What Is Cancer & What Is The Difference Between Chemo, Radiation and Surgery?
Hello loves !
So I realized something when i’m telling people about my journey with breast cancer. The most common questions that pop up are :
- What is Cancer?
- Is chemotherapy painful?
- Is chemotherapy when you go through a machine?
- Does radiation therapy mean you’ll have superpowers like the Hulk?
Then it hit me. A lot of people know of the infamous cancer of but don’t know exactly what is cancer, what is the difference between the various treatments and how their treatment regimes work. A while ago, I came across a comic by thepharmafist.com that in my opinion, explains the whole process REALLY well (there’s also a section about Batman that keeps me hoping for a cool RT site. Tee hee ! ). So here’s a little guide to how the whole process works :
And no, radiation therapy doesn’t give me super powers like the hulk..
Okay maybe a little bit 😉