Generally, if tumours can be removed surgically, it is recommended to combine the surgical procedure with chemotherapy, which can take place either before or after the surgical procedure. In most cases, chemotherapy is the initial treatment that a patient receives in the expectation that the tumours will respond by shrinking. After then, surgical intervention can be carried out.
In the early stages of all types of cancer, surgery is sometimes the only treatment that is successful. But for the majority of malignancies, the most effective course of treatment is to combine surgical removal of the tumour with additional procedures, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
When a patient is diagnosed with a new form of cancer, we conduct an evaluation of the patient using a multidisciplinary approach in order to develop a tailored treatment plan for the patient. We perform surgery both because it is effective in conjunction with other forms of treatment and because it helps us achieve higher rates of cancer remission.
Patients visit a surgeon here shortly after receiving a cancer diagnosis to begin discussing the next steps in diagnosis and therapy. The timing of your surgery will depend on the comprehensive approach we employ here; each case is treated as an individual. If surgery is the suggested initial treatment, we attempt to perform it within a week or two of the patient’s initial visit.
As a result of our comprehensive approach, alternative treatments are typically proposed initially. Depending on their specific treatment plan, some patients will get chemotherapy or radiation therapy prior to surgery. Occasionally, there is a delay of several weeks or even months between a patient’s initial diagnosis and surgery due to the usage of many treatment modalities.
Pain at the location of the incision is one of the most common complications following gastrointestinal surgery. Working collaboratively with our anesthesiology colleagues, we prioritize optimal pain management so that patients may stand up, move freely, and breathe easily following surgery.
Another common difficulty, especially following intestinal surgery, is eating after the procedure. It does take a couple of weeks for the majority of people to regain their usual eating and drinking habits. We optimize minimally invasive treatments, even for complex operations, in an effort to reduce postoperative pain. In addition, we frequently use laparoscopic and robotic procedures to minimize incision size when appropriate.
People often attend their treatment sessions Monday through Friday, making the total number of sessions each week five. Depending on the specifics of your treatment plan, this routine will often continue for another three to nine weeks. Only the tumour is treated with this particular form of radiation therapy. However, it will have an adverse effect on some of the healthy tissue that is next to the tumour.
In point of fact, after reviewing the relevant research, it appears that external-beam radiation therapy is a more effective kind of treatment in certain instances. “ Patients who are treated with cutting-edge external-beam radiation therapy have an overall cure rate of 93.3% and a metastasis-free survival rate at 5 years of 96.9%, according to a recent study.
Radiation therapy can kill cancer cells or slow their growth by disrupting their DNA at high enough dosages. Radiation therapy kills cancer cells. Cells with DNA that is so severely damaged that it cannot be repaired either stop dividing or die. When the injured cells die, the body degrades and eliminates them by breaking them down into smaller pieces.
When tumours are localised and can be reached by a surgeon, surgical removal of the tumour is an effective treatment option. If cancer has already spread to other regions of the body or has developed in an area that cannot be reached, chemotherapy is the treatment of choice for eradicating cancer and maintaining control over its growth.
Neoadjuvant therapy, also known as preoperative chemotherapy, is a type of treatment that is occasionally administered before surgery in order to decrease bigger malignancies. This could also: Give the surgeon the best possible opportunity to successfully remove cancer from your body. Make it possible for the surgeon to remove only the cancerous portion of the breast rather than the complete breast.