SEVERAL MODERN TRENDS THAT WILL CHANGE FUTURE CANCER CARE
ABSTRACT: Cancer is a large group of diseases that can start in almost any organ or tissue of the
body when abnormal cells grow uncontrollably, go beyond their usual boundaries to invade
adjoining parts of the body and/or spread to other organs. The latter process is called
metastasizing and is a major cause of death from cancer. A neoplasm and malignant tumour
are other common names for cancer.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, accounting for an estimated 9.6 million
deaths, or one in six deaths, in 2018. Lung, prostate, colorectal, stomach and liver cancer are
the most common types of cancer in men, while breast, colorectal, lung, cervical and thyroid
cancer are the most common among women.
The cancer burden continues to grow globally, exerting tremendous physical, emotional and
financial strain on individuals, families, communities and health systems. Many health systems
in low- and middle-income countries are least prepared to manage this burden, and large
numbers of cancer patients globally do not have access to timely quality diagnosis and
treatment. In countries where health systems are strong, survival rates of many types of cancers
are improving thanks to accessible early detection, quality treatment and survivorship care.
In recent years, as a result of COVID-19, the use of new technologies in the field of
telemedicine, digital health, artificial intelligence has increased sharply and this will give a
new application in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer.
Keywords: Cancer, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Digital Health, Telemedicine, Covid 19.