Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cancer In the 21st Century

I found this interesting article about cancer. It is done by Time.com and is called 'When Will We Cure Cancer?' and takes a futuristic look at cancer.

The article suggests that a ‘cure’ for cancer may not be soon found but that there is a ton of research being done with hopefully tons of new drugs on the horizon. They say the cancer drug treatment of the future may be similar to that of aids treatment which would be a ‘mixture of drugs’ that outsmarts cancer as it progress.

The article touched on some of the ‘myths’ about cancer which are .... That cancer is caused by depression or miasmas or sexual repression.

The fact is it is caused by faulty genes.

Time.com says that ... “Every tumor begins with just one errant cell that has been unlucky enough to suffer at least two, but sometimes several, genetic mutations. Those mutations prod the cell into replicating wildly, allowing it to escape the control that genes normally maintain over the growth of new tissue.”

The article suggests we think of cancer not as a disease but as a genetic process where it’s survival of the fittest.

So the future may not be to ‘cure’ cancer, but to have the right mixture of drugs to help people live with it for as long as possible.

Have a read.... It’s really interesting.

5 comments:

Renee said...

Wow, this was so interesting.

xoxo

I am achy and I have a mouth full of coldsores. Other than that I am 'whatever'.

Love Renee

Renee said...

I'm glad you read it Daria. I do lose it and did lose it, but I always feel better when I get it out.

xxoxoo

Audrey said...

Mmm..very interesting. The researcher I heard speaking in Calgary said pretty much the same thing. And my beloved Dr Buckman refers to cancer as a "process" as well. I like the direction of this thought - it is to think of cancer as not one disease, but many. Some will eventually have "cures," others not.
Thanks for posting this my dear!
audrey
xoxoxo

Homeopath said...

Interesting blog......

Lisa said...

thank you for posting this Daria- i ave forwarded the link to my friend whose Mum is unwell at the moment- thanks agian xx