Oncologists reveal the truth about chemotherapy: patients with 4 types of tumors do not need chemotherapy


As a commonly used clinical treatment method, chemotherapy is still a “scourge” in the eyes of many people. Even though many people don’t know what chemotherapy is like, they still feel resistance and fear from the bottom of their hearts.

So, what exactly does chemotherapy do? Is this rumor that is active in the cancer community true that “everyone dies as soon as they undergo chemotherapy?”

1. Does chemotherapy really accelerate death? What exactly does it do?

Most of the patients hospitalized in the hospital have no medical background, and the treatment methods for cancer are based on what they see and hear around them. Who will die today because of chemotherapy, who will not live for more than 3 months tomorrow because of chemotherapy, and so on. As for the fear of chemotherapy, it is believed that chemotherapy causes the death of cancer patients. But this is not the case. There is no scientific basis for the statement that chemotherapy will promote patient death .

Chemotherapy is the abbreviation of chemical drug treatment, which uses chemical drugs to kill cancer cells. Clinically, chemotherapy is still one of the most effective methods for treating cancer, and is listed as the three major treatments for cancer along with radiotherapy and surgery.

However, whether a patient will die after chemotherapy may be related to these factors.

Severity of the disease: Before treatment, the patient’s disease has progressed to an advanced stage, and the prognosis is poor.

Chemotherapy side effects: Chemotherapy drugs do not distinguish between friend and foe. While killing cancer cells, they also have toxic effects on normal cells, causing patients to suffer from nausea, vomiting, bone marrow suppression and other problems. Some patients with poor physical fitness may not be able to tolerate the side effects.

Individual differences: Different patients have different physical tolerance, immunity and sensitivity to drugs, and the same drug has different effects on different patients.

There is no doubt that chemotherapy itself will not promote patient death. Some patients who die due to chemotherapy are mostly caused by the above factors and cannot be entirely attributed to chemotherapy.

2. Patients with 4 types of cancer do not need chemotherapy as it may have counter-effects.

So far, chemotherapy is still the best way to inhibit the growth of malignant tumors and extend the life of patients. However, whether to choose chemotherapy is not a simple question. The answer mainly depends on the type of cancer, and the effect of chemotherapy on different cancers varies greatly. Patients with the following four types of cancer are not suitable for chemotherapy:

1. Cancer patients who are insensitive to chemotherapy drugs

Some cancers are insensitive to chemotherapy drugs, such as papillary thyroid cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, clear cell renal cell carcinoma , etc., and the effect of chemotherapy is not good. Surgery, targeted drug therapy, etc. are generally used. Before performing chemotherapy, it is necessary to fully evaluate whether the condition is suitable for chemotherapy.

2. The condition requires it, but the patient’s body does not allow it.

Some patients’ conditions are suitable for chemotherapy, but if the patients themselves are in poor physical condition or are relatively old , chemotherapy may bring negative benefits to their health and lead to premature death.

3. Patients with early-stage cancer should not receive chemotherapy

The treatment for early-stage cancer patients is mostly surgery , and most of them only require surgery without additional chemotherapy. Blindly performing chemotherapy will cause unnecessary harm to the body.

4. Cancer patients in the terminal stage or with severe diseases

Some patients in the terminal stage are so thin and weak that even normal life is difficult. If chemotherapy is given in this situation, the patient is likely to because he cannot tolerate the treatment die prematurely . In addition, some patients suffer from kidney disease, liver disease, etc. while suffering from cancer. Such patients are also not suitable for chemotherapy.

3. The “cancer signals” are hidden in the morning, when you eat, and when you sleep!

Medical treatment is progressing rapidly at this stage, and many cancers have good therapeutic effects. But as ordinary people, we still have to try our best to prevent cancer. The symptoms of early-stage cancer are generally atypical, but they are not invisible. You should pay more attention to these moments in your daily life and seek medical treatment promptly if any abnormalities are found.

1. When getting up in the morning

Headache, vomiting, and blurred vision : These symptoms are typical manifestations of increased intracranial pressure. These symptoms may occur in any disease that causes increased intracranial pressure, the most common of which is brain tumors .

Unable to wake up in the morning or general weakness : After waking up, you still feel very tired, groggy, general weakness, or when hungry have obvious symptoms such as confusion . You need to be alert to the possibility that it may be related to insulinoma .

2. While eating

Acid reflux : Abnormal acid reflux, vomiting, nausea and other symptoms appear not long after eating. If you still have abdominal pain, weight loss and other symptoms, you need to be highly vigilant that you may be suffering from gastric cancer .

Abdominal pain, fullness and discomfort : This symptom is pancreatic cancer . Generally, the pain will appear in the middle and upper abdomen and left ribs, and can radiate to the chest and back. a typical symptom of

3. While sleeping

Excessive nocturia : The frequency of waking up at night increases abnormally, but the amount of urine each time is not large. This condition is pathological nocturia and may be related to prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer .

Persistence of unexplained pain : If you experience abnormal pain in your body, you must be alert to the possibility that it may be caused by cancer. In addition to symptoms such as cough and blood-stained sputum, lung cancer may also cause extrapulmonary symptoms such as shoulder joint pain, neck swelling, and headache.

For patients suffering from cancer, they should actively carry out treatment according to the doctor’s instructions, and must not blindly refuse chemotherapy by listening to rumors.

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