How Close are Humans to Cure Cancer
Deyi's Inquiry Question
Humans and their attempt to find a cure for cancer.
Cancer is one of the disease that not many people survive. It can be treated but still researchers are still working to this very day to find a cure to end cancer for good. Cancer is a disease of altered expression, the uncontrolled of the genes (TED). Within ourselves we have DNA that communicated with mRNA. But the small molecules that circulates in our blood is called microRNA. It regulates gene expressions. Jorge Soto is a researcher that created with his colleges a device that can detect cancer with just one milliliter of your blood. The device will analyze the blood sample in search of specific microRNAs that are associated with any type of cancer. It will match it up and tells how many microRNAs are present and how they react over time. It will match up patterns with a cancer or disease. This process last up to 60 minutes. With this low cost and 3D printed device, we can detect cancer early and cure it. David Agus stated that “if we slow the disease, we may have more of a benefit on patient survival”. Detecting the cancer at its early stages could be the easiest way to cure cancer besides of using the drugs and treatment.
Can The Change of Diet Help Cure Cancer?
Have you ever thought about that the change of your diet plans can help or even cure cancer? Extensive research published in the last decade proves that what you eat can have a profound effect on a protection against cancer. Some foods block natural bodily processes like inflammation that fuels cancers. That’s good to change your diet and add a little more greens and well fruits and vegetables that are healthy but don’t normally eat it. Green tea is a good beverage to drink that is rich in compounds called polyphenols, including catechins, that reduce that growth of new blood vessels that feeds tumor. Its also a powerful antioxidant and detoxifier. In the laboratory, it has even been shown to increase the effect of radiations on cancer cells. Pomegranate juice has been used in Persian medicine for thousands of years. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the development of the most aggressive prostate cancers. Ginger root is a very powerful anti-inflammatory that fights of certain cancers cells, helps slow tumor growth. It can also alleviate nausea from chemo and radiotherapy (David. Prevention). It's even good to start adding more greens to your diet like brussel sprouts, bok choy, chinese cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. They all contain sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinols, and two potent anticancer molecules that help detoxify the body. Also helps prevent precancerous cells from forming into malignant tumors (David. Prevention). There are a lot more foods that can help your prevent and cure cancer if you just eat right.
How Can Treatment/Testing be Useful?
Early Detection and Prevention Could be the Cure.
I think we are close to cure cancer... What do you think?