Cytotoxic Chemotherapy should not be confused with the traditional chemotherapy method. It has fewer adverse effects as compared to conventional chemotherapy methods. A traditional chemotherapy procedure involves using anticancer agents throughout the body to destroy rapidly dividing cancer cells. A challenge with traditional Chemotherapy is that it is hard to separate quickly dividing cancer cells from healthy cells. Therefore, traditional Chemotherapy may have side effects when a person is fighting cancer.
- Do not kill healthy cells of the body.
- Personalized drugs are used, neither more nor less than the required amount.
- The body fights effectively with the help of the immune system.
- Sugar levels are monitored closely.
Cytotoxic Chemotherapy allows oncologists to create a personalized treatment approach to care. The patient must undergo a sensitivity test that generates a laboratory report informing the practitioner and patient which cytotoxic therapy they need. The combination of drugs in the personalized treatment may soften the adverse effects while still maintaining cancer-fighting effectiveness. There are three types of Cytotoxic Chemotherapies:
In place of the higher doses of chemotherapy drugs that are harmful, low doses of chemotherapy drugs can fight cancer cell replication. Insulin may also be administered in conjunction with low-dose Chemotherapy. Sugar is an indispensable nutrient for cancer cells, and insulin is the key to allowing sugar molecules into the cells. In many cases, insulin is used in conjunction with low-dose Chemotherapy to mimic sugar passing into cancer cells, tricking them into absorbing Chemotherapy. Shortly, insulin makes cancer cells uncomfortable and makes Chemotherapy more effective.
A metronomic chemotherapy protocol involves applying low doses of chemotherapy drugs over a long period, either continuously or regularly. By altering the immune system, the body attacks cancer cells more aggressively and prevents them from replicating. Additionally, patients tolerate Chemotherapy at a relatively higher level without the harsh side effects of conventional high doses.
In biological therapy, cancer cells are killed directly by botanical agents, and their replication is suppressed. In addition to preventing or slowing tumor growth, it can also prevent cancer from spreading. In contrast to other cancer treatments, biological therapy often causes fewer toxic side effects.