TRENDS IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

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TRENDS IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

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On the occasion of the celebration of World Cancer Day, a date that reminds us of the importance of having a healthy life and preventing diseases like this, which according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) it causes 8.2 million deaths on average each year. We want to tell you about some treatments that are currently being imposed and that could be the way to deal with a disease of this magnitude. We will talk about the methods that are being used to treat some of the most common cancers: breast, leukemia and prostate. 

Breast cancer affects one in eight women globally and kills 522,000 on average each year, according to the CDC, prompting experts to create new treatments to combat this disease. Such is the case of systemic therapies, which have always been used to treat disorders and diseases acquired by alterations. These work punctually in the drugs that directly fight the cells that cause cancer in each patient, in this way they seek to displace strong treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.

Regarding leukemia, which according to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)Since about 29,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with this cancer each year in America, scientists are betting on immunotherapy. Also known as "biological therapy", in which the immune system is strengthened, generating living organisms that strengthen the defenses and help fight the disease.  

The third trend in cancer treatment is "molecular imaging", a method that is being used to treat prostate cancer, a disease that according to the CDC is diagnosed in 1.1 million men each year. This treatment consists of diagnostic studies by means of images such as ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. These images help detect tumors that are not seen on more superficial examinations, which help to remove them in a timely manner.

Although there are many causes that can develop any type of cancer, it is important that you get tests periodically, so in case you are diagnosed with this disease you can treat it in a timely manner. Likewise, it is important that you have a healthy lifestyle, accompanied by a good diet and sports. In addition to having a life plan Y Health to support you in any eventuality.

References:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Pan American Health Organizations

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