The progression of lung cancer depends on the growth rate of the cancer tumor. The survival of patients with lung cancer issues reduces as the year passes by, giving rise to the progression rate of lung cancer. The death rate for lung cancer has increased over the years; as the rate of lung cancer progresses, it results to more deaths even more than other dangerous lung cancer diseases such as colon cancer, breast cancer, and pancreatic cancer combined together. Every other types of cancer is also dangerous, but the rate at which lung cancer progresses requires more attention than others.
Lung cancer being the leading cause of cancer death in the world shouldn’t be allowed to progress further. Researchers are doing their best to discover treatments that would be able to prevent the disease from spreading to other parts of the body, thereby aggravating a patient’s condition. If a treatment like that is discovered, the issue of lung cancer will start generating positive news around the world.
Numerous studies have shown that antioxidants may stop the progression of lung cancer, but recent research shows that the reverse is the case. On the contrary, antioxidants speed up the progression of lung cancer. Antioxidants are chemicals present in some foods and nutritional supplements. Antioxidants interacts with free radicals in the body and neutralizes them. Free radicals are naturally formed in the body, they help in normal cell processes, and at the same time, they can be detrimental to cell components in the body. Free radicals damages cell components such as DNA proteins, and cell membranes, the damage of these cell components is what leads to the development of lung cancer in the body. The damaging process occurs when antioxidants attacks reactive oxygen radicals that prevents the tumor from growing, when the antioxidant makes the attack, a certain protein called p53 is being deactivated thereby enabling the tumor to grow faster leading to the spreading of the cancer to other parts of the body.