Anal cancer treatment is something that is not often mentioned in the media. It seems this area of the body can have many ‘treatments’ for various conditions such as hemroids treatment, anal warts treatment, and phv treatment. It is interesting to note that popular actress Farrah Fawcett brought more light to anal cancer treatment when she spoke openly about it and received a lot of media attention about her affliction. The so call Farrah Fawcett Treatment was an anal cancer treatment that Fawcett underwent in Germany as her chosen treatment was not FDA approved. She travelled to Germany 6 times to get care and reported that it helped her. Ultimately, she did succumb to anal cancer. Her friends and family report that she kept her spirits high possibly due to the anal cancer treatment she received in Germany.
New Anal Cancer Treatment Option
A new cancer treatment using an old compound was discovered in 2007 at the University of Alberta Medical Research Department using a medical compound called dichloroacetate (DCA) that has safely been used in humans for decades to treat lactic acidosis and other mitochondrial ailments and diseases. Researchers believe that a process called apoptosis (programmed cell death) is either blocked or broken. Apoptosis allows the body to get rid of abnormal cells that could become cancerous. DCA turns apoptosis back on and lets the body heal itself and get rid of damaged and worn out cells. This results in a profound reduction in tumor size. Blood and bone cancers also respond very well to DCA treatment. One bone cancers patient reports that his cancer disappeared in 30 days using only DCA. (medically verified remission meaning cancer cells undetectable in both blood tests and xrays). Here is a report from a respected medical journal of how one person beat Non-Hodgkin S Lymphoma using DCA.
Anal cancer and colorectal cancer are two different things and are treated differently. Anal cancer is, in the US, primarily a squamous cell carcinoma, which is skin cancer. The epidermis of the skin is primarily made up of squamous cells. These cells are found in many places including the digestive tract, mouth, prostate, lungs and other areas.
Other Anal Cancer Treatment Options
Anal cancer is usually treated with radiation treatments or chemotherapy. Surgery used to be the main way to treat anal cancer. However it is now usually only used as a third anal cancer treatment when other treatments don’t work or can not be used for some reason. Surgery can be very debilitating, hence the focus on chemotherapy and radiation. Radiation and chemotherapy can be combined, called “‘chemoradiotherapy.” Common chemotherapy anal cancer treatment products include cisplatin and 5-FU. As with all cancers, early detection greatly increase survival rates. The anal cancer prognosis is quite good, cure and survival rates are considered excellent. The anal cancer treatment that an individual chooses is a personal matter however there are some instances when surgery is preferred. In cases where the anal cancer is well-differentiated and can be removed without the removal of the anal muscles. Also surgery can be used in situations where patients have already lost their sphincter muscles and cannot control bowel movements