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Can We Truly Get Rid Of Cancer?
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Every year, millions of people diagnosed with Cancer. What then follows is a roller coaster of emotions: anger, fear, indecision, misery and the dire need to reach out to a family member or a closed one for guidance and encouragement.
Facts about Cancer
1. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over the next twenty years the number of new cases of cancer is expected to rise by about 70%.
2. Men are more prone to colorectal, lung, prostate, stomach and liver cancer.
3. Women are more prone to breast, lung, ovarian, stomach and colorectal cancer.
4. Cancer risk can be reduced by cutting on alcohol and tobacco, maintaining a healthy diet and seeking regular medical care.
5. Cancer is one of the primary causes of mortality and morbidity globally.
Can cancer be cured?
Yes, but not always
Cured means that the cancer is fully gone away and there is no chance of it coming back again. Three factors that determine whether cancer can be cured or not are:
1. Type of cancer a patient has
2. Stage of cancer
3. How a patient reacts to the treatment
The chances of survival of a patient increase if the cancer is diagnosed early. For instance, if the tumor is in bowel or breast, the chances of survival increases by removing or operating the effected part of the body and if the tumor has spread in multiple parts of the body, chemotherapy is used to destroy the cancer cells. Cancers like Hodgkin’s disease, large cell lymphoma, Childhood Acute lymphoid leukemia can be cured even after they have spread. Cancer is not a single disease but a large number of diseases characterized by the growth of abnormal cells.
Early diagnosis can save lives
If cancer is diagnosed early, before it has the chance of spreading or getting bigger, it is more likely to be treated successfully. Researchers say that more than 80% of cancers are totally curable if caught early. Also, there are various specialty pharmacy online that provide cancer medicines at nominal prices. Hence, a person should get himself/herself regularly tested and if tested positive, should take the prescribed cancer medicines routinely because the treatment becomes relatively difficult and the survival chances become slim once the cancer has spread.