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Cancer treatment earlier and today: You no longer have to suffer!

Cancer treatment earlier and today: You no longer have to suffer! Nausea and vomiting are among the most unpleasant feelings that one knows. These are also common side effects of oncology treatment, but modern medicine can effectively fight them. Do not you believe?

Tumor diseases once physicians could not solve at all. The first treatment options began to appear only at the end of the 19th century. Physicians have tried to provide new methods to patients even though they have not been able to cope with their side effects at first.

This was true both for the radiation that was discovered at the turn of the century and for the chemotherapy that began to be used after the Second World War. It was a miracle, the first people to cure cancer - adults and children.

Life saving was a major goal, and the bare fact that it was possible to achieve it was a huge commitment. Until the 1990s, however, no drugs were available that would effectively suppress nausea and vomiting. Apparently, at this time, patients experienced that severe nausea and vomiting are a natural part of the treatment and can not be avoided.

Whoever suffers is not a hero

Unfortunately, in some patients, despite the effort, doctors do not take enough and the nausea is really troublesome. On the other hand, a lot of cancer patients do not talk about treating the nausea.

These people are dizzy or embarrassed, perhaps they think fighting with her is their fight against cancer. However, such an approach is not correct. Poorly tolerated treatment results in worse results and sometimes prematurely terminated. It happens that even the tumor, which would have been suppressed altogether, will be moved to an untreated stage due to discontinuation of treatment. How to prevent it?
If treatment is to be ideally effective, it is important for the patient to do the best to eat and sleep and not too stressed.
Therefore, if you are sick with chemotherapy or radiation, do not fight it yourself . Fighting with bare hands is not heroism.
Doctors have a number of effective medicines available. They can get rid of nausea of ​​dozens of patients. And even the worst-suffering cytostatics!

Do not forget: the most important thing is to beat cancer, it's about the sick and their doctors.



Article author: MUDr. Tereza Kopecká
Source: U lékaře.cz



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