For years, the cornerstones of cancer treatment have been surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. And now excitement is growing for immunotherapy–therapies that harness the power of a patient’s immune system to combat their disease.
Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a plant from Central Asia but is grown in several parts of the world today. This plant produces cannabinoids – active chemical compounds that cause drug-like effects all over the body, including the central nervous system and the immune system.
A leader in genetic sequencing is betting that it can detect cancer at its earliest stages on the basis of minuscule amounts of genetic material circulating in a person’s bloodstream. But specialists warn that there are many technical hurdles to such an application.
Pigeons are many things to many people – navigators, couriers, rats with wings – but the word “doctors” rarely comes to mind.
Cancerous cells are normally detected by biopsy which is an invasive and time consuming procedure.
New research shows that dogs can beat expensive modern diagnostic methods in detecting cancer.