If you are someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you or they have many questions regarding cancer treatment options. Below is a list of the most common cancer treatment options used by leading cancer facilities in Houston.
Chemotherapy is also known as “Chemo”. The objective of chemotherapy is to control growth of cancerous cells in the body and to destroy the infected cells. This therapy is very effective and most common cancer treatment options. Many, hospitals and private practice have areas designated from Chemotherapy treatment. Chemotherapy can be given daily or weekly or monthly it does depend on patient circumstances or stage. A high success rate has been documented with this therapy. The goal with Chemo is to make the patient more comfortable and reduce pain.
Surgery removes the infected cells of cancer/tumor. A surgical oncologist is a professional specialist that is tasked with the operation of tumor removal. Surgery therapy is the oldest method of cancer removal however is only now used from extreme cases. It is to control the pain after the operation and lengthens recovery time. Its side effect are pain and possible infection. Surgery therapy is an affordable option and is covered by insurance providers. The type of surgery depends on the patient stage of cancer or position of cancer. If you are advance stage of cancer then Surgery therapy is not the best therapy then you prefer Chemotherapy or Radiation therapy.
Radiation therapy is also known as “Radio therapy”. In radiation therapy, Oncologist uses some radiation or energy or beam of the ray to kill the infected part of the body or it can directly affect by tumor and stop to grow the tumor again. Radiation therapy is used internally, externally treatment and systematic treatment. Radiation therapy is can’t be given high dose it depends on the factor. Radiation therapy is mainly used for brain cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, uterus cancer, prostate cancer and many more types of cancer it is more beneficial. Radiation therapy also has a number of side effect or we can say that radiation therapy is one of the best treatments with a number of side effect.
Above we have mentioned therapies provided by our board certified Radiation Oncologist, Dr Mark D’Andrea. Click her to schedule an appointment with our cancer treatment specialist in Houston.