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CANCER PATIENTS FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTIION

North Bengal Medical Colege & Hospital,near Radio Theropy Department
01-01-2017

KALPOTARU UTSAV 2018

NORTH BENGAL MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL
01-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
02-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
02-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
03-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
03-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
04-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
04-01-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAM

Gugni Danga,Dhum Dangi Mandir,Jalpaiguri
04-01-2018

PRE CANCEROUS LESION SCREENING OF CERVIX

Gugni Danga,Dhum Dangi Mandir, P.O. Kundar Dighi, P.S.Rajgang, Dist. Jalpaiguri,
04-01-2018

BREAST SELF EXAMINATION EDUCATION

Gugni Danga,Dhum Dangi Mandir, P.O. Kundar Dighi, P.S.Rajgang, Dist. Jalpaiguri,
04-01-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION

Varsha Healthcare,Falakata,Alipurdurar,West Bengal
08-01-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
09-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
09-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
11-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
11-01-2018

MAKAR SANKRINTI UTSAV 2018

 On occation of above event we are conduct cancer awareness program.


Gandhi Maidan,Khalpara,Siliguri
14-01-2018 to 15-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
16-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
16-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
18-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
18-01-2018

SHRAMIK MELA 2018

 Labour social security month observe by the Govt. of West Bengal through out the January 1st to 31st ,2018.we are invited for conduct 3 days above event. a rent free stall provide to us. 


Dagapur Complex,Siliguri
19-01-2018 to 21-01-2018

SARASWATI PUJA 2018

SCS Admin Office
22-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
23-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
23-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
25-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.8
25-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
30-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
30-01-2018

CANCER PATIENTS FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTIION

North Bengal Medical Colege & Hospital,near Radio Theropy Department
01-02-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
01-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
01-02-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
06-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
06-02-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
08-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
08-02-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
13-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
13-02-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
15-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
15-02-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
20-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
20-02-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
22-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
22-02-2018

CANCER AWARENESS,BREAST SELF EXAMINATION EDUCATION & ORAL CAVITY SCREENING PROGRAM

Dhowla Jhora Yubak Sangha,Vill & P.O.: Turturi P.S.: Samuktala,Dist.Alipurduar,P
25-02-2018

CANCER AWARENESS,BREAST SELF EXAMINATION EDUCATION & ORAL CAVITY SCREENING PROGRAM

Dhowla Jhora Yubak Sangha,Vill & P.O.: Turturi P.S.: Samuktala,Dist.Alipurduar,P
25-02-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
27-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
27-02-2018

CANCER PATIENTS FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTIION

North Bengal Medical Colege & Hospital,near Radio Theropy Department
01-03-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
06-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
06-03-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAM

Tribeni Mahila Unnayan Sangha,bidhan Nagar, Siliguri
08-03-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAM

Tribeni Mahila Unnayan Sangha,bidhan Nagar, Siliguri
08-03-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
08-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
08-03-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
13-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
13-03-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
15-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
15-03-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
20-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
20-03-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

 Siliguri Police Commissionerate permission vide memo no. 268/OLD/18/SPC dtd.23.03.2018 


Iskon Mandir Under Bhankinagar P.S.
20-03-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
22-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
22-03-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

Haider Para Bazar,Bhaktinagar P.S. (Permission No. 268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd.23.03.2018
22-03-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

Sanghati More,Bhaktinagar P.S. (Permission No. 268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd.23.03.2018)
24-03-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
27-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
27-03-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

Milan More,Pradhan Nagar P.S. (Permission No. 268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd.23.03.2018
27-03-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
29-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
29-03-2018

CANCER PATIENTS FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTIION

North Bengal Medical Colege & Hospital,near Radio Theropy Department
01-04-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAM

Mithaidra,Chunbhati,Tindharia,Darjeeling
01-04-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

Near Vishal Megamant,SLG P.S.(Permission No. 268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd.23.03.2018)
08-04-2018

BREAST & CERVICAL PRE CANCEROUS LESIONS SCREENING 2018

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Ward No. 1,Panchanan Center
10-04-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

Mow Bazar,SLG.P.S. (Permission No. 268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd.23.03.2018)
10-04-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

BSNL/Electric Office,SLG. P.S. (Permission No. 268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd.23.03.2018)
12-04-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

Hati More,SLG P.S. (Permission No. 268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd. 23.03.2018)
14-04-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

Gate Bazar,LG P.S. (Permission No.268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd.23.03.2018)
17-04-2018

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2017

Essay & PPT compitation among the student of class VI to XII


Vega Circle Mall,Sevoke Road,Siliguri,West Bengal
01-05-2017 to 31-05-2017

CANCER PATIENTS FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTIION

North Bengal Medical Colege & Hospital,near Radio Theropy Department
01-05-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAM

 Smt.Sathi Route Head Mestage 98340 21804


Surah Kanya Vidalaya, C.I.T.Road,Phool Bagan,Kolkata
03-05-2018

FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTION

North Bengal Medical Colege & Hospital
01-06-2017

Cancer & Life Style

Hakimpara Balika Vidyalaya
07-06-2017 to 07-07-2017

CANCER PATIENTS FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTIION

North Bengal Medical Colege & Hospital,near Radio Theropy Department
01-07-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Sanghati More, Siliguri.
02-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Haiderpara, Siliguri
05-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Near Paramound Nursing Home
06-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Syryasen Park, Siliguri.
07-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Syryasen Park, Siliguri.
07-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Fulbarri, Siliguri
09-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Sevok More,
12-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Venus More
13-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Near Tarai School, Siliguri
14-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Surya Sen College
17-08-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
31-08-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
31-08-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAM

Organize by Lions Club of Naxalbari


Hatigisha H.S.School,NaxaLBARI,dARJEELING
01-09-2017

FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTION

Jointly with Union Bank of India,Regional Office , Siliguri.


