A LOOK AT WHERE WE STAND IN THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST CANCER
In spite of the millions spent on cancer research and treatment, 1 in 6 people still die at the hand of the disease.
Today, cancer is more than just one disease. Instead, it’s a collection of more than 100 types of diseases that essentially happen when rogue cells in our body attack our innate immune system.
It’s a complex beast. A beast that keeps evolving and may appear at any stage of its life cycle. Most people who die from cancer, are either diagnosed at a later stage of the disease, have no access to a treatment that works or faced with their own patient-specific challenges.
Currently, Chemotherapy, Surgery and Hormone Therapy(in the case of breast and prostate cancer) are considered the standard treatment methods for cancer. However, immunotherapy and precision medicine have also recently started sharing the limelight as viable therapy methods as well.
Without further ado, the following infographic looks at powerful statistics that show the impending impact of cancer worldwide and suggest how far we are from finding the one cure that rules them all!