The Nano technology is fast developing in cancer treatment. It is difficult to kill the cancer cells in the body because they are surrounded by normal functioning cells which shouldn’t be harmed. Silicon Nanobombs were made to fight this war on cancer. They have successfully been used against killing breast cancer cells as well as tumors. A type of Nanobomb, called the porous silicon Nanobomb, has also been used to kill cancer cells without killing normal cells. They are generated by an NIR light (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center).
Nanoparticles are very specific in nature, sort of like enzymes. However, they release enzymes, proteins and sometimes antibodies to fight against their specificity. They also require different conditions of reactions which usually consist of low temperature and maybe high pressure. The best part about Nano treatment in cancer is that even though your cancer cells are being killed without any other being harmed, there are no toxic effects left in your body. It is very different from chemotherapy although it might be similar to radiation (American Institute of Physics).
Nanotubes are also part of the Nano family but are different from Silicon Nanobombs. Nanotubes are cylindrical in shape and larger than Nanobombs. They are extremely strong, one of the strongest forms of carbon structures present. However, as Nanobombs are used in treating cancer, they do not cause toxicity in the person afflicted with cancer. Nanotubes are somewhat different.
Their nature is not to kill cancer cells at all but it is used in treating breast cancer. How? Well, lasers make the Nanotubes fit for acting upon the cells to zap them up and destroy them so that the process of metastasis is unable to take place and the cancer does not spread elsewhere in the body. The heat from the laser is also at a