For many people, wrapping their mind around treatment options for cancer can be just as tasking as dealing with the actual diagnosis. However, more knowledge about the prescribed treatment method can help minimize stress going forward. If your doctor has recommended Nanoknife treatment, here are just some of the important things to keep in mind.
What Is Nanoknife?
Nanoknife is a method of treatment for those patients diagnosed with cancerous tumorous that are in areas that are traditionally harder to access, such as a tumor within a blood vessel. As part of the treatment process, powerful electrical currents are transmitted into the tumor. The goal is that over time, the shockwaves will shrink and destroy the cells within the tumor, eventually causing it to dissolve and leaving the patient cancer free.
In addition to being a safe and effective form of treatment for hard to reach tumors, this treatment method also affords a number of additional benefits.
Reduced Side Effects
With some more widely used cancer treatment options, such as chemotherapy, the side-effects of treatment can be significant. For some people, it can literally take several days for them to recover from the illness, soreness and fatigue that comes along. Nanoknife does not come with these side-effects. While a short stay in the hospital is not uncommon, your experience will be far less difficult.
Due to the limited side-effects that come along with this treatment method, you can also look forward to less downtime. When dealing with harsh side-effects, returning to work and even engaging with family and friends can be a challenge, if not impossible, for several days. With this treatment, you can return to your life much faster. With a shorter downtime, you can feel like yourself much faster.
Second Chance Treatment
Another benefit of this treatment is that it offers a second chance at treatment. There are some treatment methods that can counteract with one another, leading to greater health concerns. However, even if you have tried another treatment method for your tumor in the past, you can follow up with Nanoknife without any risk to your health, offering you a second chance at treatment.
When it comes to determining if this treatment method is right for you, speaking with your healthcare provider, such as at ATLAS ONCOLOGY, should be the first thing on your list. In addition to explaining this treatment method to you, the provider will also explain your specific diagnosis and the possible outcome you should expect.