Medical Science - Oncology
Cancer refers to a collection of diseases wherein there is an abnormal growth observed in the cells, and this could spread to other parts of the body. The management and treatment of cancer depends on the type of cancer and the stage. A few of the therapies and treatments used for the management of cancer are chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, surgery, immunotherapy and targeted drug therapy. Chemotherapy involves killing cancer cells through the usage of drugs. A bone marrow transplant helps in the treatment of a damaged or diseased bone marrow. It also allows for the administration of higher dosages of chemotherapy. This book attempts to understand the multiple branches that fall under the discipline of cancer management and therapy. It strives to provide a fair idea about this discipline and to help develop a better understanding of the latest advances within this field. This book will serve as a reference to a broad spectrum of readers.