Cancer has become the biggest health threat to us, so its diagnosis is immediately understood as “game over”.
However, many people are not aware of the fact that there are other options to treat this disease besides chemotherapy and other conventional methods.
Chemotherapy involves the use of chemical substances (in most cases, medications) to relieve the healing process of most cancer illnesses. It may be intended to treat the diseases or just to soothe the symptoms.
It has its advantages and disadvantages, but unfortunately, the latter are numerous. Its adverse effects include diarrhea, hair loss, constipation, nausea, and vomiting, and it has serious consequences on the physical, mental, psychosocial and emotional state.
In most cases, patients need to stay at the hospital during the treatment, s it also changes the love of the individual.
Yet, chemotherapy is not the only option. Radiation is another common cancer treatment. Numerous experts suggest a surgery if the affected cells are located in a specific body part.
However, the medicine is advancing over time, so nowadays, new treatments are also offered, such as immunotherapy, Photodynamic Therapy, Stem Cell Transplantation, Targeted Therapy, and a lot more.