The human being is a delicate life form. We succumb to diseases and illnesses rather quickly, in spite of our immune system. Sometimes you can be cautious to the brim but you still may succumb to some viral disease or influenza. However, being the intelligent lifeform we are, we have devised an entire science dedicated to the study of these diseases and how to counter them. This science is what we call medicine.
And with the help of this ever advancing study of medicine, we have dealt with a great number of diseases along the way. However, we still have a ways to go with medical science since there are still a number of diseases that we haven’t yet found a cure to. When we hear talk about an incurable disease, the first thing that automatically pops into our minds is cancer.
Throughout history, cancer has continuously caused us trouble and has been a major part of our suffering as human beings and till this day, cancer still poses that kind of a threat to us. The words ‘You have cancer’ are still among the most dreaded words you could ever hear from your doctor. Being told that you have cancer is tantamount to being handed an unavoidable death sentence that you know will kill you slowly and you’ll also get to watch your loved ones suffer by your side as you go.
We have come so far as a species and our technological advances have been faster than ever before in our history. So why does cancer still pose this much of a threat to us? Well, unlike other diseases, cancer is complex and multifactorial. Once a cancer cell forms in your body, it is likely to keep multiplying and breaking down healthy cells in its surrounding areas.
These cells can be controlled in earlier stages but you usually don’t find out about your cancer till it hits a stage that you just can’t do much about. Cancer is caused by a multitude of small everyday things. Even if you don’t smoke, you can still get lung cancer from breathing in impure and polluted air for too long. You can get cancer from an overexposure to the sun and radio waves as well.
This is what makes cancer as common as it is, However, due to recent advances in the medical science we have been weaving with practice since ancient times, we may have uncovered ways to effectively stop cancer in its tracks after all. That is correct. The miracle of science that we all have been waiting for is nigh!
For more information on how the evolution of our view of the human immune system has led to a discovery that could potentially aid us in overcoming cancer, visit http://www.labroots.com/webinars on the 10th of May, 2016 and at 10AM Pacific time to attend a webinar against cancer by Dr John Connolly, The Senior Principal Investigator and Director for Translational Immunology at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology. It’s about time we stop fearing cancer. Find out what it takes to break cancer down.