Cancer can be a very shady and deceiving disease with many different forms. The problem with the disease is the rapid evolving that takes place; where it can easily hide from the immune system and from different types of therapies. Unexpected behaviors from cancer can occur all the time which makes it hard to treat.
A new study conducted by a team of scientists have shown that a subtype of cervical cancer is now rising to rise in many different people. This subtype is hard to locate using tests that are easily used in cervical cancer. This type of cancer is known to affect women and can be prevented using the naturally available papillomavirus or other vaccinations. The study was published in the journal of Preventive Medicine.
The study was led by PhD Holder Farhad Islami who worked on cervical cancer for a number of years. He was able to collect data on different sub-populations including men, women, young and adults. The numbers show a drop in cervical cancer during the past 30 years. However, the new subtype of cervical cancer has only recently been increasing.
Dr. Farhad commented on his findings saying, “Increasing or stabilized incidence trends for [adenocarcinoma] and attenuation of earlier declines for [squamous cell carcinoma] in several subpopulations underscore the importance of intensifying efforts to reverse the increasing trends and further reduce the burden of cervical cancer in the U.S.”
He emphasizes on the need of finding a treatment of prevention before it becomes a stronger type of cancer.