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Conventional cancer treatment

Surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy plus hormonotherapyare four different conventional cancer treatments, and which treatment will beemployed depends on the type of the cancer, the stage of the cancer and theoverall health of the patient. All these treatments have many side effects thatevery patient experiences, but he/she must endure them in order to save life orprolong it as long as possible.

Surgery is employed to remove the cancer or toremove the whole organ which is affected, especially in those cases when thecancer is primary and has not expanded to the surrounding organs and structures, which is when the chances for the complete curing are the highest. The possible sideeffects of the cancer surgery are wound infection, blood clots in the legs (because the patient spends a lot of time in bed), damage to the blood vesselsduring surgery and reactions to the drugs and anesthesia.In radiotherapy, the ionizing radiation is employedto destroy the cancerous cells and it can be performed in two ways - eitherexternally, when it is called external beam radiotherapy, or internally, when itis called brachytherapy. The main side effects of radiotherapy are low bloodcells count, anemia, nausea and vomiting, as well as fatigue, infertility, erectiledysfunction, second cancer, brain disorder and burning of the skin.In chemotherapy, the patient is given a large numberof drugs to treat the cancerous cells, but these drugs also affect the healthycells and therefore, this kind of the cancer treatment also has many sideeffects. The possible adverse effects of chemotherapy are low white blood cellsamount, hair loss, diarrhea, mucositis, nausea and vomiting.In hormonotherapy, the drug Tamoxifen is usually prescribed, which may cause hot flashes, nausea and irregular menstrual cycle in women.

Natural cancer treatment

Apart from conventional cancer treatments, there isa natural cancer treatment, which uses various herbs to treat the cause of thecancer and not only to address the symptoms of this serious disease. These herbsare powerful in making the immune system strong in order to fight against thepathogens. The herbs should be taken every day since they are so effective thatthey may maintain the proper functioning of each cell and boost our defensive mechanism, which is crucially important when one is recovering after thecancer treatments. The natural remedies do not only maintain the health of every cell, but they maintain the systemic health as well.

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