Cancer can be described as uncontrollable cell growth very quickly, causing different problems in the body. As these tumor cells grow very quickly, they may spread from the actual tumor and travel to other places of the body. So, the treatment involves surgical inventions with the combination of radiation and chemotherapy to arrest or stop the multiplication of tumor cells and spreading to other parts of the body.
How does it work
Your oncologist in Dubai designs a specific treatment for you. This will be administered through the veins and injected in the body or it can also be given in the form of pills depending on the drug which is used to treat you.
Nowadays, different combination of chemo drugs are used by oncologists in Dubai to get better results. They are designed to target foreign growths with the hope of weakening and destroying the tumor cells and leaving the body’s natural cells unharmed. Unfortunately, the drugs cannot distinguish between good cells and bad cells in the body causing damage.
The role of Oncologist
An Oncologist is the main doctor who will control chemotherapy. He will personally supervise every patient as it must be given in a specific way. Some of the chemo drugs should not be exposed to light and covered with carbon paper, and the patient is, for the most part, kept in a dark room.
Side effects of chemotherapy
- These chemo drugs are so powerful that the chemicals depress the body’s immune system which is our self-repair system.
- Chemo kills the rapidly dividing cells in your body com. Your hair follicle is affected and prompt hair fall, this will soon reverse as our hair roots grow.
- Your mucus areas also affected so you may have nausea or vomiting or develop mouth or a sore throat.
- Most of the chemo drugs are hard on your bladder, so make sure you drink lots of water.
- Decreases your red blood cells count.
- Decreases your white blood cells count.
- One more important thing you need to keep in mind that your risk of infections will be much higher during this time.
Even after the surgery, your specialist may prescribe you too for chemotherapy and radiation to combat remaining tumor cells and avoid further development.