Univ. Doz. MR Dr. med. Johann Lahodny, St. Pölten, Austria
According to figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO) the number of people suffering from cancer is rising continuously. 55% of patients with cancer die each year in the industrialised nations.
A situation which, given the latest medical and scientific findings, is no longer justified and should no longer be tolerated in this day and age.
Conventional cancer treatment consists of surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy and routine cancer screening. Surgery is meant to remove the visible tumour tissue. Adjuvant treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy are then used in an attempt to kill off the remaining tumour or may also be used as monotherapy. Routine postcancer treatment consists of regular CT or MRI scans and tests for tumour markers at sixmonthly intervals. These examinations are used to ascertain whether new cancerous nodes have appeared.
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