The treatment plan for nasopharyngeal cancer depends on the size, location, extent of the disease, and the patient’s health. At Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, experts from Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) will jointly hold a consultation and decide appropriate treatment options for the nasopharyngeal cancer patients to prevent surgery and side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Traditional treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer
Operation：Big trauma and high risk; not suitable for advanced nasopharyngeal cancer patient.
Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy: Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are the most common treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer, it can rapidly kill the cancer cells but it can affect the nearby normal cells at the same time. Unbearable toxic side effects, like hair losing, vomiting and etc.
New Treatment for Nasopharyngeal Cancer -- Minimally Invasive Technology
Interventional therapy: with a 1-2 millimeter incision, anti-cancer drugs are directly given to the tumor, causing fewer side effects and drug concentration is 2-8 times higher than systemic chemotherapy, killing cancer cells more accurately.
Particle Implantation: These implanted particles will keep emitting y-ray within the tumor, targeting to the cancer cells accurately; the radiation of seeds to tumor last for 180 days, high accuracy, millimeter minimally invasive; few toxic side effects and complications.
TCM & Western Medicine: Few toxic side effects and complications, quick recovery; for the patient who not suitable for radiotherapy and chemotherapy, this can help to control the tumor and to extend the life span.
Gene Targeted therapy: killing cancer cells from their roots, gene-targeted therapy is the most radical anticancer treatment. Compared with traditional therapies, gene-targeted therapy is more accurate, more effective and safer.
Tips from oncologist at St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou: Treatments for nasopharyngeal cancer are various, but only by treating it according to patient’s individualized conditions,can nasopharyngeal cancer be effectively treated and controlled.