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“Modern cancer treatment”

The treatment of cancer has continued to evolve at an amazing pace as scientists continue to search for the most viable way to treat the condition. Today, radiation oncology is preferred by most cancer patients owing to its numerous advantages. Most importantly, it yields the right treatment results quickly. Generally, very few forms of cancer treatment are able to compete with radiation oncology. A good number of treatment procedures that exist today are actually unable to replicate its simplicity and quick nature. As stated earlier, it mainly involves being subjected to a well calculated dose of radiation. The radiation is allowed to do its work for a specific time frame. This procedure is often repeated on a number of occasions for effectiveness. There are also drugs that are used to administer radiation therapy. Here is a look at the major ways in which the condition is treated.

Cancer Treatment Drugs

“Drugs used for cancer treatment”

In chemotherapy, the treatment of cancer is mainly achieved through the use of drugs. The drugs are used to target specific cancer cells in the body. Some drugs may be used independently, while others are used in collaboration with other drugs. Major examples of drugs that are used to treat cancer are abemaciclib, ABVD and Doxorubicin.

There are several other drugs that are used to treat cancer. Others include Bevacizumab, Dabrafenib, Cabazitaxel, Epoch and FEC which are all approved for use by the FDA and used in the US as well as around the entire globe.

Radiation Oncology Machines

“Modern cancer machines”

Radiation oncology is mainly achieved through the use of a machine that delivers radiation beams externally. It is sometimes achieved through the use of drugs, in which case it is referred to as systemic radiation oncology. The name of the machine that is used to administer radiation oncology is called the Linear accelerator. Other machines that are used for external radiation delivery are proton therapy machines which uses protons to kill the targeted cancer cells, IGRT or image guided machines which targets its radiation on the cancer cells as revealed by imaging techniques and Volumetric-modulated arc radiotherapy machine which circles a patient while delivering radiation.

These are some of the major examples of modern cancer treatment options that are used today. There are several others which have not been indicated based on the fact that they may not be as famous as any of the treatment options indicated above.


“The success rate of cancer treatment”

France is one of the leading countries in the world in as far as health care facilities are concerned. The country has managed to take its health sector to greater through the provision of high quality healthcare facilities along with high drugs that are effective in the treatment of cancer. What is interesting to note is the fact that France has had started the fight against cancer quite early. Some of its cancer institutions are over two centuries old, a sign that the country’s fight against cancer goes back a long way. Perhaps making reference to the nations old fight against cancer may seem as if it has lost some steam along the way. For this, a good look at the country’s recent performance in as far as the fight against cancer is concerned would make more sense. Here is some interesting information to explain how the country has fared in the fight against the dreadful medical condition. The information focuses on how the country has performed over the last ten years.

Many Centres Offering Specialised Treatment For Cancer Patients

Today, France has over ten globally recognised institutions offering specialised treatment for cancer patients. These medical institutions are renowned for providing highly competitive treatment options for cancer patients of all kinds.

It is for this reason that the country’s major cancer institutes, recently reported that men and women saw their survival rates jump from 72 % to 94 % in the last decade.

Equipment And Drugs For Administering Special Cancer Treatment Procedures

Over the years, France has witnessed an increase in the number of modern drugs for the treatment of cancer. The nation has also embraced a wide range of modern equipment including radiation oncology machines.

More Success Stories

Over the years, the country has registered a long list of success stories in all areas of cancer treatment. This applies to patients of cancer ranging from lung cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer, cancer of the throat and even cancer of the stomach among other forms of cancer.

Many Research Centres With Global Recognition

“Research and training centres”

The country is home to many research and training centres with global recognition. One particular centre that is held in high esteem for its remarkable fight against cancer is the French Society Of Radiation Oncologists (SFRO) which remains one of the most important centres for cancer research in the country. This society along with other societies is spearheading the fight against cancer by promoting research and training of medical experts from all over the country. In just a decade, the centre has managed to encapsulate around 120 active members from all over France.

