The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is one of the diseases most lethal in modern culture. In the United States, AIDS is the fifth leading cause of death for people between the ages of 25 to 44, according to the Health Guide New York Times. This disease has no cure, but modern medicine has found numerous medications that prevent AIDS patient cause a quick death. There are other diseases that may have a more rapid progression, are also fatal or incurable. These diseases have a high mortality rate and are generally intractable. Although AIDS was once considered to be the worst diseases, other diseases can now be more dangerous.
Cancer is one of the diseases most deadly today. The cancer starts in the basic building blocks of the human body, cells, says Medline Plus, a website of the National Institutes of Health. The disease causes the cells to reproduce even when new are needed. This excess cells not age and begin to form a mass called a tumor. Tumors become cancerous only when they start to invade nearby tissue and grow elsewhere in the body. These tumors are called malignant cancerous tumors. Cancer can occur in almost any part of the body. Cancer can be found in the brain, skin, kidney, liver, heart or digestive tract. The disease can spread to almost any part of the body through the bloodstream or through the lymphatic system. The type of cancer depends on the initial origin of cancer cells. The colon cancer that spreads to the liver is still called colon cancer. Treatment options for early stages of cancer include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or a combination of all three. However, in advanced cases of cancer that has spread to many other organs, treatment is rarely curative. Patients with stages advanced cancer have a very poor prognosis and generally live 6 to 12 months after diagnosis. Continue reading “Worst diseases that AIDS”