Cancer Treatment Hope
Safe Cancer Treatment Still a Long Way Off
The world we share today is filled with health problems. It's hard to say if many of them existed long ago,
since they lacked the technology to understand. With the HIV virus and a plethora of other STDs on the rise, it's
hard to even keep up with what's out there. One thing we've learned to anticipate is cancer. This horrible disease
takes many of us by surprise. Luckily, in this day of modern medicine, you can find a cancer treatment.
Chemotherapy is a prime cancer treatment. It works as a poison in the human body in order to kill the cancer
cells. Unfortunately, poisons aren't good for our bodies. This is where cancer victims have to fight for their
lives and sanity while losing their hair. It's a gut wrenching process, but one we humans have to deal with.
During the past 10 years though, new HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine has been administered throughout 130
countries, starting in Australia. This has nearly halved new numbers of cervical
cancers. The vaccine was developed after it was discovered that HPV causes cervical cancer, as well as the
throat and the mouth cancers.
|One of the side effects with
chemotherapy treatment is patients losing their hair.
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Cancer Can Affect All
Researchers are always on the lookout for that new cancer treatment. This disease probably affects our species
worse than any other illness. While some believe the HIV virus to be the worst of illnesses known to man, simply
because it ensures death at some point when AIDS kicks in, I feel that cancer is much worse because it can't be
prevented. Even those who eat well and live right can still be afflicted with cancer.
I recall standing in line at a grocery store, and the man ahead of me was very jovial and physically fit. I
didn't really give him a second thought until I heard him interact with the sales clerk. She asked him if he wanted
to donate a dollar to a breast cancer foundation. He responded with a resounding, no.
The sales clerk looked slightly annoyed at his reaction, but I'm sure she'd heard it a million times. Then the
man stated why he didn't wish to donate. He said, "I had cancer and needed their help, but they wouldn't help me.
It seemed I had the wrong kind of cancer." The sales lady looked speechless.
Cancer treatment can not only be harsh on the body, but hard to afford as well. This is why there are
foundations in place. It's clear that research must be done before checking with certain cancer treatment
organizations for assistance. Hopefully one day soon we will have a treatment for cancer that works more safely and
effectively than what is offered today, or better yet, a cure.