Cancer is a deadly disease affecting and killing many people every year. For 2019, the estimated number of new cancer cases exceeds 1.5 million, and the estimated number of deaths caused by cancer exceeds six-hundred thousand. Treatments for cancer certainly exist; although current treatments are often costly and are not always effective in the long-run. The treatments also come with side effects often associated with the destruction of healthy, noncancerous cells. The expansion of alternatives for treating cancer is a constant objective for the medical community, and researchers are experimenting with many new solutions in order to provide new opportunities to treat cancer. One potential treatment in development is snake venom, a substance that is normally poisonous to humans in its unmodified form.
"Snake Venom is a Cancer Therapy,"
Osmosis Magazine: Vol. 2019:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarship.richmond.edu/osmosis/vol2019/iss1/6