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Why Doctors are coming to Mexico to study cancer research

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, November 4, 2015

ID-100325421Cancer is a scary disease, and only those who have suffered themselves or watched someone else suffer know the pain and heartache it brings. Doctors and researchers have been working hard to know all they can about how cancer can be, if not cured, then prevented. According to statistics, cancer was diagnosed for 14.1 million adults in the world in 2012, with a death rate of 8.3 million.

Cancer treatments have become advanced, but because they are expensive, not many people can afford them. Many hospitals do not have particular treatments and people have to go to other medical institutes and at times in other countries to receive proper therapy. Cancer patients have to go through grueling surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy to get a possible second chance at life, which takes a massive toll on their health. Because of the amount of effort, equipment and medical supplies used for these expensive medical treatments, some make the decision to pass away quietly rather than spend their remaining life paying off medical debts.

Mexico has been at the forefront of medical research and has been praised for providing doctors all over the world with proper results and theories for different medical treatments for various ailments and diseases. Over the years, Mexico has become one of the leading developing countries, and with a burgeoning economy, has doctors and researchers coming in from all over for medical and research purposes.

Mexican Research Institutes

Many people who come to Mexico for medical reasons provide doctors there with many opportunities where they can study this disease closely. Cancer research institutes in Mexico have made headway in molecular medicine, cryopreservation, vaccines, nanotechnology, gene therapy, transplantation, genetic engineering, robotics, stem cell research and immunotherapy due to the steady stream of patients who believe that they can get better by getting cancer treatment in Mexico.

Cancer does not discriminate and can affect anyone, be they rich or poor, from any country and of any age, which makes it even more dangerous for the global population. With many precautions for cancer patients already, some get tired because of the suffering and opt to end their life because of their hopelessness for a cure. For years, cancer has been the leading cause of death worldwide, but with such an institute, hospitals and pharmaceutical industries are making leeway into the cancer scare and are helping many patients survive. Cancer research institutes have equipment from all over the world to help them in their studies, and with doctors flooding in to be amongst like-minded individuals who want to search for the cure, Mexico is becoming popular in the medical world.

Life with cancer is scarring. It affects a person’s whole life and at times, people cannot bounce back from it. This reason among many others is why most institutes are concerned in finding ways of preventing people from giving up hope, or fearing that one day their cancer will come back. Almost every person knows someone who has suffered from cancer, and with such a global effect, Mexican institutes are working to bring some comfort to the patients. Research is grueling work but with the help from dedicated doctors who want the best for their patients, Mexican research institutes are working to create a healthier world for the people.

 

Sources:

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/keyfacts/worldwide/

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/world/cancer-worldwide-the-global-picture

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Comments

  • Marika Bodnar says:

    June 4, 2016

    Mexico produced some of the greatest intellects, no small wonder that they are great in research.

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