NBMC&Hospital,Radio Therapy Dept.
01-09-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
05-09-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
05-09-2017

RALLY FOR SUBARNA JAYANTI BARSHA UDIAPAN 2017-18

Ashrampara,Siliguri


RAMAKRISHNA SARADMONI VIDYAPITH (H.S.)
05-09-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAMME

 Organize by All India Human Right Organization. Shiv Mandir local office.


Matigara,Harasundur High School
07-09-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.3
07-09-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.3
07-09-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
12-09-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.4
12-09-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.6
14-09-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
14-09-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAMME

FULBARI HIGH SCHOOL
28-09-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAMME

BAGHA JATIN VIDYA PITH (H.S)
29-09-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAMME

HOLDIBARI
03-10-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAMME

BAGHA JATIN VIDYA PITH (H.S)
04-10-2016

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.7
10-10-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.7
10-10-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
12-10-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
12-10-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

RATHKHOLA
17-10-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
17-10-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
17-10-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

NILNALANI SCHOOL (NEAR PANITANKI MORE)
19-10-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

NILNALANI SCHOOL (NEAR PANITANKI MORE)
19-10-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

SUBHAS PALLY MARKET
21-10-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

NTS MORE
24-10-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
24-10-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No1
24-10-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

BHAGHAJATIN PARK
26-10-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

CHANDA PARK, NEAR MAHANANDAPARA
28-10-2016

BHAGINI NIVEDITA JANMA SARDHA SOTOBARSA

Sarada Sishu Tirtha, Siliguri
28-10-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.5
31-10-2017

CANCER PATIENTS FOOD DISTRIBUTION CAMP

NORTH BENGAL MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL
01-11-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.2
02-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
02-11-2017

NATIONAL CANCER AWARENESS DAY

SILIGURI
07-11-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
07-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.3
07-11-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
09-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
09-11-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
14-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
14-11-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
16-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
16-11-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
21-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
21-11-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
23-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
23-11-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
28-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
28-11-2017

CANCER PATIENTS FOOD DISTRIBUTION CAMP

NORTH BENGAL MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL
01-12-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.9
05-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.9
05-12-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
07-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
07-12-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
12-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.4
12-12-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.5
14-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.5
14-12-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
19-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
19-12-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
21-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
21-12-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAM

GYAN JYOTI COLLEGE,Dagapur,Darjeeling
21-12-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.1
26-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
26-12-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
28-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
28-12-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION

North Bengal Science Centre,Ministry Of Culture,Govt. Of India,at Matigera,Darje
31-07-2017

You are visitior no. :

"CANCER Treatments are...."

               

FGeneral information on other treatments:

 

This section contains information about other cancer treatments including:

 

* Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy which involves providing the body with extra oxygen and is sometimes used to treat a number of severe side effects of treatment for cancer.

 

** Hyperthermia treatment which destroys cancer cells by raising the tumour temperature.

 

*** Photodynamic therapy (PDT) which uses laser, or other light sources, combined with light-sensitive drugs to destroy cancer cells.

 

**** Radiofrequency ablation,which uses radiowaves to destroy cancer cells by heating them to high temperatures.

 

* Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy

 

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a form of treatment which involves providing the body with extra oxygen. 'Hyper' means increased and 'baric' relates to pressure. Oxygen (O2) is one of the gases in the air that we breathe, and is essential for life. Normally, oxygen makes up just over one fifth (21%) of the air that we breathe.

 

In HBO therapy, pure oxygen is given to patients in chambers known as hyperbaric oxygen chambers. People can breathe this increased oxygen by sitting in the chamber and using a mask or hood.

 

Hyperbaric chambers first came into use in the 1880s and are used to treat some acute illnesses such as decompression sickness (the 'bends') in divers, carbon monoxide poisoning and air embolism.

 

** Hyperthermia treatment:

 

Hyperthermia means an abnormally high body temperature. It is thought that heating areas of the body that contain a cancer, or heating the tumour itself, may help to kill cancer cells. This treatment exposes the body tissue to high temperatures, between 40°–45°C (104º–113ºF), without harming surrounding healthy tissue. The normal body temperature is 37°C (98.6ºF).

 

Hyperthermia treatment is mostly used to treat cancer that is localised in one part of the body. Giving hyperthermia treatment in combination with chemotherapy drugs or radiotherapy, or with both, may help to improve the effect of these treatments.

 

*** Photodynamic therapy (PDT):

 

PDT uses laser, or other light sources, combined with a light-sensitive drug (sometimes called a photosensitising agent) to destroy cancer cells.

 

A photosensitising agent is a drug that makes cells more sensitive to light. Once in the body, the drug is attracted to cancer cells. It does not do anything until it is exposed to a particular type of light. When the light is directed at the area of the cancer, the drug is activated and the cancer cells are destroyed. Some healthy, normal cells in the body will also be affected by PDT, although these cells will usually heal after the treatment.

 

**** Radiofrequency ablation:

 

On the day of treatment you’ll have been asked not to eat anything for several hours beforehand. If you take any medicines you’ll usually be able to take them as normal. If you take drugs that can thin your blood such as aspirin or warfarin, your doctor will have given you instructions about when to stop taking these.

 

The treatment usually takes place in the operating theatre or hospital scanning department and takes from about 1–3 hours depending on the size and number of tumours being treated. It’s possible to have it done as an outpatient but most people will have an overnight stay in hospital. If you’re having the treatment as an outpatient you’ll need to arrange for someone to take you home as you won’t be able to drive for 24 hours afterwards.

 

 

 

 

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