Monthly Archives: November 2014

Types of stem cell transplants for treating cancer

by Dr. Alfredo Hane Jr.

Treating cancer via chemotherapy and radiotherapy inevitably leads to the death of some stem cells in the patient’s bone marrow. When the treatment is completed, stem cells are given to the patient intravenously so that they may replace the ones that were destroyed through a process called engraftment. These stem cells will settle in the […]

Radiotherapy and Oncology

by Dr. Alfredo Hane Jr.

Introduction Radiotherapy and oncology are two principle techniques in the treatment, diagnosis and prognosis of cancers. Oncology is the study of medicine dealing with tumours and a doctor practicing oncology is known as an oncologist. Radiotherapy is a kind of intensive radiation treatment used to help fight, and sometimes cure, cancers. Radiotherapy Radiotherapy, also known […]