Generally, when refers to cancer, chemotherapy is the first treatment that comes to our mind. Although chemotherapy drugs are powerful enough to kill rapidly growing cancer cells, they also harm perfectly healthy cells, causing side effects throughout the body.
Below is a list of common side effects of traditional chemotherapy:
Pain. Chemotherapy sometimes causes pain. Headaches, muscle pain, stomach pain, pain from nerve damage, such as burning, numbness, or shooting pains, usually in the fingers and toes
Changes in thinking and memory. Some people have trouble thinking clearly and concentrating after chemotherapy.
Hair loss. Some types of chemotherapy cause hair loss from all over your body.
Long-term side effects. Cause permanent damage to the heart, lung, liver, kidneys, or reproductive system.
Except for those we mentioned above, fatigue, mouth and throat sores, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, constipation, blood disorders, appetite loss are also common side effects bought by chemotherapy.
Now, more and more people be aware of the danger of chemotherapy, they start to look for a new kind of cancer treatment which is of less side effects and better efficacy. With the development of medical technology, minimally invasive therapy is now widely used. Compared with traditional treatments, minimally invasive therapy has gained good reputation and trust form numerous cancer patients due to its advantages of small trauma, few toxic side effects, quick recovery and good efficacy. In recent years, with the continuous development of minimally invasive therapy, more and more cancer patients see hope of life from minimally invasive therapies, such as interventional therapy, cryotherapy, Nanoknife, particle implantation, natural therapy, etc.
So far, Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou has successfully helped numerous cancer patients prolong their life, relieve their pain and improve their living quality via performing minimally invasive therapies.