Billions are spent each year on curing cancer but there still aren’t any answers
May 8, 2016
One of the most significant and pressing health issues that the world faces on a daily basis, and a disease that touches billions of people each year, it’s absolutely astounding that the governments and private medical researchers all over the world could have been spending billions and billions of dollars on cancer research every year and there still isn’t a cure.
Some point to the fact that cancer is such a unique disease in every specific situation that a “one-size-fits-all” cure isn’t all that likely to happen to begin with, where others believe there some kind of global conspiracy in the medical world that wants people to stay sick so that they move through treatment and continue paying rather than get cured and no longer have to pump money into the system.
Unsurprisingly, there’s probably a little bit of truth to both of those polar opposites, but there is more to this sordid affair than most people are aware.
Here’s a little bit of inside information behind why cancer remains uncured.
There are significant roadblocks in the way
Over the past 10 years, the National Cancer Institute in the United States has had a budget that has averaged about $5 billion – but they still haven’t been able to come up with a reliable cure that kicks cancer to the curb once and for all.
A lot of this has to do with the very nature of the condition itself. Because cancer develops within certain cells in the body and then begins to replicate throughout other areas of your bodily systems, it can be incredibly challenging to combat cancer – especially as it jumps from one cellular type to another.
Solutions that work on one type of cancer have proven to be ineffective on others, and that’s one of the most significant roadblocks you’re facing.
Another big roadblock is the fact that just calling a disease cancer is describing it with a bit of an umbrella term here in cancer can refer to more than 100+ different but related conditions, each of them having their own specific mechanisms behind how they work, how they spread, and how they negatively impact the body.
There may never be a true to life one-size-fits-all kind of fix to get rid of cancer in our lifetime, but they are have been major leaps and bounds in the world of management, pain mitigation, and pushing cancer into remission.
Hopefully one day we’ll be able to crack the code and folks won’t have to live with cancer ever again. But that day is not today.