• Question: Do you think science will prove that cancer can be beaten?

    Asked by 322bera47 to Colin, John, Kevin, Shikha, Triona on 13 Nov 2014. This question was also asked by killa, 449bera39, 328bera39, 428bera39, Giller_98, clodagh :), janoskians, trin_, LaurenFoley, clodagh, Marie, katelynnexxily, 322bera27, aileenjcat, mnormanly, jessica, Michelle Mc Kiernan, kt, ShaneLAD, tia, Kevin.
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      Shikha Sharma answered on 13 Nov 2014:


      Hi 322bera47, killa, 449bera39, 328bera39, 428bera39, Giller_98, clodagh :), janoskians, trinster_xo, LaurenFoley, clodagh, Marie, katelynnexxily, 322bera27, aileenjcat, mnormanly, 358bera43 πŸ™‚

      It seems everyone wants to know answer for this query. πŸ™‚
      Science has already proved that cancer can be beaten as now the cancer patients live more than that it was earlier. In early days cancer was considered as a death sentence but now there are so many survivors which shows that in future we will reach a stage where we can handle the disease very well. For example diabetes was used to be very deadly disease but now we have learned how to live with the disease . I am sure the rate with which science is progressing we will surely learn how to deal with cancer more effectively. πŸ™‚

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      Kevin Motherway answered on 19 Nov 2014:


      Unfortunately death comes to us all and while cancer is now a much more survivable illness, if you live long enough (>80 years) your cells are just going to get old and most commonly will fail to copy their DNA correctly when replicating themselves and will cause a cancer of some kind. Cancer rates are going up simply because we are all living much longer, even though we can cure more and more cancers, and thankfully Cancer is increasingly becoming a disease of old age!

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