We’ve already discussed what the government are doing about cancer and what natural treatments there are if any, but what about new developments that we can look forward to in 2014?
Will 2014 Be The Year We Cure Cancer?
In short, my prediction is that the miracle cure all are desperate for is not gonna happen this year – my personal belief is that it’s at least 5 – 10 years away.
It’s impossible to express through any amount of words the severity and dangers of cancer, be it lung cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, or any other part of the body.
Every year, thousands of people die because of cancer in various organs in the body. Medical science is pushing forward every day with new treatments and new solutions for those people who have to live with this terrible disease.
There has been no cure for cancer yet, but the future is looking brighter than ever and today’s treatments are proven more effective than ever before.
One of the biggest problems associated with treating cancer is detecting the cancer at an appropriate time. You ideally want to spot cancer as early as possible, but it is very difficult to spot during the early stages, especially if you don’t go in for regular checks – there just aren’t enough symptoms early on.
Unfortunately, the longer it takes to discover the cancer, the harder it becomes to treat and the less likely you are to survive the experience. That’s why regular exams are such an important thing, especially if you have a history of any kind of cancer in the family.
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Lung cancer continues to kill more people across the world than other type of cancer at the moment. Lung cancer can come from a lot of different sources, whether it’s hereditary, smoking, or unfavorable living conditions.
Cigarette smoking is responsible for a huge portion of the deaths that occur every year from lung cancer. Maybe as people find a way to move beyond smoking and beat their addiction, the number of patients who suffer from lung cancer will decrease.
Until then, it’s up to medical science to figure out how to detect cancer in these patients, how to treat that cancer, and how to keep the patient alive and living the life they want to live.
The particular treatment that any patient will undergo is different depending on where the cancer is and when the cancer was detected.
As stated, cancer detected earlier can be treated differently than cancer that has already progressed into advanced stages. A “stage” of cancer is actually referring to the cancer cells and how far they have spread into a particular organ.
Various tests have been created for detecting cancer at various stages in the lungs, breast, colon, and prostate. If lung cancer isn’t detected until after it has moved into the advanced stages, then it becomes very difficult to treat and the chance for survival is very low.
If someone in your family has a history with lung cancer, then you should speak to your doctor about scheduling regular exams.
More On Stages of Cancer from eHow
Surgery is often viewed as the best solution for cancer, even now in 2014 with more advanced treatment options available. The best treatment really depends on the patient and the condition.
In most cases, the treatment will involve a combination of various therapies as well as surgery. You can expect radiation therapy and chemotherapy because they are both shown to increase the chances of surviving cancer.
New methods are being researched and discovered every day. Maybe tomorrow will have an ever better treatment option and maybe the next day we’ll have a cure.
Until then, the best route of action is protecting yourself from developing cancer and detecting it early if you do.