Kozhikode: Oncologists are excited over the fact of technological advancement that allows them to treat each cancer patient separately after identifying and targeting the specific damaged cell that causes the disease. According to experts in cancer treatment, on World Cancer Day, growing technologies have been invented to control or cure cancer at the earliest by adopting personalized medicine or individualized treatment. Talking to DC, noted Oncologist and the founder of Pratheeksha Cancer Care Society Narayanankutty Warrier said, “We are now able to tailor each man’s cancer treatment by identifying genetic mutations within the cancer that might be treatable with certain drugs — an approach known as individualized treatment. For eg, if three cases of breast cancer comes to the same doctor, earlier the treatment for all the three patients was the same, but now with new technologies invented to identify the specific cell that is damaged, the treatment and the medicines for all these three patients vary. It has to be noted that the drugs and other substances that targets the cancer cells specifically are in the limelight now”.
In addition to this, the efforts put in for creating an effective campaign to fight against cancer has become fruitful, as more and more people are now taking the cancer detection test in order to avoid any cases of complication. In a recent study it has been noted that 90 percent of cancer patients are detected with the disease during the advance stage, whereas only 10 percent are getting treatment after being detected in the first or the second stage of the disease, he explained. “We're much better than we were a decade ago”, said Mr Warrier. The message of cancer day that is ‘We Can and I Can’, is very meaningful as it prompts the public to fight for cancer individually and later in groups for others”, he added.