One of the things, which are very prominent about alkylating agent’s chemotherapy, is that they were the first chemo drugs.
Alkylating agents drugs work by reacting with the proteins inside the DNA of cancerous cells. When they react with protein inside the DNA then they make sure that they alter the very setting of cancerous cells. Alkylating agents because a breakage in the DNA strands and this breakage cause the death of Cancerous cells.
How Alkylating agents chemotherapy Work?
Every single cell inside a human body goes through a cell cycle. Chemotherapy drugs attack the cancerous cells at different cycles. Cancerous cells multiply more rapidly and they make new cancer cells more rapidly than normal cells. Chemotherapy drugs are effective because they can disrupt the cell cycle and this way these drugs prevent the cancerous cells from growing insanely inside a human body.
Alkylating agents Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy drugs are not standard drugs. There are different types of chemotherapy. In different types of chemotherapy doctors, give different drugs to different patients. Alkylating agents, ‘chemotherapy treatment is an effective chemotherapy treatment to treat the cancer patients.
How do Alkylating agents work?
Alkylating agents’ drugs damage the DNA of a cancerous cell. Doctors use these drugs to treat much different kind of cancers including breast cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer and so on. These drugs have a potential to damage the DNA of cancerous cells but these drugs also damage the DNA of normal cells. Due to this reason, a patient who is going through alkylating agent’s chemo can suffer from leukemia in rare cases. The onset of leukemia is one of the alkylating agents’ side effects.
A person who is going through this type of chemotherapy can experience certain side effects. Alkylating agent side effects include extreme nausea, occasional bleeding, and vomiting. A person who is going through alkylating agent chemo can also feel depressed for no reason. Anaemia and leukemia are other side effects of alkylating agents’ drugs.
Some alkylating agents drugs are expensive some are not. Alkylating agents drugs cost differ in different drugs. This kind of chemotherapy poses dangers to a person who is going through it but it is also true that it is the most effective type of chemotherapy.
Alkylating agents are very effective and they destroy the cancerous cells specifically in the S phase. Doctors use these drugs for a number of cancers. Once the drugs are in the bloodstream then they make sure that they stop the growth of cancerous cells. These drugs also make sure that they shrink the cancerous tumor.
This chemo does not even have intense side effects and this is the reason why oncologists prefer this type of chemotherapy to treat the cancerous patients. Damaging the DNA of a cancerous cells mean that a cell will not be able to divide and once the cancerous cells cannot divide in a human body this means a person has chances to survive. Doctors use this type of chemotherapy to treat cancer patients, extensively.