A new image-guided radiation therapy targets cancersmore accurately to help safeguard surrounding healthy tissue
Cancer is a scary disease. Thankfully, arduous efforts made by researchers in recent years have resulted in new innovative technologies being made available to improve cancer treatments and their outcome.
Compare to Conventional Radiotherapy , the helical system of TomoTherapy allows a continuous spiral-ring delivery of radiation beams around the patient, providing higher flexibility of treatment angles, and by equipped with other modern radiation technologies, Tomotherapy gives a highly-precise radiotherapy treatment with reduced toxicity.
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. Together with the PDL-1 protein test to predict the response of individual patients to immunotherapy, the appropriate treatment can then be administered sooner. Patients no longer need to waste money and time receiving unsuitable treatment.
What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer occurs as a result of a mutation or abnormal changes in genes that control cell growth.
Recent years has seen great advances in methods of surgery that are quicker, less invasive, require a shorter stay in hospital, and result in less scarring and a better quality of life for patients.