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Colon cancer cure: Types of treatment

Colon cancer cure

Colon cancer cure or treatment is possible when done with the right and qualified professionals

Previously while discussing colon cancer treatment in the previous article, we looked at the surgery as a treatment option. We want to conclude the colon cancer cure discussing chemotherapy, radiation and targeted drug therapy as follows.

Colon cancer cure: Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. In most cases of colon cancer, this is administered after surgery where cancer has spread to lymph nodes. The primary role of chemotherapy is to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death from cancer. Sometimes chemotherapy may come before surgery primarily to help in shrinking cancer before an operation. This is common with rectal cancer than in colon cancer. Besides that, it may be administered to relieve symptoms of colon cancer that has spread to other areas of the body.

Colon cancer cure: Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy uses powerful energy sources, such as X-rays, to kill cancer cells, to shrink large tumors before an operation so that they can be removed more easily, or to relieve symptoms of colon cancer and rectal cancer. Radiation therapy either alone or combined with chemotherapy is one of the standard treatment options for the initial management of rectal cancer followed by surgery.

Colon cancer cure: Targeted drug therapy

Today there are certain drugs tailored to address all the specific malfunctions that promote the growth of cancer cells. These drugs available and may be recommended for people with advanced colon cancer, some of those drugs include:

  • Ziv-aflibercept (Zaltrap)
  • Regorafenib (Stivarga)
  • Panitumumab (Vectibix)
  • Cetuximab (Erbitux)
  • Bevacizumab (Avastin)
  • Ramucirumab (Cyramza)

These drugs are primarily tailored for those patients whose cancer has advanced. They can also be administered alongside chemotherapy or by alone. And like with all other drugs, patients may respond to them differently. These drugs are working well for some patients yet to some they are not. Studies have established and determined the kind of patients to whom such medications will benefit the most. Though some progress is being made, doctors are still being careful in weighing the best-targeted drugs against, the risk of side effects and the cost when deciding whether to use these treatments.

Supportive or palliative care

Palliative care is specialized medical care that focuses on providing relief from pain and other symptoms of a serious illness. Palliative care specialists will in most cases work with the patient, his or her family and alongside other specialists to provide an extra layer of support that complements the ongoing care. This is a serious remedial action for cancer patients and when dome together with all the appropriate treatment options for cancer, cancer patients can live much comfortable and longer.

Finally, from the expert’s point of view at AWAREmed health and wellness resource center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD, palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses and other specially trained professionals. It is primarily tailored to improving the quality of the patient’s life together with their family. And as you consider all these treatment options, AWAREmed health center doors are always open for you and all we want to do is to help you go through this by reducing your pains. You may want to consider calling us on telephone number (843) 2131480 or contact Dr. Dalal Akoury on Facebook, LinkedIn.

Colon cancer cure: Types of treatment

 

 

 

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