Actress Anastasia Zavorotnyuk.
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Anastasia Zavorotnyuk has been fighting brain cancer for four years. The actress was diagnosed with glioblastoma. This is one of the most aggressive tumors. For the artist’s treatment a unique technique was used, which is not suitable for everyone.
Anastasia Zavorotnyuk some time ago left the oncology clinic, where she had been for five months. Now the celebrity is home and in rehab. A brain tumor destroys the body very quickly, in one or two years. And the fact that the celebrity has been alive for four years is the merit of doctors in the first place.
The artist had previously undergone surgery, underwent radiation and chemotherapy courses. With such a complex development of the disease, the doctors adjusted the treatment according to the situation.
Anastasia has been treated in a Moscow clinic for the past year using an innovative technique: intraoperative balloon electronic brachytherapy. The treatment is led by neurosurgeon Alexei Krivoshapkin.
“The main problem is to reach the focus of the disease with the least damage. The doctors managed to reach the tumor through a glass. This method consists of “burning” the cancer cells that remain after the removal of the tumor with radiation.” Moscow night quotes doctor Andrey Zvonkov.
According to him, an important task is not to irradiate the entire body, but to act promptly and precisely on diseased cells. It is very important in this case not to touch healthy cells.
There are no miracle pills. And drug therapy can last for years. Cancer treatment is a long process. The actress is saved only with regular maintenance therapy. Rehabilitation plays an equally important role.