How much is too much for cancer treatment?
"Chemotherapy (chemo) usually refers to the use of medicines or drugs to treat cancer. The thought of having chemotherapy frightens many people. But knowing what chemotherapy is, how it works, and what to expect can often help calm your fears. It can also give you a better sense of control over your cancer treatment." -cancer.org
Cancer as an issue is very important to me. In specify how cancer treatments have gone way up in prices. This topic hit home to me especially because my family members have had cancer. Cancer has hurt, killed and put people and families through pain that no one should have to go through. Cancer is a terrible thing but the price of chemotherapy is horrifying as well.
Even though Chemotherapy get rid of cancer sometimes there's always a possibility of it coming back. While chemotherapy drugs are powerful enough to kill rapidly growing cancer cells, but they also can harm perfectly healthy cells, causing side effects throughout the body. The costs for chemotherapy can vary, with some estimates of as high as $30,000 over an eight-week period. The average cost for an initial treatment is approximately $7,000. Expenses differ depending on the drugs. When talking about recurrence the stages of cancer other factors specific to each patient.Why should there be that much of a cost to such a life threatening diseases. While chemotherapy drugs are powerful enough to kill rapidly growing harmful cancer cells, they also can harm perfectly healthy cells. That's why we as a nation should lower the cost of chemotherapy.
I think that we not, just need to bring awareness to the fact and the issue. Also we need more funding to help cancer research. We should raise money but we also need to help get the cancer chemotherapy cost down. So it one, more affordable for people who have cancer and are not able to spend that much on getting cancer. If we as a whole could get chemo therapy cost down, then we have a chance of everyone who need chemotherapy. Like isn't it bad enough that people who are going through cancer already have a struggle. But now putting them in this situation where people have to pay an excessive amount of money for treatment to help them get possible better. This medicine could possible guarantee them one more hour or even one more day to spend with their family. If the government and the people take some money to maybe help cancer research go even farther so the death rates from chemotherapy go down. So maybe they could even find a cure for cancer in the future. While chemotherapy drugs are powerful enough to kill rapidly growing cancer cells, but they also can harm perfectly healthy cells, causing side effects throughout the body. That's why the future can help the cancer researcher go far and not kill the healthy cells but also make sure that it’s affordable.