Original 2017-12-29 Wu Chunyuan Hojiege Silver Tide
Uncle Zhang, 76, who lives in northern Jiangsu, has always felt uncomfortable in his stomach for the past six months, and sometimes bloodshot in his stool. He thought that he may have suffered from the original hemorrhoid problem again. He didn't take it seriously. Growing vegetables in the garden has been getting better and better recently, so I told my family.
Go to the hospital for colonoscopy and CT. The results of the examination are that a large tumor has grown on the intestines, and there have been metastases to the liver and lymph nodes. Thinking that the old man had worked hard all his life, just about to enjoy the blessings, but found that he was suffering from terminal cancer, his family panicked, and immediately contacted the surgical department of a third-class hospital in Nanjing for surgery.
The operation finally survived, and the tumor was cut very clean, but it also hurt the vitality. Uncle Liu would be out of breath after walking a few steps. The family inquired about it and heard that in a situation like the old man, chemotherapy was required. In order to "cut the grass and root" the old man's tumor, the filial son took the old man to the hospital for chemotherapy less than a month after the operation. However, the tragedy happened at this moment-a course of chemotherapy had just been completed. Due to the severe side effects of chemotherapy, the old man began to develop fever and unfortunately passed away on the 8th day of hospitalization. This makes the family members who are actively treated out of care can't figure it out and regret it: even if it is not treated, the old man will not leave so quickly; he obviously wants to cure the disease of the old man, but sends the old man away faster .
In fact, there are many tragedies of this kind around us: some elderly people have not reached the expected goal when receiving radiotherapy and chemotherapy, because of serious bone marrow suppression, gastrointestinal reactions, multiple organ damage and other problems that lead to life. End. It can be seen that sometimes "positive" treatment not only fails to exchange "positive" effects, but it can backfire.
The aging of the population is more serious. According to data, more than 50% of cancer patients are older than 65 years old. In fact, the treatment of tumors in the elderly may wish to take a longer time, just like the elderly walking, not "hurriedly", but "slowly".
As people grow older, their immune function will also decline, and some carcinogenic factors will "take advantage of the weakness", which is also the reason why the elderly are susceptible to cancer. But at the same time, the decline in immune function can also reduce the spread of tumors, so the ability to metastasize to other places also tends to decline with age. An 88-year-old woman had metastases in her abdominal cavity when she was diagnosed with gastric cancer. Because of a femoral neck fracture, she lived in the hospital for a year and a half. She usually hung nutrition support medicine, but the masses in her stomach were not growing obviously. In addition, due to the decline of basal metabolic capacity, senile tumors are usually mostly inert, and the growth of cancer cells is also slow, and the development of malignant tumors is generally slower than that of young people. Senile cancer often does not develop in a day. The bowel cancer of Uncle Liu mentioned above takes at least half a year to develop. If the treatment plan is too "strong", it will make the already weakened immune function worse.
Many patients choose traditional Chinese medicine to improve their symptoms, reduce pain, improve quality of life, and prolong survival time.
For details, please read the 12th issue of "Silver Tide", "The Treatment of Elderly Tumors May Be "Slow Teng Teng"".