen, which makes it possible to maintain a normal course of life. It is important to remember that this disease is easier to treat in the early stages. Therefore, it is very important to regularly undergo preventive medical examinations in time to seek help from a qualified specialist.
Basic Cancer Treatments
Today, medicine offers various methods of treating this disease. The choice of a specific method is carried out depending on the type of disease. The radical and main method is surgical intervention, but there are cases when, in addition to this, other methods of treatment have to be applied.
Innovative methods of cancer treatment in Israel
In countries with developed medicine, new therapeutic methods are constantly being created that allow physicians to carry out highly effective treatment without relapse. Today, among patients from all over the world, Israeli clinics that provide highly effective treatment for oncological diseases are in special demand. In the clinics of this country, special attention is paid to the introduction of advanced technologies and scientific research into medical practice. We note several scientific achievements that this country is proud of:
- the use of gold particles in targeted therapy;
- destruction of cancer cells by means of synthetic cells;
- a revolutionary method for diagnosing metastatic cancer CellSearch;
- a new way to treat skin cancer without surgery and many others.
Most Israeli clinics use such new methods of tumor removal as radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy. A special probe is inserted into the focus under tomographic control and destroys it. It is worth noting that innovative treatments for this insidious disease in this country include the use of antibodies that inhibit tumor growth.
When is surgery necessary?
This technique is relevant if the disease is at an early stage. In some cases, surgery is combined with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Surgical treatment is also divided into several types:
- Photodynamic. In this case, a special substance is injected into the affected tissue, then this area is irradiated with light and thus the affected cells are destroyed.
- Laser. The affected cells are removed with a laser.
- Cryosurgery. A malignant tumor is treated with low temperature.
They can also perform laparoscopy or abdominal intervention. In the first case, minimal incisions are made, in the second, part of the tumor (completely the entire tumor) or metastases are removed.
When is chemotherapy given?
To reduce the rate of development of the disease or to facilitate the course of the disease, this procedure is prescribed. It can be carried out using tablets, injections or capsules. That is, the neoplasm is resolved by chemical action.
Article prepared by Dr. Stefansky