Many of us have heard the term “chemotherapy”, let’s learn more about it.
To be precise, chemotherapy is one of the modern highly technological methods of treatment for different types of malignant tumours by injecting of special chemicals and medications into the body.
This treating method has systemic influence on a cancer patient’s body. Reaching all body cells the preparations accumulate in pathological tissues and destroy them.
There is no universal approach while choosing the scheme of treatment, it is prescribed individually.
The course of chemotherapy is determined by a number of factors:
In Onco.Rehab clinic chemotherapy, as a treating method, is an important element of integrative therapy.
The usage of the method
Chemotherapy can be prescribed:
Chemotherapy: types according to the time of the course
Let us talk about several types of chemotherapy, which take place in different periods.
It is a complex of auxiliary therapeutic measures, which goal is to prevent the recurrence of identified and already treated nidus of atypia.
Cytostatics, that are used here, inhibit and suppress pathological processes in tissues. They positively influence active division and reproduction of healthy tissues.
As this method has a disastrous effect on metastases, the recurrence is minimized, and the chances of the patient’s recovery significantly increase.
This method represents the usage of cytostatics before the surgery.
The main goal of the treatment is to reveal the reaction of the malignant tumour to the injected medications, which will reduce the size of the tumour.
Moreover, the injected medications affect microcancerous lesions and metastases, increasing the resectability of the tumour.
It takes place during the preoperative period and is meant to prepare the patient’s body to the surgery.
In medical practice this method is widely used for improving a patient’s quality of life when the tumour is considered inoperable.
When other treating methods are impossible, palliative chemotherapy is used.
It happens in the case of:
Injected cytostatics inhibit tumour growth, help reduce the pain syndrome, thus easing the patient’s health condition and prolonging the patient’s life.
Medications used in chemotherapy are classified according to the colour of their components.
Thus, medicine distinguishes the following types of chemotherapy:
To increase the efficiency of treatment courses specialists, as a rule, recommend polychemotherapy combined with other methods.
As for medications used in the Onco.Rehab clinic, it should be noticed that at the end of 2019 the purchase of original medicines made up more than 80% in financial terms. They include:
It is one of the fast-growing methods of chemotherapy. It affects atypical cells on a molecular genetic level.
The selective and ultra-precise disorder of the delicate mechanisms of cellular metabolism leads to the situation when the injected medications significantly inhibit the proliferation of atypical cells and even induce their self-destruction. At the same time, the metabolism of healthy elements can hardly be negatively affected. It means that the patient’s risk to face side effects of chemotherapy is minimal.
Induction chemotherapy is used:
This method is usually chosen in 3 cases:
Medical practice proves that the injection of medication in combination with hyperthermia increases the effectiveness of cancer treatment. This strategy is applied in case of:
The undeniable advantage of hyperthermic therapy lies in the significant reduction in the toxic effects on the patient’s body.
Platinum-based medicines have already proven themselves in the fight against atypical changes. Such medicines are able to influence the mutated cells, which are localized in the zones where other medications are ineffective.
Platinum medicines help against tumours in:
Gentle chemotherapy means the treatment of tumour centres with cytostatic medications, which minimize side effects. However, one should understand that cytostatics are less effective than other anti-cancer drugs.
This method is typically used:
Doses of chemotherapy medications are increased at the presence of any types of lymphoma, as the risk of rapid growth and metastasis even at early stages is very high.
High-dose chemotherapy shows remarkable toxic exposure on the patient’s body, e.g. vomiting, nausea, diarrhea.
To give the cancer patient possibility to recover, breaks between the courses are longer.
When choosing the type of chemotherapy specialists always follow one main principle: do no harm to the patient.
The Onco.Rehab clinic of integrative oncology offers medication therapy for cancer patients.
Systemic treatment and rehabilitation are available for Muscovites and residents of OTHER REGIONS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION with CMI policy.
To receive systemic treatment and rehabilitation you need a 057-U reference for the hospitalization/rehabilitation to "Oncoklinika", ltd.
If you want to be treated in Onco.Rehab, the first integrative oncology clinic in Russia, you MUST NOT NOTE on your medical form "Treatment at the place of residence".
To get a consultation/hospitalization in OOO “Onkoklinika” you should go to the clinic residence (oncology clinic) at the place of your and take a reference (057-U) with the signature of your treating doctor and the seal of the medical organization.
The manager contacts patients just after the concilium of doctors (every Thursday) where the specialists look through all the documents and make a decision about the necessary treatment.