Cancer is a type of disease in which some abnormal or damaged cells of the human body grow uncontrollably, multiply, and spread. These cells may form lumps of tissue called tumors, and in the case of cancerous (malignant) tumors, they travel to other parts of the body to form new tumors.
The first ever documented case of cancer took place in ancient Egypt in 1500 B.C. It’s possible that humans’ fight against cancer is as long as the history of human civilization itself. Despite generations of efforts, thousands of years have passed, and we still haven’t found a cure for cancer.
However, new medical and scientific discoveries and developments might bring about new treatment methods to prevent or eliminate cancer. For instance, scientists may have discovered a way to prevent at least half of all cancer cases.
Discovery of a Key Trigger of Cancer
In 2019, in an interview with the Horizon magazine, virologist and Nobel laureate Professor…