Cancer need not evoke feelings of resignation and fatality today as it used to earlier. Today we understand more than ever the ways in which cancers work and how we can work to defeat it. Overall rates of cancer mortality have continued to drop in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.
The reason for the reduction is death rates of cancer sufferers is twofold – one detection of cancers is now better and earlier than ever before, with better screening and testing being developed to detect cancer.
And early detection is the key to surviving cancer and treating it effectively.
Secondly scientists are researching ceaselessly to try and come out with better treatments and cures; with fewer side effects.
More and more men and women now continue to lead productive, fruitful lives having fought and won their respective battles with cancer. New treatments being developed result in more effective cancer cures offering fresh hope to cancer sufferers and their loved ones each day.
According to some experts, even more lives may be able to be saved if more screening, particularly for colon cancer and breast cancer was routinely be carried out thereby detecting cancer early and obtaining appropriate treatment as soon as possible.