Cancer Treatment Using Nanotechnology
Cancer can be loosely defined as uncontrolled growth and division of cells in the body. Almost all cells in our body come with a pre-programmed life cycle. When a cell becomes cancerous, it ignores all the failsafe mechanisms in place and proceeds to grow/divide at an abnormal rate. Since virtually any cell can become cancerous, cancer is classified based on the cell type where cancer originates. For example, sarcoma is a cancer of tissues like fat and muscle. The cancer cells eventually become a clump known as tumor tissue. Tumors can be benign, where they stay localized in an area and do not spread. It is the malignant tumors that contribute to the lethality of cancer, as they spread to other parts of the body and proliferate the tumors.
The malignant tumor tissue can (and often does) migrate to different parts of the body. Upon reaching a particular body part, it can induce tumor formation in that region of the body as well, thus spreading cancer in the body. This phenomenon of tumors traveling across the body is known as metastasis. Since it is a disorder that spreads on the cellular level, cancer treatment using nanotechnology has come to the fore as a viable treatment option.
In the recent years, cancer treatment in Chennai has also seen a rise in importance, with many institutions dedicated to resolving the disorder. NanoLife is one among the organizations that has a cancer centre in Chennai, to research a permanent cure for cancer.
The following table (National Cancer Institute ) gives the estimated numbers of new cases and deaths for each common cancer type:
|Cancer Type||Estimated New Cases||Estimated Deaths|
|Breast (Female -- Male)||246,660 -- 2,600||40,450 -- 440|
|Kidney (Renal Cell and Renal Pelvis) Cancer||62,700||14,240|
|Leukemia (All Types)||60,140||24,400|
|Lung (Including Bronchus)||224,390||158,080|
The three most common cancers in men, women, and children are as follows:
Men: Prostate, lung, and colorectal
Women: Breast, lung, and colorectal
Children: Leukemia, brain tumors, and lymphoma
What causes Cancer?
Inherited genetic defects: BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations & environmental factors (for example, air pollution)
Poor lifestyle choices: Tobacco or cigarette smoke (contains at least 66 known potential carcinogenic chemicals and toxins), and high alcohol consumption can also damage DNA, leading to cancer.
Chemical or toxic compound exposures: Benzene, asbestos, nickel, cadmium, vinyl chloride, benzidine, N-nitrosamines, asbestos, and aflatoxin exposure significantly increase the risk of cancer.
Harmful radiation: The unit that measures how much radiation our body absorbs, is known as a sievert (Sv).We are under constant exposure to radiation of different sorts (around 2-3 millisieverts a year). Harmful radiation is ionizing in nature (gamma rays, X-rays), meaning it has the potential to change the molecular structure of our DNA and vital proteins, ending up in cancer. Radiation exposure of just 1 sievert over a cumulative time period is enough to significantly increase your risk of cancer.
Pathogens: A few bacteria and viruses are capable of inducing cancer in the body upon infection. Viruses do this by hijacking the host cell’s DNA and forcing it to divide uncontrollably, such as the human papillomavirus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
What causes Cancer?
Common signs and symptoms:
- Erratic change in bowel or bladder movements
- Unusual bleeding or discharge (for example, nipple secretions or a "sore" that will not heal that oozes pus/plasma)
- Abnormal growths and lump formation in tissues.
- A visible change in the shape or discoloration of warts.
- Nagging cough or hoarseness
- Abnormal loss of weight or loss of appetite
- Persistent fatigue, nausea
- Unexplained low-grade fevers
The symptoms and signs vary greatly based on the type of cancer, the point of origin and/or what stage the cancer is currently at.
For example, a lump in the breast or nipple discharge can be attributed to breast cancer, while metastatic breast cancer may present itself with symptoms of pain (if spread to bones), extreme fatigue (lungs), or seizures (brain).
The methods employed to diagnose cancer again depend on the type of cancer.
There is a range of common tests employed to aid in the diagnosis, however. Doctors may use one, or multiple of these techniques to diagnose the possibility of cancer.
Physical test: If cancer is suspected in an area that is easily accessible, then the doctor will try and examine the area for any lumps or tumor structures. Other telltale signs include discolouration and abnormal enlargement of the associated areas.
-When cancer has developed beyond certain stages, a biopsy may be required to examine the affected tissue for analysis and detection of tumors. A biopsy is a test where living tissue is extracted from a subject to analyze disease better.
General Cancer Treatment
The factors that decide the mode of treatment for cancer depend on the type of cancer, how far it has developed, and how the patient will react to it.
Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy uses drugs that target cancer cells and kill them. Chemotherapy is a process that takes place over a period of time, and it comes with a fair share of potential side effects, like:
- Weight loss
- Hair loss
- Anemia (low RBC count)
Radiation therapy: This method involves killing the cells using high-energy radiation beams. Usually, X-Rays are employed for this method.
Bone marrow transplant: Bone marrow is the tissue present on the inside of your bones, and it is known to be a source of stem cells and is also where your blood cells form. Stem cells are special cells that can differentiate to form other types of cells. Using stem cells to treat cancer is a new and developing technique that has the potential to be a definitive remedy to cancer.
Immunotherapy: Sometimes the best way to combat the problem at hand is to look within. This is the principle behind immunotherapy, which involves boosting the body’s natural defenses to deal with cancer. By virtue of exposing your immune system to cancer cells in a controlled fashion, it triggers a stronger immune response, and also “educates” your WBC’s to target and destroy cancer cells. Skin cancer is commonly treated through this method.
Hormone therapy: Hormones are biochemical compounds that regulate specific integral pathways in the body. This includes cell proliferation to some degree. By careful regulation and monitoring of hormones, we can successfully cure some forms of cancer, such as prostate cancer, which is very common among males.
Targeted drug therapy: This is the surgical strike of cancer therapy methods. It employs drugs that are engineered to target specific enzymes and compounds within cancer cells to induce their destruction. It works only with specific types of cancer, however.
Cancer treatment using nanotechnology mostly involves using nanomedicine to infiltrate cancer cells and triggering their destruction.
The Nanolife Solution
ARBUDARI is the medicine offered by NANOLIFE for cancer treatment. A product of NanoLife’s Cancer Center In Chennai, it is a viable option for cancer treatment using nanotechnology.
Why Nanolife Arbudari?
Reduced Side Effects
- No weight loss
- No hair loss
- No bruises and bleeding
- No side effects
Adjuvant Therapy for Solid Tumour
Swarna Bhasma (Nano Liquid) is the key ingredient in NANOLIFE ARBUDARI.
Swarna Bhasma (Nano Liquid) binds to the cell membrane within 30 minutes and gets subsequently internalized in the cells within 60 minutes of incubation time.
NANOLIFE - ARBUDARI helps boost immunity, and helps in fighting disease. Conjugating phytochemicals to gold nanoparticles enhances its bio-availability.
Swarna Bhasma (Nano liquid) provides synergistic benefits for the sustained release of phytochemicals with concomitant synergistic antitumor/anti-angiogenesis actions of gold nanoparticles.
Treating cancer patients with Swarna Bhasma (Nano liquid) will also enhance the effectiveness of chemotherapy.
Therefore, Swarna Bhasma (Nano liquid) is also an effective adjuvant therapeutic agent for the overall treatment of cancer.
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