Is there a cure for cancer? Apparently so, and it’s just a year away.
Scientists from Israel believe that they have solved the mystery that is cancer.
In their words: “We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer”.
According to The Jerusalem Post, a team of Israelian scientists, working at a biotech company (Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies) have not only found the cure for cancer, but are also developing it as we speak.
How it works
Take several cancer-targeting chains of amino acids and combine it with a strong peptide toxin. That’s MuTaTo, which stands for multi-target toxin. Basically, this drug is an antibiotic for cancer.
What makes it different from all the other cancer medications is that MuTaTo attacks a cancer cell from a few different directions. It only targets cancer cells, unlike existing treatments which kills both healthy and cancer cells. With this distinction of the cells, MuTaTo is able to minimise side effects such as nausea, which is common in chemotherapy.
If the cancer stem cells are not eliminated completely, the risk of cancer returning is high – this time immune to the same treatment. However, MuTaTo is able to root out these stem cells and destroy them as well.
This drug has been tested on mice and has proven to protect their healthy cells, while inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.
What this cure promises:
- effective at the very start
- last for a few weeks
- no or minimal side-effects
- cheaper than other medications
- can be tailored for general use or personalised
- cures 100%
- works on all types of cancer
Statistics show that one in six deaths is caused by cancer, and 18.1 million new cancer cases are diagnosed annually. Cancer is also the main cause of death worldwide, second only to heart disease.
Cancer may be caused by both environmental and genetic factors. While there is no way to guarantee that you won’t get cancer, there are definitely steps you can take to do to minimise your risk.
1. Limit tobacco use
Tobacco is incredibly detrimental to your health. There’s no safe way to smoke. And of course, you’ll decrease you chances of lung cancer as well, by as much as 30%.
2. Reduce exposure to pollutants
Vehicle exhaust is the most common source of pollution in today’ world. If you’re living near a traffic junction or close to the road, it may not be feasible to close your windows all day.
Use an air purifier or filter to improve the air quality, and make sure you’re getting ones labelled HEPA (high-efficiency particulate arresting).
3. Reduce radiation exposure (x-rays, television)
Nothing beats curling up on the couch, popcorn in hand and ready for a movie marathon.
You might want to put down that remote as overexposure to the TV screen may leave you at a higher risk of colorectal cancer!
4. Get frequent physical exercise
It doesn’t need to be an intense session of cardio. Simple stretching and a 10-minute walk will leave you feeling refreshed. Aim for 90 minutes of exercise per week, which is what the National Health Service reccomends.
Needless to say, these won’t ensure your immunity to cancer. However, why not boost your odds of a healthy life?
The company has yet to publish their research or findings, which leaves many sceptical of their claims.
Nonetheless, there remains a group of social media users who are hopeful, cautiously placing their faith in the scientists’ work.
Till their treatments are proven, the world will hold its breath, watching and waiting for what could very well spark the evolution of mankind.