Viagra/Sildenafil Shows Potential in Treating Skin Cancer

skin cancerSkin cancer is the most identifiable form of cancer as the malignancies start to show on the upper most layer of the skin- epidermis. It is also the most prevalent form of cancer and globally over 2 million cases are diagnosed each year.

Apart from genetic reasons skin cancer usually happens because of excess exposure to ultraviolet rays (UVA and UVB) especially in early ages.  The rays damage the DNA structure in a way that skin cells don’t die leading to excess coagulation of abnormal cells and disease.

Reduction in CD4 T cell (commonly known as the white blood cells) count, which help fights a lot of diseases, also leads to skin cancer. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC), which prevent the immune system from responding by suppressing CD4 T cell. These cells grow at a rapid rate in the cancer related cases leading to inflammation and proliferation of abnormal cells.

Recent experimentation by the prestigious Forbes and German Cancer Research Centre have found of evidences that lead to astonishing results. A seven week trial on genetically modified rats with the Impotence drug, Viagra, lead to observation that T cell count in the body reached back to normal in the subjects treated with Viagra medication allowing them to living much longer indicating loss of malignant cells in the body and strengthening of the body to fight against inflammation by regulation and control of MDS cells.

In the next stages of research, the drug will be observed in humans on a claim by researchers  that skin cancers acts in the same way on humans and rats thus promising a new hope towards effective skin cancer cure in times to come.


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