No one wishes to suffer through cancer at any point in their lives. Yet, it is a possibility that we or a loved one may get some form of cancer and struggle to fight it off to survive. Research is always developing, changing and looking for new data to collect that might point to a new cure. Whether it is brain cancer, or lung cancer, or skin cancer, finding a cure for each and every case should be a top priority for everyone. You never know when you or a loved one may be the one suffering from some type of cancer. From cancer stem cells therapy, to cerebral organoids, to tumor modeling, there are numerous new ideas developing out there that may lead to cures for some children, men and women in the future.
We are at the point where, during a man or woman?s lifetime, there is a 39.6 percent risk they will be diagnosed with some type of cancer. That percentage is near 50 percent chance that any one of us could have cancer during our lives. While in 2014 there were 14.5 million living beyond a cancer diagnosis, and by 2024, there is believed to be near 19 million people living beyond a cancer diagnosis, there are still so many people who hope for a cure for themselves and for cancer, in general.
Cancer stem cells therapy is one of the most significant ways we can fight cancer through research and developing of new ideas, tests and methods. Unfortunately, it is not always widely supported both in action and financially by the public in the United States. Support seems to be growing, though, as it has reached 68 percent of Americans that would claim to support embryonic stem cell research at this point. Additionally, when it comes to federal funding, 64 percent of Americans say they support using stem cells as a way to research chronic diseases like cancer.
For the past 50 years, we have already been regularly using cancer stem cells therapy to fight off leukemia through bone marrow transplants. Even so, some people still need more convincing to understand why they should support stem cell cancer treatment and research using stems cells.
One thing we can do with stems cells to research treatments and cures for cancer is developing organoids. The organoid definition is that it is a 3d cell that is grown in a lab. It has some of the features of a normal organ, as well. Overall, it is a cell/tissue culture method. What it does is mimic organ structure and function. There are two different ways to make organoids. One is tissue organoids and the other is stem cell organoids. These ideas have been developing for over forty years, but they are just now really starting to pick up.
It may be hard to change your opinion on whether or not cancer stem cells therapy should be used to find treatments or cures through something like organoid development when you only think about it in scientific terms. When you step back and think about it in terms of people who are suffering every day from some form of cancer, it is easier to see why it is so important to support this type of research.
For those under the age of 20, many suffer from brain tumors. In fact, brain tumors have surpassed leukemia as the leading cause of solid tumor death in children. Additionally, more than 200,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumor in the United States every single year. Unfortunately, the most common type of brain tumors, metastatic brain tumors, are the type that can easily spread from other parts of the body to the brain.
Do not be the reason why someone who is suffering from cancer does not receive the proper treatment or cure necessary to be rid of their cancer. Consider the statistics and why cancer stem cells therapy might actually be a cause you want to support. Have you done anything to show your support for stems cells research? Let us know in the comments what your opinion is.