Traveling For Cancer Treatments
Cancer is one of the top ten causes of death in the world.
There is approximately 1.2 million new cases of the top ten most common types of cancer in the U.S in 2013 and an estimated 190,000 deaths.
What are the statistics of chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with one or more cytotoxic anti-neoplastic drugs. An older and broader use of the word chemotherapy encompassed any chemical treatment of disease, inhibiting cells, whether they be cancerous self cells or foreign cells such as bacteria.
The immune system is our body’s way to defend itself from the unknown.
The unknown being diseases or anything that doesn’t belong in our body. The immune system can help us fight infections or diseases primarily caused by bacteria, parasites, and fungi. It also attacks viruses.
There is research suggesting the impact obesity has on the development of certain cancers. According to Sir Richard Doll and Richard Peto, 35% of cancer deaths in the USA might be linked to diet. This is particularly certain for endometrium and breast cancer. The Washington School of Medicine submitted a document that explains obesity accounts for about 20% of all cancer cases.
The concept of ‘teaching’ the immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells is in a new era. Anticancer immunotherapy is just beginning with the long-term control of cancer cells. This is called Immune therapy which uses the body’s own immune system to target and kills these disease-carrying cells. (more…)
When diagnosed with cancer, there are many key factors that play an important role in deciding what treatment is best for you.
First, you must know how severe is cancer.
There is a different TNM system for each type of cancer. The TNM system was created by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC).
While it’s certainly true that global lifestyle-related diseases like cancer are on the rise, the biggest risk factor for cancer is age.
The simple fact is that more people are living long enough to develop cancer because of our success in tackling infectious diseases and other historical causes of death such as malnutrition. (more…)