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I was wondering what treatments are used depending on the type and stage of cancer? Is chemo therapy the go to for nearly everything? Or do they really push the treatments that don't cause further DNA damage first?
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2 weeks ago
The major treatments currently available are surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and immunotherapy.

  • Surgery is the most effective and fastest treatment for tumors that are caught early and have not metastasized.
  • Therapeutic radiology, i.e. radiation therapy, uses high-energy particles or waves, such as X rays or gamma rays, to focus damaging radiation on the region of a tumor, inflicting genetic damage that kills cancerous cells.
  • Chemotherapy uses powerful anticancer drugs that travel through the bloodstream, making it potentially useful for cancers that have spread. Oncologists use about 50 different chemotherapeutic drugs to combat cancer, generally administering more than one drug at a time because these drugs are more powerful when combined.
  • Some types of cancer, such as breast and prostate cancer, depend on sex hormones to grow. Hormone therapy prevents cancer cells from receiving or using the hormones they need.
  • Immunotherapy, also called biologic therapy (procedure shown below), uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer cells or protect the body from side effects. Immunotherapy relies on antibodies, naturally occurring proteins dedicated to defending the body against invasion by foreign substances.

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2 weeks ago
Know of any cancer treatments that don't damage DNA or are surgical? Magnet field experiments being tested?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/magnetic-helmet-tumor-093523598.html?guccounter=1
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