A new image-guided radiation therapy targets cancers more accurately to help safeguard surrounding healthy tissue . One good example is Helical TomoTherapy,a treatment which combines various innovative radiotherapy technologies.
During the treatment of cancer, the alleviation of pain and discomfort through relief treatments is also essential. The reduction of cancer pain can improve the quality of life, mood, and sleep of patients and increase their motivation and will power against the cancer.
The effectiveness of immunotherapy as a cancer treatment has drawn more attention from the public recently. Since its durability is longer lasting than chemotherapy and it is effective for about 80% of lung cancer patients, immunotherapy is now viewed as the new preferred treatment for lung cancer.
Breast cancer occurs as a result of a mutation or abnormal changes in genes that control cell growth. The rate of breast cancer in Hong Kong has risen sharply, from 1,787 new cases in 1999 to 3,544 in 2013.