Cancer which was considered as most deadly disease is curable if diagnosed early. Certain adult cancers have a survival rate of 70% or more while a few childhood cancers may boast of a greater cure rate. Childhood leukemia is used to kill about 80 percent of kids with the disease. Today more than 80% survive. Breast cancer is now completely curable. Lack of awareness in India and cultural and religious issues are responsible for breast cancer epidemic. Obligation towards family reluctant to consult male doctors and over dependent on family for medical help causes delay in early diagnosis of breast cancer. Interestingly side effects of treatment of breast cancer can be reduced with music.
Research at Brigham and Women Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston found that people who drank more cups of caffeinated coffee had a reduced risk of developing basal cell carcinoma a common form of skin cancer.
Further Cervical cancer can ge successfully treated if diagnosed early. Itching and burning sensation in the vagina, low back and abdominal pain, unexplained fatigue, abdominal bloating, leg edema, are some of the early signs of cervical cancer.
Strawberries extracts can protect skin cells from damage caused by ultraviolet radiation. This conclusion was made by a new research which was done by Italian and Spanish scientist. The researchers claimed that extracts of the fruit have photopreotective properties and when added to skin cell cultures they can act as protector against ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet also cause skin cancer and the researchers are also studying whether the fruit can be useful in protecting skin from skin cancer.
A recent research including that from University of Edinburgh in the UK showed that gold could boost the effects of lung cancer medication and reduce its harm. They also improved the efficacy of the drugs used to treat lung cancer.
A recent research that high doses of vitamin C can halt the progression of deadly blood cancer by encouraging faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to die.
However there are many kinds of cancer and early detection and cure can halt their progression. Various scientists are doing their efforts for invention of various test that could diagnose various kinds of cancers at an early stage.
Research done at the University of Toronto in Canada have designed a nanorobotics system that may be used to study the properties of cancer and help improve the diagnosis and treatment of the deadly disease.
In a nutshell regular health screening can go a long way in early diagnosing and curing this deadly disease.