On August 7, 2015, with the theme of “Hand in Hand, Away Cancer Goes”, the third volunteer training lecture on non-border tumor prevention and treatment was held at the first floor Coffee Bar of Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou. Patients and their family members sat together to learn more knowledge about cancer. They also had some discussions about cancer.
Director Pan was giving a lecture.
In order to help more patients and their families know more about cancer treatment, director of oncology Pan Luo gave a lecture about interventional therapy for cancer. Director Pan introduced interventional therapy in detail including category, method, operational process etc. He indicated that interventional therapy was widely used in cancer diagnosis and treatment, having advantages of small trauma, fast recovery, good effect, etc. It just needs a 1-2 millimeter incision on the skin, then chemotherapeutic drugs are injected into the tumor by a special tube, and the drug concentration is increased by 2-8 times. And then, the embolization therapy is conducted. The blood vessels that supply for the tumor are obstructed to make the tumor lose blood supply and die.
Patients and their family members were listening carefully.
And then, patients and their families interacted actively with director Pan. And he patiently answered the audiences’ questions one by one. Director Pan said that cancer patients should eat mild food instead of cold, spicy or those foods contain food additives. Director Pan also told the audiences a simple and effective prescription: take scutellaria barbata and Oldenlandia diffusa each 50-100 grams, and add some water to cook. It has the function of anti-cancer if drink for long time. During the free chat time, patients and their families ate fruit, greeted and communicated with each other. Additionally, they put forward valuable opinions and suggestions to the hospital.
The audiences showed their willingness to spread knowledge of cancer treatment, so as to help more patients find the right treatment. It was reported that this lecture series will be held in every Friday afternoon to help more people know about cancer and fight against the fear of cancer.