Features chemotherapy in our time

The invention is a fundamentally new method of treatment of tumors in the near future is unlikely. Therefore, the efforts of researchers from different countries aimed at achieving maximum efficiency of the existing treatment methods. But, often, opening a surprise - after all, to increase the effectiveness of treatment is sometimes necessary, on the contrary, nothing to do.

A new study conducted in Washington (USA) showed that the effectiveness of this method of cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy, can increase the usual starvation. According to scientists, the refusal of food for a certain time before the start of chemotherapy strengthens the patient's body that helps protect healthy cells from the side effects of chemotherapy is damaging their toxins designed to kill the tumor.

Today regard to chemotherapy even practicing oncologists in two ways. On the one hand, chemotherapeutic treatment of some forms of cancer is quite effective and can help even in some advanced cases. However, this type of therapy has a lot of contraindications, as is often poorly tolerated by patients and, in addition, has many serious side effects. Take the decreased production of blood cells, tissue damage heart, etc.

Targeted as chemotherapy, where drugs only affects the specified type of cells used for the treatment of several types of cancer, and that if the patient has a genetic predisposition.

So today global Oncology considers any hypotheses regarding the reduction of side effects on the body as a whole, and, consequently, increase the effectiveness of the chemotherapy.

According to information previously provided, fasting can help to protect tumor cells, but not cancer cells, in which it is grown, from the toxicity of chemotherapy. Continuing their research, the scientists used a diet effects to demonstrate that fasting can protect normal cells, and to increase the sensitivity of cancer cells to chemotherapy.

As it turned out in the course of the experiment, 48-hour fast prior to chemotherapy, enough to slow tumor progression in breast cancer. And if it has not been used for chemotherapy, it was noted a 50% reduction of tumor growth. However, this data is only preliminary stage, the research continues.

According to the materials oncoportal.net

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