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Could this be the end of cancer

By Archean
Dec 14, 2011
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    Although I do not read much into this story as Cancer treatment is very complex and difficult process, but may be someday it can be cured or even better a successful vaccine could eliminate it from out lives.
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Well, now, that would be amazing. We are a long way from even a guess on whether any vaccine will work with even one of the sub-types.. There are more than 13 types of cancer that require remarkably different diagnoses and treatment: Bladder, Breast, Colon-Rectal, Endometrial, Kidney, Leukemia, Lung, Melanoma, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Pancreatic, Prostate, and Thyroid... What you posted doesn't seem to touch the range and depth of the problem. Certainly nobody yet believes a vaccine will work in cure or prevention with any of the above for the millions upon millions of cases diagnosed each year.
     
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 6,062   +77

    It doesn't, but I think it at least give hope to people with other types of cancers, that one day there may be something similar will emerge for these patients as well.
     
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Truly amazing improvements in treatment and longevity are reported every year. Still Cancer is the number one killer, and genetics plays a part.
    Some stats are horrendous... as a person diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer has about six months left. Whereas prostate cancer life spans have increased tremendously in the past 7 years.
    We are getting there. Gaining a few years of life is wonderful news. But the monetary costs for those extra years are stunning. Cancer is for the very rich, or the very well insured.
    We continue to see good news in research almost weekly.
    But research dollars are under the same pressure as everything else in the economy of the most modern nations.
     
  5. OlegRu

    OlegRu TS Rookie

    Some basic, but big changes to one's lifestyle can do a lot to help prevent it. Pretty much everything about how we live in today's society contradicts what we are physically built to do, and it seems that many times "going back to the roots", really helps a person become healthy mentally and physically and prevent them from health problems.
     


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