The mainstream methods for the treatment of cancers currently are (applied individually or in combination):
- Chemotherapy, and
- Hormone therapy and some other procedures such as bone marrow transplantation, gene therapy or diets.
Many of these methods have undesirable side effects such as pain, some disfigurement, depression, metastases, and in some cases are also little effective or even ineffective. Although the existing procedures are subject to constant improvements new findings also lead to new procedures.
Significant advantages in treatment have been made possible by modern technology in the ECT method. This has been showed by empirical studies. ECT can be considered today as the more humane method of cancer treatment because of advanced treatment options and completely newly developed devices.
It is thanks to the scientific collaboration of physicists and medical doctors that treatment of cancerous diseases can proceed "differently" today through the controlled use of low galvanic currents in modern ECT:
- ECT can be applied both as the primary treatment of tumours and complementary to other methods used.
- ECT destroys tumour cells with unprecedented precision and completeness while leaving the healthy tissue unaffected. By virtue of this, the incidence of relapses and metastasis is comparably lower than in mainstream therapy.
- Due to the precision and the "mild", fine-dosed introduction of the weak direct currents, ECT enlarges the therapeutic spectrum of treatable tumour diseases onto cases which are currently deemed as inoperable, e.g. due to significant risks of damaging vital organs during surgery, or are classified as untreatable at all from the perspective of mainstream therapies (see e.g the successful treatment of inoperable lung tumours here (lower part)).
- There are hardly any serious side effects of correctly applied ECT, unlike for example as there are with chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
- Hospital stays are generally unnecessary as the treatment is usually done on an outpatient basis.
- General anaesthetic is almost always unnecessary; where appropriate the patient receives a local anaesthetic in the tumour areas if needle electrodes need to be introduced into pain sensitive areas.
- The cost and complexity of the procedure are comparably low.