Cancer cure within a year, say Israeli scientists: Take these steps to prevent or reduce your risk of cancer
Scientists say they expect to find a complete cure for cancer within a year’s time.
New Delhi: Unfortunately, there is no true cure for cancer yet, but treatment can help control the symptoms and significantly improve a person’s outlook. That is 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 move humans closer than ever to a cure. While curing cancer is the goal of everyone, it would mean completely eliminating all traces of cancer from the body and ensuring the disease won’t come back. And that’s exactly what a team of Israeli scientists is claiming. The team announced this week that its preliminary research on mice has given them new hope of a cancer cure within a year’s time.
Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies CEO Dr Ilan Morad told the Jerusalem Post that a new treatment called MuTaTo, which would work more like a ‘cancer antibiotic’. Reportedly, the treatment uses cancer-targeting peptides for each cancer cell, which can reportedly reduce the chances of evasion through mutation. Dr Morad added that MuTaTo (multi-target toxin) will work to target cancer stem cells, reducing the risk of recurrence.
The scientists also said the treatment would be an effective cure from Day 1 with no or minimal side effects compared to the side effects of most cancer treatments. It would also be a cheap and brief option than the other treatments.
Morad also explained that the new cancer treatment will eventually be personalised and that patient would be given the exact amount of molecule cocktail needed to cure the disease.
However, the claim made by Israeli scientists has been criticised by many cancer experts. Moreover, the MuTaTo treatment has been trialed in mice and not tested in humans yet.
How to prevent or lower your risk of cancer
There’s no guaranteed strategy to prevent cancer, but you can help reduce your risk by making a few changes to your lifestyle. These include –
– Eating a healthy diet and limiting intake of processed and junk food
– Being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight
– Not smoking or quitting smoking
– Not drinking alcohol in excess
– Avoiding risky behaviours – such as sharing needles, unsafe sex, etc
– Regular health exams and screenings for various types of cancer
– In addition to this, having good knowledge about behaviours, exposures, and other factors that may influence the risk can make a big difference when it comes to cancer prevention.
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