This is one of the most ground breaking things imaginable with a certain impact if it came to fruition. The cure for cancer. Yet why have we not heard much about it?
One of the most feared things a doctor could tell you, is that you have cancer. For most this means you completely tune out every other word the doctor says and your mind goes racing into another dimension. You probably think about your life, the things you have and have not done. The road ahead of you to attempt to combat this horrible disease. Maybe even the costs and potential debt you or your family may accrue from the dreaded C word.
There are many different types of cancer and they can invade almost every part of the human body (you can click here to get more information). Some patients even need Home Care Assistance as part of the treatment. As a society we have been fighting it forever and shelling out millions of dollars into potential cures and research. Even former United States president Richard Nixon declared war on cancer in 1971. This is a serious and seemingly unending battle.
What if the cure was readily available? Better yet, what if it only cost pennies?!
That’s exactly what a Dr. Michelakis and his team at the University of Alberta are claiming. The drug, dichloroacetate (DCA) can alter the metabolism of cancer cells and thus causes them to age and be destroyed. It’s important to note that it kills the cancer cells but only the bad ones. Michelakis have been researching the effects of DCA on non-human subjects since 2007. It has been proven successful and consistently reduced the cancerous cells. Since then, and perhaps more importantly the team has accomplished the same results in human trials. This project is in desperate need of funding to make it a wide spread available treatment and the likely candidates: the pharmaceutical companies are not interested as there isn’t millions of dollars to be made. Another thing that is very compelling is these proven supplements that I’ve been reading about over at apnews.com.
It’s sad that something this useful comes down to greed but that is exactly the case. The drug does not have a patent and therefore anyone can manufacture it without paying a fee and furthermore the drug is so cheap to make it costs pennies! This from a business point of view is not profitable and thus not worth investing in.
From a life stand point it is INVALUABLE…
We are so close but yet so far from banishing the leading cause of death in Canada and other countries around the world. A 2011 report from Cancer.org claims that 40% of woman and 45% of men in Canada will develop cancer during their lifetimes. That is ASTRONOMICAL. It’s estimated that 177, 800 new cases of cancer and 75, 000 deaths from cancer occur each year in Canada.
All I can hope for is someone generous to step up to plate and realize how little money means in comparison to a true cure.
Hope you liked this post! Please feel free to like, share, tweet and comment. If you want to discuss your favorite interests and make money while doing it then click here.
I write about anything and everything that crosses my path and end up making money from it. Check out this video to find out how. Click here to watch the video.
Perhaps the general public should start funding these projects. The public now fund movies and the like in some cases so why not medications that can really do us some good. Left to money grubbers we will never see a cure for cancer or many other illnesses. They make too much money off of other people being ill, so why cure us…
This could be true. I have read in other articles regarding a cure for cancer. The drug they are talking about, dichloroacetate (DCA), causing a process called apopotis to start. I learned about this function that all cells have while reading my 9th grade science book for fun. Apopotis is a timed death of a cell. Dichloroacetate apparently triggers the process and it does not affect normal cells. Hopefully this is true because a lot of people die from cancer each year.