The Latest Direction of Tumor Treatment Development in the 21st Century

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Doctors are using Microwave Ablation to treat the patient.

The Latest Direction of Tumor Treatment Development in the 21st Century

What should we do if we have cancer? Traditional treatments mainly contain radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgical excision. However, these therapies have great limitation and usually bring huge pain and obvious side effects to patients. Recently, based on the principle of microwave heating, the physicians have developed a new cancer treatment technology named "Microwave Ablation (MWA)" which can “cut off” the tumor without operation. At the same time, it has the advantages of high security, good curative effect, fast recovery and so on, which was lauded as the latest development directions of cancer treatment in the 21st century.

Without Invasive Surgery! Comfortable, Fast and Safe

The treatment principle of MWA is under the guidance of Ultrasound or CT scanning, insert one-time microwave ablation needle into central region of the tumor by percutaneous puncture. In the role of microwave field, the polar molecules in the tumor tissue will carry out high speed movement, which would produce heat to warm up the tumor tissue immediately. When the temperature is up to 60 degree, protein produced in cancer cell will be denatured and solidified resulting in irreversible necrosis. At the same time, the cell will generate heat shock protein which can stimulate the immune system to improve patient’s immunity and inhibit the cancer cells proliferation.

The whole procedure of MWA takes a short time with per single ablation time last from 5 to 20 minutes. MWA can inactivate the entire tumor of the single lesion that is smaller than 5cm under the condition of local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The most salient feature of the MWA is that: 1. Non-contact heating mode. Being accompanied by cooling system, there will be no burning pain. 2. Non- invasive surgical treatments. The treatment process is safe, convenient, almost without damage to other positions. 3. Medicine osmosis. If combined with medication, the process of MWA would promote the blood circulation of cancer lesion and greatly increase the absorption of drugs due to thermal response to microwave, with little toxicity and less side effect.

The Best Choice for Liver Tumor Patients

MWA would be the best choice for the patients with inoperable condition or without alternative liver for transplantation. According to Peng Xiaochi, the Professor of Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, since liver is solid without hollow organs (for instance, Intestines, blood vessels, stomach and anus easily produce hollow organs), MWA would be the excellent choice for liver cancer patients who are unsuitable for long time radiotherapy and chemotherapy, including intermediated or advanced-staged patients who are inadaptable for surgical treatment (include unresectable or difficult surgical condition, or intolerance of operation).

The obvious advantage of using MWA to treat liver cancer is that it provides better protection for patient’s body. In addition, due to high temperature, strong ability of solidification of blood vessels, as well as its thermal efficiency which is higher than radiofrequency, MWA combined with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization would have comparatively satisfactory therapeutic effect on large tumors, especially massive hepatocarcinoma.

Suitable for varied tumors

Currently, microwave ablation has been widely used in liver cancer, lung cancer, bone cancer, uterine fibroids and thyroid cancer, etc. With the rapid development of imaging techniques, MWA can combine with associated drugs, biotechnology and genetic engineering technology, leading to more extensive application and better therapeutic effect.) Consequently, most of the medical specialists from all over the world have pointed out, MWA is representing the direction of the latest development of tumor treatment of the 21st century. As an international medical service institution, Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou has already imported and actively researched this technology, and actively researched and applied in clinical tumor treatment, which has obtained good effect and progress.

*Surgery, in addition to the appropriate chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are effective in treating early cancer, but certain patients in late stage of cancer may not be tolerate surgery well as they can be relatively weak. A combination of carefully planned minimally invasive therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy can effectively reduce the side effects and discomfort of treatment and may help patient get better efficacy.

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