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Anticancer: A New Way of Life

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Archive for December, 2019

Surgical oncology is the branch of surgery applied to oncology; it focuses on the surgical management of tumors, especially cancerous tumors.

As one of several modalities in the management of cancer, the specialty of surgical oncology has evolved in steps similar to medical oncology (pharmacotherapy for cancer), which grew out of hematology, and radiation oncology, which grew out of radiology.

The Ewing Society known today as the Society of Surgical Oncology was started by surgeons interested in promoting the field of oncology.

Complex General Surgical Oncology was ratified by a specialty Board certification in 2011 from the American Board of Surgery.

Radiation therapy or radiotherapy is a therapy using ionizing radiation, generally as part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant cells and normally delivered by a linear accelerator.

Radiation therapy may be curative in a number of types of cancer if they are localized to one area of the body.

It may also be used as part of adjuvant therapy, to prevent tumor recurrence after surgery to remove a primary malignant tumor (for example, early stages of breast cancer).

Radiation therapy is synergistic with chemotherapy and has been used before, during, and after chemotherapy in susceptible cancers.

Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialized medical and nursing care for people with life-limiting illnesses.

It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress at any stage of illness.

The goal is to improve the quality of life for both the person and their family

Palliative care is provided by a team of physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and other health professionals who work together with the primary care physician and referred specialists and other hospital or hospice staff to provide additional support.

Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist.

Cancer survival has improved due to three main components including improved prevention efforts to reduce exposure to risk factors (e.g., tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption), improved screening of several cancers (allowing for earlier diagnosis), and improvements in treatment.

Cancers are often managed through discussion on multi-disciplinary cancer conferences where medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and organ-specific oncologists meet to find the best possible management for an individual patient considering the physical, social, psychological, emotional, and financial status of the patient.

Metastasis is a pathogenic agent’s spread from an initial or primary site to a different or secondary site within the host’s body.

The newly pathological sites, then, are metastases.

Cancer occurs after cells are genetically altered to proliferate rapidly and indefinitely.

This uncontrolled proliferation by mitosis produces a primary heterogeneous tumor.

The cells which constitute the tumor eventually undergo metaplasia (the transformation of one differentiated cell type to another differentiated cell type), followed by dysplasia (an abnormality of development and then anaplasia (loss of differentiation of cells and their orientation to each other, a characteristic of tumor cells), resulting in a malignant phenotype.

Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation (easing the severity of pain or disease without removing the cause) of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient’s pain and symptoms and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs.

The modern concept of hospice includes palliative care for the incurably ill given in such institutions as hospitals or nursing homes, but also care provided to those who would rather spend their last months and days of life in their own homes.

Chemotherapy (often abbreviated to chemo and sometimes CTX or CTx) is a type of cancer treatment that uses one or more anti-cancer drugs (chemotherapeutic agents) as part of a standardized chemotherapy regimen.

Chemotherapy may be given with a curative intent (which almost always involves combinations of drugs), or it may aim to prolong life or to reduce symptoms (palliative chemotherapy).

Chemotherapy is one of the major categories of the medical discipline specifically devoted to pharmacotherapy for cancer, which is called medical oncology.

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