Treating Cancer: What are the Challenges?
Cancer is one of the world’s leading causes of death and is a challenging illness to treat for many reasons. The complexity and unpredictability of cancer treatment is one of its most difficult aspects. Each individual’s cancer is unique in terms of the type, size, and location of the tumor, as well as the genetic makeup of the patient, making it difficult for treatment to be tailored to each person’s specific needs (Hussain et al., 2021). Treatments such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy are often very severe and may have side effects that could hinder treatment success (Neumann et. al. 2016, 2016). Many people find it hard to afford cancer treatment. Furthermore, the most effective treatment options for each patient can differ depending on what stage and type of cancer they are (Andreozzi, 2021). This makes it challenging to treat cancer effectively. Further research is required to find better treatments for patients.