Cancer Treatments

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lacythecoolest
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Cancer Treatments
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2011-09-17 18:46:56
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  1. Medication used to destroy cancer cells or inhibit cancer cell growth. Targets rapidly growing cells but cannot differentiate between healthy and cancerous cells
    Chemotherapy
  2. Acts by killing cells. Will kill both normal and cancerous cells.
    Cytotoxic Therapy
  3. Slows or suppresses the growth of cells
    Cytostatic therapy
  4. Uses hormones to prevent cancer cell growth by "starving" cancer cells of growth factors and developmental hormones and preventing replication
    Hormonal therapy
  5. Stimulates the body's own immune system to destroy cancer cells or inhibit cancer cell growth
    Immunotherapy
  6. A term used to describe the spread of cancer from its original location to other areas of the body
    Metastasis
  7. Antibodies that are developed to attach to specific target, typically to a protein, the destroyed by the immune system
    Monoclonal
  8. The destruction of cancer cells by the use of waves of subatomic particles such as gamma rays or X-rays
    Radiation
  9. A systematic plan of treatment options used to cure cancer, alleviate symptoms such as pai, or prolong life
    Surgery
  10. damage to the heart tissue
    Cardiotoxicity
  11. Nerve pain, tingling or burning in the hands and feet, typically starting in the fingers or toes
    Peripheral neuropathy
  12. Inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the mouth and throat. Can be significant and extremely painful toxicity
    Mucositis

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