bio cancer

  1. surgery
    can be effective to remove certain solid tumors
  2. when is surgery not an effective solution for cancer
    • blood cancers
    • cancers that have undergone metastasis
    • tumors that are too close to vital body parts
  3. metastasis
    spread of cancer cells from one location in the body to another
  4. chemotherapy
    use of drugs that interfere with cell division to treat cancer
  5. radiation therapy
    high-energy radiation beams are used to kill dividing cells, severely damaging molecules and DNA to trigger apoptosis or interrupt DNA replication
  6. herbal supplements with chemo and radiation therapy
    • can reduce the severity of the side effects
    • can enhance the effect of chemo
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bio cancer
biology 160, cancer