This further leads to complications of the therapy, impaired health, and deterioration of quality of life, resulting in mandatory stoppage of the treatment.
In the present study, the efficacy of an Ayurvedic formulation, Rasayana Avaleha, has been evaluated as an adjuvant medication to modern radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Cancer is the most dreadful disease affecting mankind.
The available treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy have cytotoxic effects, which are hazardous to the normal cells of the patient, causing many unnecessary effects.
The clinically useful anti-neoplastic agents are more toxic to the sensitive malignant cells than to the normal cells of the tumor-bearing host.
A total of 36 cancer patients were registered in this trial and were divided into two groups, group A and group B.
Radiation therapy is effective in controlling a variety of malignant tumors and is a component in the management of about half of all patients with cancer.
Cancer chemotherapy involves the use of cytotoxic drugs and hormones.
Keywords: Cancer, Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Adverse Effects, Ayurveda, Rasayana Avaleha How to cite this URL: Vyas P, Thakar A B, Baghel M S, Sisodia A, Deole Y. 2010/31/4/417/82029Cancer has challenged medical scientists with its dreadfulness and adverse effects of available treatments.
Efficacy of Rasayana Avaleha as adjuvant to radiotherapy and chemotherapy in reducing adverse effects. It has been reported as the second-largest non-communicable disease after ischemic heart disease.
After assessing the results, it was observed that Rasayana Avaleha gave better results in controlling the adverse effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in comparison with the control group.
Therefore, Rasayana Avaleha has proved to be an effective adjuvant therapy in protecting patients from the adverse effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.