With the evolution of medicine and science, some cancers are now curable. As a result, the patient will have the chance to live a long and normal life. Here are three types of cancer that doctors around the world are able to stabilise, for a better life for the patient.
Cervical cancer is one of the tumours that many doctors, professors and other medical professionals are now managing to control. The prognosis for survival is considerable, provided that the patient follows the treatment in time and to perfection. This type of tumour particularly affects women between 30 and 50 years of age. It should be noted that the tumour is usually the result of the evolution of an STD called papillomavirus. To detect it, the gynaecologist carries out a « smear » test to quickly detect the presence of HPV. However, it cannot be eliminated. Screening allows the doctor to take care of the patient while carrying out the necessary care and monitoring before the cancer is cured. Thus, to prevent cervical cancer, you are strongly advised to undergo screening at least every two years, starting at age 30.
In recent years, mortality from breast cancer has been gradually decreasing. These developments are due in particular to scientific and medical progress and the introduction of free screening in some countries. The latter makes it possible to make an early diagnosis of the possible presence of the disease. The survival rate for this cancer is around 5 years, provided that the tumour is detected well in advance and that it is still in its local phase. In addition, the 5-year survival prognosis can certainly result in a cure for breast cancer.
The chances of survival with prostate cancer are increasing considerably nowadays. The 5-year survival prognosis is around 80%. Most victims who have undergone treatment in the first year have a high chance of reaching the stage of complete recovery. At present, there is no specialised screening for prostate cancer. However, it is possible to carry out screening on an individual basis. It consists of performing a digital rectal examination and then checking the PSA (prostatic specific antigen) level. The digital rectal exam is one of the reasons why men are reluctant to undergo screening. Although screening is generally recommended for men aged 50 and over.