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Cancer treatment is the use of surgery, radiation, medications and other therapies to cure a cancer, shrink a cancer or stop the progression of a cancer.

Many cancer treatments exist. Depending on your particular situation, you may receive one treatment or you may receive a combination of treatments.

Why it’s done

The goal of cancer treatment is to achieve a cure for your cancer, allowing you to live a normal life span. This may or may not be possible, depending on your specific situation. If a cure isn’t possible, your treatments may be used to shrink your cancer or slow the growth of your cancer to allow you to live symptom free for as long as possible.

Cancer treatments may be used as:

Primary treatment. The goal of a primary treatment is to completely remove the cancer from your body or kill all the cancer cells.

Any cancer treatment can be used as a primary treatment, but the most common primary cancer treatment for the most common types of cancer is surgery. If your cancer is particularly sensitive to radiation therapy or chemotherapy, you may receive one of those therapies as your primary treatment.

Adjuvant treatment. The goal of adjuvant therapy is to kill any cancer cells that may remain after primary treatment in order to reduce the chance that the cancer will recur.

Any cancer treatment can be used as an adjuvant therapy. Common adjuvant therapies include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and hormone therapy.

Neoadjuvant therapy is similar, but treatments are used before the primary treatment in order to make the primary treatment easier or more effective.

Palliative treatment. Palliative treatments may help relieve side effects of treatment or signs and symptoms caused by cancer itself. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and hormone therapy can all be used to relieve symptoms. Other medications may relieve symptoms such as pain and shortness of breath.

Palliative treatment can be used at the same time as other treatments intended to cure your cancer.

What you can expect

Many cancer treatments are available. Your treatment options will depend on several factors, such as the type and stage of your cancer, your general health, and your preferences. Together you and your doctor can weigh the benefits and risks of each cancer treatment to determine which is best for you.

Cancer treatment options include:

Surgery. The goal of surgery is to remove the cancer or as much of the cancer as possible.

Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells.

Radiation therapy. Radiation therapy uses high-powered energy beams, such as X-rays or protons, to kill cancer cells. Radiation treatment can come from a machine outside your body (external beam radiation), or it can be placed inside your body (brachytherapy).

Bone marrow transplant. Your bone marrow is the material inside your bones that makes blood cells from blood stem cells. A bone marrow transplant, also knowns as a stem cell transplant, can use your own bone marrow stem cells or those from a donor.

A bone marrow transplant allows your doctor to use higher doses of chemotherapy to treat your cancer. It may also be used to replace diseased bone marrow.

Immunotherapy. Immunotherapy, also known as biological therapy, uses your body’s immune system to fight cancer. Cancer can survive unchecked in your body because your immune system doesn’t recognize it as an intruder. Immunotherapy can help your immune system “see” the cancer and attack it.

Hormone therapy. Some types of cancer are fueled by your body’s hormones. Examples include breast cancer and prostate cancer. Removing those hormones from the body or blocking their effects may cause the cancer cells to stop growing.

Targeted drug therapy. Targeted drug treatment focuses on specific abnormalities within cancer cells that allow them to survive.

Cryoablation. This treatment kills cancer cells with cold. During cryoablation, a thin, wandlike needle (cryoprobe) is inserted through your skin and directly into the cancerous tumor. A gas is pumped into the cryoprobe in order to freeze the tissue. Then the tissue is allowed to thaw. The freezing and thawing process is repeated several times during the same treatment session in order to kill the cancer cells.

Radiofrequency ablation. This treatment uses electrical energy to heat cancer cells, causing them to die. During radiofrequency ablation, a doctor guides a thin needle through the skin or through an incision and into the cancer tissue. High-frequency energy passes through the needle and causes the surrounding tissue to heat up, killing the nearby cells.

Clinical trials. Clinical trials are studies to investigate new ways of treating cancer. Thousands of cancer clinical trials are underway.

Other treatments may be available to you, depending on your type of cancer.

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President Tests Positive After Taking COVID-19 Jab

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President Has Tested Positive After Taking COVID-19 Jab.

healthforcast reports that the president of Argentina Alberto Fernandez who has been vaccinated against COVID-19, on Friday announced that he has tested positive for the virus.

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Alberto Fernandez

“At the end of today, after presenting a fever of 37.3 and a slight headache, I performed an antigen test, which was positive,” he tweeted, adding he was waiting for the results of a PCR test to confirm the diagnosis.

Fernandez, who marked his 62 birthday on Friday was in isolation as a precaution but said he was “physically well.”

“Although I would have liked to end my birthday without this news, I am also in good spirits,” he said.

The Argentina President was vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and had his second shot on February 11, sources in the presidency told AFP.

 Argentina is facing a second wave of coronavirus with a sustained rise in cases.

The South American country of 44 million inhabitants has recorded more than 2.3 million infections and over 55,000 deaths from Covid-19.

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President Muhammadu Buhari Flown Abroad For Medical Treatment

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President Muhammadu Buhari Flown Abroad For Medical Treatment

The Number citizen of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria, President Buhari Has Been Flown Abroad For Medical Treatment.

President Muhammadu Buhari has been flown to London, the United Kingdom for a routine medical check-up.

This online news platform understands that PresidentBuhari met with Security Chiefs first before he embarked on the journey.

PMB is due back in the country during the second week of April 2021, this was disclosed in a statement issued by the Senior Special Adviser to the PMB on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.

BREAKING: President Muhammadu Buhari Flown Abroad For Medical Treatment [DETAILS]

 

“PMB proceeds to London, the United Kingdom, Tuesday March 30, 2021, fora routine medical check-up.
“The Presidentmeets with Security Chiefs first in the morning, after which he embarks on the journey.
“He is due back in the country during the second week of April, 2021,” the Presidential media aide added.
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Real Cause Of Boxing Legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler Death Exposed

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Real Cause Of Boxing Legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler Death Exposed

Marvelous Marvin Hagler Death Exposed—Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler, The Former middleweight world champion has died at the age of 66.

The Genius Media Nigeria gathered that his wife, Kay Hagler who announced his passing on Facebook said he died unexpectedly at their home in New Hampshire.

“Today, unfortunately, I lost my beloved husband, Marvelous Marvin.

“He passed away unexpectedly at our home here in New Hampshire.

“This is a trying time for our family and we would appreciate all the privacy we can get.

“I miss him already and do hope he is in a better place,” she said.

Also, former world featherweight champion, Barry McGuigan in a tribute to Hagler said he was “shocked and deeply saddened” to hear of his sudden demise.

“I’m honored to have spent some amazing times with him.

“My heartfelt sympathies to his wife Kay and his family. Rest in Peace Champ,” he said.

Before his death, Hagler dominated the middleweight division from 1979 until his controversial defeat by Sugar Ray Leonard in April 1987.

He made 12 successful title defenses and famously won the classic fight known as ‘The War’, when he beat Thomas ‘Hit Man’ Hearns in April 1985.

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