In 1971, the average five-year survival rate for all cancers was roughly 50%. Today, that number is around 70%, thanks to incredible advancements made by scientists in the fight against cancer.
In this blog, we will discuss some of the incredible advances that are assisting people in their fight.
- Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy works by enhancing your body’s natural defense mechanism, which allows it to look for and eliminate cancer cells. Cancer has a way of sneaking in and concealing itself from your immune system. Scientists were able to study tumors and identify biomarkers that, when combined with immunotherapy, activate your immune system to target the cancer cell.
2. Brachytherapy– Brachytherapy is an intriguing method of treatment that involves inserting a radioactive pellet, such as iodine or palladium, into the site of the malignant tumor. When compared to conventional radiation, which affects more of your body, this type of radiation treatment has fewer side effects especially on brain tissue. This form of treatment has been utilized in cancers such as the prostate, cervix, and brain.
3. At home genetic testing– Nothing beats being able to take control of your own health. People can now use at-home genetic testing kits to determine whether they are carriers of the three BRCA gene variants related to breast and ovarian cancers. You can complete this examination by purchasing a kit from the company 23 and Me. However, there are thousands of potential BRCA mutations, and at-home genetic testing cannot identify them all. If you have a family history of cancers that can be passed down genetically, you should consult a doctor to have more extensive testing.
4. Enterade Advance Oncology Formula– Advances in cancer treatment are critical, but they only go so far if the side effects of those treatments cause you to discontinue therapy. Enterade is clinically proven breakthrough in managing cancer treatment induced side effects like diarrhea, nausea, dehydration, unwanted weight loss and fatigue.
Enterade helps to rebuild the damage to the intestinal villi caused by chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy.
When the villi are damaged, the gut’s ability to absorb nutrients is inhibited. enterade promotes better nutrient absorption helping patients maintain a healthy weight while undergoing cancer treatment. Additionally, cancer treatments cause gaps to form in the protective barrier of the gut. When these gaps form, harmful toxins and bacteria can pass from the intestine into the bloodstream. enterade helps to close those gaps to prevent harmful toxins from entering the body–ultimately helping to prevent symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malaise, and fatigue.