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5 Facts about Cancer You Need to Know
Atul Sharan
Co-Founder and CEO-CellMax Life
Monday, October 19, 2015
At least one in two men, and one in three women, will get some form of cancer in their lifetime. Cancer continues to be the second leading cause of death in the U.S., and the number of cases of cancer worldwide is projected to increase by 70 percent in the next two decades. The relentless war against cancer rages on, we are definitely losing. The field of medicine in general, cancer in particular, is extremely dependent on data and statistics. Besides that it is unfortunately at the mercy of drug and insurance companies. Indeed this is bad news for developed economies but good news for developing economies. They have an opportunity to wage a more sensible, economical battle against cancer and it starts by putting the consumer in charge of their own life.To understand this, few facts must be understood.

Everyone is at Risk
According to recent research published in the leading scientific journal Science: most cancer patients are just unlucky. Majority of cancers do not occur because of bad diet or lack of exercise. Instead, the causes, like family history or random mutations, are beyond anyone's control. Worse, cancer usually strikes without any warning: most early stage cancers show no symptoms at all. In developing countries like India, cancer has already overtaken infectious diseases as a leading cause of death, and the cancer burden is rising dramatically. Think about that.

Pharma Companies are not Interested in your Health
The average cost of a new cancer drug is over $100,000 per patient. Medical issues are the leading cause of bankruptcies in the U.S., and cost the U.S. healthcare system over $200 billion per year in direct costs and lost productivity. Pharmaceutical companies have a vested interest in late stage cancer diagnoses, where patients are forced to opt for expensive therapies that have little to no impact on their prognosis, and have a documented detrimental effect on their quality of life. Given the scale of profits that the is clear that it is not working in the interest of the patient. And that's a fact.

Early Detection is the only Cure
With all the talk about personalized, targeted therapies, what no one will tell you is that the survival and cure rates for cancer is detected in the early stages is over 90 percent for most cancers, and over 98 percent in common cancers like breast cancer. Yet, majority of patients in majority of cancer cases are detected in late stage. A study in the British medical journal, Lancet, states that fewer than 30 percent of people with cancer in India survive for more than five years after their diagnosis a sign that cancer is diagnosed only at a later stage. And the cost of drugs and palliative care of these terminal patients benefits only the drug companies. An accurate, simple and cost-effective solution for early detection of cancer has the potential to save enormous costs and millions of lives around the world. Surprisingly it's really all up to you, the consumer, to change these miserable outcomes.

You can Protect Yourself against Cancer
Now, the good news that no one in the pharmaceutical industry will tell you. The only proven way to protect yourself against cancer is to detect it early! This can be accomplished by regular, annual screening after the age of 40, or earlier, in the case of family history. CellMax Life has developed a breakthrough, accurate, yet simple blood test that detects cancer at its earliest and most preventable stage. It's an early warning system to alert people before it's too late. CellMax Life's vision is to become the standard of care in the early detection of cancer, and be 'the' test of choice preferred by all consumers. We aim to offer a simple, affordable and accurate cancer diagnosis that is easily accessible to the masses. This will result in a dramatic decline in need for treating late stage patients, so it's the most cost-effective for society at large.So, get tested.

Your Life, Your Decision
Cancer only gives us one chance, which must be seized early to have hope for survival and a normal life. Early detection is the only chance of defeating cancer. Each person must proactively take control of their own health, get tested, and protect themselves. Now, that's not what the big pharmaceutical companies will tell you and they have billions to spend. Will you win?
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