What causes cancer? It's a question many have asked for years but only recently have we come close to an answer. That's because this deadly disease is so complex, and doesn't affect everyone in the same way.
You are UNIQUE. Nobody else has your DNA. Nobody else has your bloodline, your lineage, your genetic makeup. So when it comes to cancer, no two people are alike. If you happen to have a genetic predisposition to cancer, your experience will differ from someone else’s.
Prevention may be easier or more difficult. Recommended methods of detection will vary, depending on your individual DNA. Treatment will vary and your reaction to treatment will vary. There’s no such thing as “blanket oncology” anymore. One size does NOT fit all.
Today, cancer detection is not what it used to be and it’s not something we should be afraid of. New technological breakthroughs have transformed oncology into a very specific science, which is great news for us.
You can ambush cancer long before it happens with today’s amazing technology. You don’t have to wait until you have symptoms and then succumb to aggressive treatment. You can take action now. Cancer detection goes hand-in-hand with prevention. They’re PARTNERS now. And the more you know about your body, the more knowledge you have about how to keep it cancer-free.
What are your risk factors
Certain people are more likely to get it than others based on genetics alone. For instance, I know that a woman of Ashkenazi Jewish descent has a greater chance of carrying the BRCA 2 gene, known to sometimes present breast cancer or Tay-Sachs disease in their children.
Genetic tests are fabulously accurate and relatively easy to perform. They’re performed on a small sample of tissue or fluids from your body such as blood cells from inside your mouth, saliva, hair, skin tumors, or even the amniotic fluid surrounding your baby during pregnancy!
Battle of the Nano Bots
New technology is helping in the fight for a cure, including the exciting new world of Nano Robots. Doctors are deploying them to put the “clamp” on cancer.
For the inside scoop, I called Dr. David Fogelman, one of the top medical oncologists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. David specializes in gastrointestinal oncology and, in addition, treats pancreatic and colorectal cancers. MD Anderson is best known for its bold research, clinical trials and successful, “out-of-the-box” treatment techniques evidenced by an impressive number of patient testimonials.
Listen to my podcast to hear Dr. Fogelman explain how Nano-Robots attach to a cancerous tumor and kill it. It really is an amazing process and researchers, including Dr. Fogelman, are hopeful that they will be able to apply this treatment to human beings in the not-so-distant future.
You have control over your health! Listen to my free podcast to hear more about cancer causes, prevention and this exciting field of clinical technology.