ABSTRAL good when used for the right reason - CANCER

ABSTRAL good when used for the right reason

Post edited 11:13 am – Tue 15, 2011 by radiologist

As chemotherapy affects cell division, tumors with high growth fractions (such as acute myelogenous leukemia and the aggressive lymphomas, including Hodgkin’s disease) are more sensitive to chemotherapy, as a larger proportion of the targeted cells are undergoing cell division at any time. Malignancies with slower growth rates, such as indolent lymphomas, tend to respond to chemotherapy much more modestly.

Solutions to this problem include radiation therapy (both brachytherapy and teletherapy) and surgery.