It discusses the state of cancer care in the Philippines — the problems and advancements of cancer care in the country. It details the cost of cancer care and its benefits to Filipinos, the actions of the Philippine Government to improve its access, and the assistance given by local cancer support groups to people with cancer.
Gene therapy is the future of the therapeutic medicine. This experimental therapy involves genetic manipulation to prevent or treat specific conditions. It works in three ways – by replacing the faulty gene, deactivating the faulty gene, or by introducing a new gene that suppresses the activity of the faulty gene. Currently, gene therapy is being explored for the treatment of specific cancers, neurological disorders, inherited disorders, and infectious diseases.
Asbestos is a very dangerous, yet underestimated substance in terms of a lack of awareness campaigns in the media to help others understand exactly what it can do. The dangers and implications that asbestos can have on our health if exposed to a few fibres are not taken very seriously by many. This alone could mean that there is a greater danger in regards to further unnecessary exposure. The symptoms are not apparent for years and there is no known treatment that treats asbestos related diseases. Asbestos exposure is so dangerous that there is nothing much doctors can do to » » » [Read more]