As cancer continues to grow as a world-wide epidemic, research about prevention, treatment and a cure continues to be one of the most heavily-funded and pertinent fields of modern medical research. Cancer research societies from all around the globe are collaborating in a race against time to help end the suffering and pain caused by this disease.
Raising Awareness of Cancer
One of the most important things that cancer research societies have accomplished in their quest to aid in the early detection of cancer has centered around educating people and raising awareness. A person’s prognosis and life expectancy are markedly higher the earlier a cancer can be detected and treated. Some of the most commonly publicized cancers that the general population has been made aware of include:
Regular medical screenings, self-checks and prevention education have greatly helped to reduce the mortality rates of these cancers. As people become more aware and self-empowered about their own health care, cancer research societies have been able to gain more leverage with a greater ability to widely communicate about cancer prevention.
The Future of Cancer Research
Research of cancer is currently one of the most heavily funded areas of medical exploration. Even with all of the money that has been directed at finding a cure, this disease still stymies the most educated of medical personnel with its complexities and nearly endless iterations of presentation. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons that a cure has not been discovered yet lies in the fact that scientists don’t truly understand the cause of cancer. Some factors that play a role in its development may include genetics and environmental factors, but it is not fully understood why people some people develop cancer while others in similar situations do not. The future of research will continue to focus upon crucial factors, such as:
The cure for cancer is not an easy quest to complete. However, with enough money, resources and intrepid researchers, one day we will win this fight.