The diagnosis cancer is dreadful and shocking at the same time. “People affected fall into a deep black hole and nobody can help them” is a widespread opinion. It is about time to change that prejudice. Today there are many efficient treatments. Healing is rather normal than rare. Crucial factors are the age of the patient, regular check-ups, an early diagnosis and an effective treatment.
From a scientific point of view the phenomenon cancer is quite easy to explain. Cancer is a collective term for numerous related diseases where body cells grow without control and replace and destroy healthy tissue. Cancer is caused by diverse triggers, which in the end all lead to an interference with the genetically regulated balance between cell growth, cell division and cell death.