Thursday, November 05, 2009

Ovarian Cancer

Cancer is still one of the most frightening disease in the world. Many people have suffered from many kind of cancer. This statement were taken from WHO report on 2003, and Quick Cancer fact on WHO
Cancer rates could further increase by 50% to 15 million new cases in the year 2020

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide: it accounted for 7.9 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths) in 2007.
This is definitely not a good news, since every year, there has been many report about this and it's growing, meaning that more and more people died from many case of cancer.

There has been a lot of campaign to reduce cancer by doing some activities below:
  1. Reduction of tobacco consumption. Tobacco remains the most important avoidable cancer risk. In the 20th century, approximately 100 million people died world-wide from tobacco-associated diseases
  2. A healthy lifestyle and diet can help. Frequent consumption of fruit and vegetables and physical activity can make a difference.
  3. Early detection through screening, particularly for cervical and breast cancers, allow for prevention and successful cure.
There are so many cancer type and each type will attack different part of our body. One of the example is ovarian cancer. According Wikipedia, 16090 women died from 25580 case of ovarian cancer in 2004. According to Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of death from cancer in women and the leading cause of death from gynecological cancer.

Even though it's deadly, there has been a lot of effort to solve this problem. One of the organizations who fight for Ovarian Cancer is BioCancell by developing BC-819 and H19.

For those who wanted to have a first look on the solution provided by BioCancell, please have a look on Biocancell ovarian cancer clinical trials info.

It would be better to know your enemy before it attacked you, just like a good quote from Sun Tzu: If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.