Iranians Get Raw Deal at China Cancer Hospital

Iranians Get Raw Deal at China Cancer HospitalIranians Get Raw Deal at China Cancer Hospital

Fuda Cancer Hospital-Guangzhou (FCHG), located in Guangzhou, is a well-equipped cancer treatment center that is reportedly “well known” for minimal invasive therapy and innovative treatments The hospital often resorted to rather exaggerated versions of marketing and claimed it was well-known for applying “cryosurgery” or freezing and drying cancerous tumors, instead of chemotherapy.

The hospital attracted a great deal of media attention and in cyberspace for claiming “100% guarantee in treating cancer via cryosurgery” that fascinated many Iranians expending lots of money with the hope of overcoming cancer. But as it turned out, they were ignorant of the fact that they were chasing a mirage leading to disappointing results, IRNA reported.

Researchers in developed countries have been working on cryosurgery for years though it has not received much media publicity.

When IRNA reporters tried to reach medical specialists of the hospital to ask about their achievements, they got evasive answers.

What Iranians experienced in the hospital was significantly different from what was publicized.

The center for health statistics and information at China’s Health Ministry has ranked the Fuda hospital “grade three” and based on this it can be assumed that specialists at the hospital are also in the same grade. As per IRNA survey, Fuda is active in the field of cancer, but going by the rating of the Chinese Health Ministry, it can be said there is no 100% guarantee in curing cancer patients and the hospital is overrated.

Cryosurgery is successful in treating several types of cancer and some precancerous or noncancerous conditions. This method is verifiable in fighting liver, pancreas and prostate tumors and can be an effective in treatment of early stage cancers like skin, but does not offer any help in cases of leukemia and many common cancers.

Cryosurgery is also used to treat some types of low-grade cancerous and noncancerous tumors of the bone. It may reduce the risk of joint damage when compared with more extensive surgery, and help lessen the need for amputation. It is also used in AIDS-related treatment procedures.

Researchers are evaluating cryosurgery as a treatment for a number of cancers, including breast, colon and kidney cancer. They are also exploring it in combination with other cancer treatments, such as hormone therapy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery.

The major disadvantage of cryosurgery is the uncertainty surrounding its long-term effectiveness. While cryosurgery may be effective in treating tumors the physician can see by using imaging tests (tests that produce pictures of areas inside the body), it can miss microscopic cancer spread.

Furthermore, the effectiveness of the technique is still being assessed and additional studies are needed to determine the effectiveness of cryosurgery in controlling cancer and improving survival rates.