If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with cancer, you may be struggling to be an adequate support system for that person. Supporting a loved one through cancer treatment can seem daunting if you don’t know how to first approach the situation. Keep in mind that this person needs you and though it will be difficult at times, being that person’s support during likely the hardest battle of their life will make all the difference during their treatment. Below are five ways you can support your loved one through cancer treatment.
For cancer patients, treatment options are usually limited to choosing between radiation therapy and homeopathic treatment. Most patients are hesitant to choose radiation therapy because of the potential dangers radiation exposure pose. But does radiation therapy actually work?
Thankfully, cancer is not the fatal diagnosis it once was. The United States currently has 13.7 million cancer survivors, a number which is expected to increase 31% (18 million survivors) by 2022. Apparently, a lot of the survivors are of the older generation. The American Association for Cancer Research report states, “By 2020, we expect that two-thirds of cancer survivors are going to be aged 65 and older.”
Marking Proteins Could Mean Early Detection and Treatment for Cancer, Heart Disease, and Alzheimer’s
When conquering such diseases, early detection of specific treatments are the most important things to focus on. Detection of molecular biomakers offers non-invasive ways to highlight the best ways to help. Thanks to various imaging procedures, such as PET Scans, MRI Scans, and Ultrasounds, scientists have started to pinpoint specific proteins that signal development of certain cancers, heart diseases, and Alzheimer’s: a little red flag to begin treatment.
PET and MRI scans can detect β-amyloid in the brain which signals the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Fluorescent “Dmt-Tic” probes can focus on the δ-Opioid Receptor which is linked to lung cancer. Using these […]