Chemotherapy is medication that destroys cells that are growing and dividing. Cancer cells grow by dividing, and they grow faster than normal cells. However, normal cells also grow and divide, so chemotherapy affects both normal and cancerous cells.It may be given alone or in combination with surgery, radiation therapy, or both. If you do not receive chemotherapy before surgery, chemotherapy may be given to destroy any microscopic tumor cells that remain after you have recovered from surgery. The side effects of chemotherapy depend on the individual and the dose used, but can include fatigue, risk of infection, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, loss of appetite, and diarrhea. These side effects usually go away after treatment is complete.
A clinical trial is a research study designed to evaluate potential new treatment options. West Cancer Center is a proud partner in the field of research regarding cancer treatments. We host a variety of clinical trials and welcome any conversation about your eligibility to participate in a trial for your specific cancer. Talk to your provider or visit our website here to learn more about brain cancer clinical trials available right now.
OPTUNE® TTFIELD THERAPY
Optune creates Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) to slow or stop GBM( Glioblastoma)cells from dividing and may also destroy some of them. Optune works differently from surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. The TTFields created by Optune can slow or even stop GBM tumor cells from growing and dividing.
To learn more: https://www.optune.com/