“France global cancer awareness”

From the information above, it is clear that France has actually fared quite well in as far as the fight against cancer is concerned. The information shows a significant reduction in the number of deaths involving cancer as the sole cause. This is an indication of the nation’s success in the fight against the dreadful condition. Further, the increased number of centres offering specialised cancer treatment is another indicator worth taking into account. It clearly shows that the country’s cancer centres are taking a stand against the condition. All this information combined, clearly explains why France remains one of the leaders in the global fight against cancer.


“Radiation oncology treatment”

Radiation oncology refers to the use of controlled high energy radiation doses to kill cancer cells in the body. Experts analyse the patients before they can ascertain the required amount of high energy radiation to administer. Over the years, the treatment method has grown to become one of the best ways to treat cancer. Not shocking, it has continued to attract scores of cancer patients around the world. Today, thousands of cancer patients around the world are undergoing radiation oncology treatment procedures for purposes of keeping their cancer cells under control.

“Cancer treatment procedures”

A good number of cancer treatment procedures are associated with both highs and lows. Thus patients of cancer seeking to undergo a specific treatment procedure are supposed to learn more about it before they can proceed to go for it. This also applies to radiation oncology. Although it is one of the world’s most recommended cancer treatment method, it is also associated with certain shortcomings that cancer patients are supposed to be aware of. Here is a look at the pros and cons of using radiation oncology for the treatment of cancer.


Possibility Of Instantly Killing Cancer Cells

“Possibility Of Instantly
Killing Cancer Cells”

It is one of the few forms of treating cancer that are able to kill cancer cells instantly. Even though this may not always be possible, it can take place depending on the dosage of radiation that has been administered. Doctors often study the state of the cancer before they can recommend the use of the therapy to determine the actual dosage of radiation to administer. Therefore, killing the cells instantly may or may not be registered.

Always Kills Cancer Cells In Its Wake

“Radiation oncology killing
cancer cells procedure”

The certainty of killing cancer cells following the administration of radiation therapy is always there. Based on the nature of the radiation, it is able to destroy a significant fraction of cancer cells. Some of the cells are destroyed instantly depending on the amount of radiation they have absorbed. On the other hand, some cells are destroyed over time. Those that die after some time usually do so without causing any harm to the body.

Is Often More Convenient Than Surgical Procedures

“Convenient surgical
procedure for cancer”

There is no cancer treatment procedure that is as convenient to undergo as radiation oncology. Other forms of treating cancer are usually tedious and often inconvenience patients to a significant extent. This applies to the surgical procedures and chemotherapy which are also associated with countless shortcomings. Radiation oncology involves being subjected to a radiation beams for a specific period of time. The radiation doses are calculated and thus safe to absorb. This is mainly what happens during the treatment procedure.

The Treatment Is Localised

During the treatment of cancer, not the entire host of body cells is exposed to radiation. Only certain body cells may be exposed to the radiation.

This is mainly because the radiation therapy is localised to the region of the body with cancer cells. The result is the destruction of cancer cells while leaving the healthy cells unscarred.


May Pose A Threat To Healthy Cells

It can pose a threat to healthy cells. The radiation is localised to the region of the body with cancerous cells. But, it often reaches the healthy cells and may cause them to be damaged in the process. This is often the case when the internal radiation and oral techniques are used.

May Lay A Foundation For Other Forms Of Cancer In Future

It can lead to other forms of cancer in the future. The cancer is often likely to develop after many years have elapsed.

May Cause Heart Problems

“Radiation oncology can cause
also for heart problems”

It is able to cause heart problems. Some experts have reported cases of heart conditions following exposure to radiation. The heart is merely one of the many organs that the therapy may affect following frequent cases of exposure to the radiation.

These are the major pros and cons of undergoing radiation therapy treatment. But, the method is still one of the most useful forms of cancer treatment. It is suitable for almost any cancer patient and may work in almost all cases. The therapy also exists in different forms making it suitable for almost all cancer patients.


The Société Française Radiation Oncology is an organisation that is concerned with the provision of information about radiation oncology.

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