Radiation therapy can also damage your healthy cells near the treatment area along with cancer cells and produces side effects which kills the patients more rapidly rather than cancer.
• Radiation therapy is the cancer treatment in this treatment highly concentrated radiation beams are used to kill cancer cells.
• Radiation therapy damages the cancer cells by destroying the genetic code that controls cell growth and division.
• More than half of all people with cancer receive radiation as part of their cancer treatment.
• Radiation therapy is given many ways such as before and after surgery to restrict the tumor growth, in combination with chemotherapy and in advance cancer to suppress the symptoms.
• Side effects of radiation therapy depend on which part of body is being exposed to radiation and how much radiation is used .
Common side effects of radiation therapy are :
• Fatigue is the most common side effect of radio therapy as patient feels tired and exhausted all the time.
• Lack of appetite
• Constant nausea and vomiting
• Dryness of mouth and altered taste
• People get soreness or blisters in the area being treated
• Hair loss in the area being treated
• Difficult breathing
• Infertility in both males and female patients
• People get dryness ,itching, blistering or peeling of the treated skin area
• Poor bladder control
• Changes in menstruation
• Most important effect of radio therapy is alteration in mood , difficult concentration ,depression and despair makes the patient more vulnerable for which he might need frequent counseling session.
Homeopathy can be your best friend during and after the radio therapy sessions :
Homeopathy helps to stimulate the body’s own curative powers for self healing and renewal and bring the patients to higher level of health .Homeopathy is the safest and most gentle treatment among the all other conventional treatments even this has been considered safe for infants and pregnant ladies.
As homeopathic medicines are prepared from natural substances and proved on healthy human beings which work gently on constitution and does not have any side effects on human body.
The homeopathic consultant treats the whole person believing that all the symptoms are connected and important and selects the most suitable medicine.
Homeopathy can treat the side effects of chemo-radio therapy in the most gentle way and improve the quality of life in the cancer patients.