New Delhi: Unfortunately, there is still no true cure for cancer, but treatment can help control symptoms and significantly improve a person’s prognosis. That’s why detecting and treating the disease at an early stage is so important when it comes to cancer. Recent advances in medical technology are helping humans to come closer than ever to a cure. While curing cancer is everyone’s goal, this would mean completely eliminating all traces of cancer from the body and ensuring that the disease does not return. And that’s exactly what a team of Israeli scientists says. The team announced this week that its preliminary research on mice has given them a new hope of curing cancer within a year.
The Executive Director of Acelerated Evolution Biotechnologies, Dr. Ilan Morad told the Jerusalem Post that a new treatment called MuTaTo, would work more as an “anti-cancer antibiotic”. Reportedly, the treatment uses cancer-directed peptides for each cancer cell, which can reportedly reduce the chances of evasion through the mutation. Dr. Morad added that MuTaTo (multi-target toxin) will work to attack cancer stem cells, reducing the risk of recurrence. Read – What causes ovarian cancer? 7 risk factors and warning signs of the disease.
The scientists also said that the treatment would be an effective cure from the first day without minimal side effects or compared to the side effects of most cancer treatments. It would also be a cheap and short option than the other treatments.
Morad also explained that the new cancer treatment will eventually be personalized and that the patient will be given the exact amount of cocktail of molecules needed to cure the disease.
However, the claim of Israeli scientists has been criticized by many cancer experts. In addition, treatment with MuTaTo has been tested in mice and has not yet been tested in humans.
How to prevent or decrease your cancer risk
There is no guaranteed strategy to prevent cancer, but it can help reduce your risk by making some changes in your lifestyle. These include –
– Eat a healthy diet and limit the intake of processed food and scrap.
– Be physically active and maintain a healthy weight.
– Do not smoke or quit smoking
– Do not drink alcohol excessively.
– Avoid risky behaviors, such as sharing needles, unprotected sex, etc.
– Regular health exams and screenings for several types of cancer.
In addition to this, having a good knowledge about behaviors, exposures and other factors that can influence risk can make a big difference when it comes to cancer prevention.