It truly saddens me to say that in The United States in 2014, I am sure that most of us… if not all, have been affected by cancer in some way or form, either directly or indirectly. Many of us know people who are currently sick with this disease and many of us have already lost parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and friends to this seemingly unstoppable illness. It comes it seems almost at random as im sure no one expects or prepares to get cancer. It attacks our most vital organs like the brain, stomach and lungs and then spreads to other organs like wild fire.
Cancer develops for a number of different reasons. It can be hereditary, can be caused by obesity and being over weight, it can come from an unhealthy diet consisting of too much fatty food, foods high in sugar etc, lack of exercise, tobacco/alcohol use or a previous infection such as HIV, HPV, or Hepatitis B and C
Since there is no one definition to define cancer in a whole, we are going to use the most common definition given by doctors, “Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells that have the potential to invade other parts of the body. These cells form a neoplasm which is a group of cells that have undergone unregulated cell growth and have evaded a natural cell process called Apoptosis, which is is the process of programmed cell death or cell suicide when the cell has been damaged.”
Since cancer has been to known to grow and spread relatively quickly without any treatments, doctors like to prescribe a number of different cancer treatments. Some including surgery and chemotherapy.
Here is a list of the common cancer treating drugs, their side effects and some alternatives.
Docetaxel: Used in the form of chemotherapy. Injection Concentrate, Intravenous Infusion (IV) it is used to treat breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer, and head/neck cancer.