Scientists Have Discovered A Treatment That Can Destroy Breast Cancer Tumors In 11 Days Without Chemos
10A path-breaking result that can influence cancer research
According to the researchers, this was an incredible groundbreaking result because it now allowed them to identify the patient group of 11 people whose tumors disappeared within 11 days and that too only by taking anti-HER2 therapy. In fact, researchers said they would not have to receive any additional chemotherapy. According to Doctor Nigel Bundred professor of surgical oncology at the University of Manchester, presenter of the study “This offers the opportunity to tailor treatment for each individual woman.”
11What researchers have to say?
Doctor Judith Bliss
12What does this mean for breast cancer?
This study holds great promise for the ongoing research on treatments for breast cancer. As per the research alone, the most unique aspect of it was that drugs which were totally ineffective alone proved more than effective when taken in combination. The advantage was that even chemotherapy wasn’t required and wasn’t used in the study and neither was surgery. This was the major breakthrough for those suffering from cancer and the side effects associated with chemo and surgery.
13Statistics for breast cancer that is important for all
Breast cancer is taking a huge toll on society. But what is crucial is awareness of the disease and early diagnosis. According to the cancer research society UK:
- 10,000 lives can be saved with an early diagnosis
- 352,197 (2013) number of people are diagnosed with cancer every year
- 161, 823 demises from breast cancer in 2012
- 50% chances of living ten years or more after diagnosis
- 41% of cancer cases are preventable
What women should realize is that the best way to avoid cancer is to live a healthier lifestyle and avoid stress or foods that can create adverse conditions and introduce free radicals in the body. Research has proved that for those in