Chemotherapy is the use of various chemical drugs that affect the growth and spread of cancer cells to control all organs of the body. There are several different chemotherapy regimens (ie, a standard combination of chemotherapy drugs used to treat certain types of cancer). Chemotherapy has been systemic effects like most drugs intravenously and are run through the bloodstream. Chemotherapy is used in combination with radiation therapy and surgery, to increase the overall result on the patient’s health. Chemotherapy with the intention of either cure or relieve (ie reducing the intensity of symptoms) was added. Furthermore, the treatment is given before surgery (neoadjuvant) to reduce the size of the tumor, a surgical intervention more effective or suspects after surgery (adjuvant therapy) for metastatic disease is.
Before treatment, the patient’s medical condition is evaluated thoroughly. Cardiovascular evaluation includes assessment, dental screening, medication history, etc. The patient is subjected to also assess a variety of imaging tests to determine the extent of the spread of cancer.
After the evaluation, most drugs are administered intravenously (some are administered orally) given in cycles lasting about two to four weeks. Dosage calculations are mathematically related to the weight and size of the patient calculated.
Side effects of cancer treatment
There are several side effects of chemotherapy treatment for cancer management situation,
Depression of the immune system renders the patient susceptible to infections
Autumn in the blood which symptoms such as weakness and fatigue.
Stomach discomfort, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, constipation or diarrhea are other symptoms such as weight loss and anorexia
Thinning and Hair loss is one of the most commonly reported side effects
The treatment can also have systemic effects on the heart, lungs and kidneys
Central nervous system dysfunction and impotence is occasionally observed.
Chemotherapy treatment in India
Chemotherapy is very stressful and costly affair. India has gained reputation in recent years for its international quality of medical care at reasonable and affordable costs.