The classification of interventional therapy includes vascular interventional therapy and nonvascular interventional therapy. Interventional therapy is a mini-invasive therapy performed under the guidance of medical imaging equipments. With a 1-2 millimeter incision, paracentesis can be performed with the lead of medical imaging equipment. Then a special tube, catheter or other sophisticated apparatus are introduced to inhibit the growth and spread of cancer cells, so as to cut off the tumor’s blood supply and reach the effect of local chemotherapy without any toxic side effects of chemotherapy.
|Items of Comparison||Interventional Therapy||Systemic Chemotherapy|
|Safety||High safety||High risk|
|Damage Degree||2 mm small incision; local administration of drug; few toxic side effects and complications.||Great toxic side effects, such as decline in leukocyte and blood platelet, hair losing, vomiting, decrease of immune function, etc.|
|Drug Concentration||Drugs are directly given to the tumor via arterial infusion, thus, the drug concentration of interventional therapy is 2-8 times higher than that of systemic chemotherapy. Interventional therapy kills cancer cells more effectively.||Chemotherapy drugs are injected via intravenous injection, in other words, drugs will be transmitted to the whole body. Therefore, chemotherapy is of lower drug concentration.|
|Treatment Characteristics||Cuts off the blood supply to the tumor; precisely kills cancer cells; strong targeted; high drug concentration; few side effects; real-time evaluation of therapeutic effect; significant effect.||Chemotherapy kills not only cancer cells, but also normal cells. Chemotherapy breaks human immune system, brings great side effects and cannot effectively control the development of advanced cancers.|
In order to make sure the accuracy of drugs and embolization agents to the tumor, doctors perform interventional therapy must possess the following three skills:
(1)Skillful puncture technique, so as to make sure the accuracy of puncture
(2)Professional knowledge about vascular anatomy, so as to find blood vessels precisely and quickly
(3)Solid foundation of iconography knowledge
The above three skills are indispensable. Doctors with rich clinical experiences in Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou are required to equip with these three skills, so as to make sure the success of interventional therapy.
The interventional therapy in Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou adopts effective anticancer drugs, the Chinese herbal medicine ingredient in the drug has the effect of preventing the formation of tumor blood vessels, so as to inhibit the growth of tumor and treat it. Interventional therapy has the advantages of strong targeted, no drug resistance, few toxic side effects, etc.