Treating the world’s most intimidating threats
Cancer is the disease that everyone fears and the number one killer disease in the world.
According to WHO data:
- Cancers figure among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer related deaths in 2012.
- The number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next 2 decades.
- Among men, the 5 most common sites of cancer diagnosed in 2012 were lung, prostate, colorectum, stomach, and liver cancer.
- Among women the 5 most common sites diagnosed were breast, colorectum, lung, cervix, and stomach cancer.
- It is expected that annual cancer cases will rise from 14 million in 2012 to 22 within the next 2 decades
Currently, every cancer type requires a specific treatment regimen which encompasses one or more modalities such as surgery, and/or radiotherapy, and/or chemotherapy. The primary goal is to cure cancer or to considerably prolong life. Improving the patient’s quality of life is also an important goal. It can be achieved by supportive or palliative care and psychological support.
Disadvantages of Current Treatment
- Limited success and dependence on early detection.
- Severe side effects to the patient include nausea, vomiting, hair loss, etc.
- Very expensive treatments and medication.