Skin cancer treatment with vaccines

In US, skin cancer is the most familiar type of cancer that is affecting in a big way. This disease is regrettably on the rise. Exposure to sun is one of the common causes of skin cancer. This disease is mostly found in those areas of the body that are not exposed to the sun normally. However, if identified and taken care of at its early stage, this cancer is the easiest one to cure.

In case of this disease, the malignant cells are found in the external layer of the skin. Skin cancer is mainly caused due to the excessive exposure of skin to the ultraviolet radiation of the sun, and it is prevalent among the light-colored skin people who spend a huge amount of time in sunlight.

Radiology, surgery and chemotherapy are the various skin cancer treatment remedies that are commonly used. In fact, there are more than 300 types of cancer. Melanoma cancer is the advanced type of skin cancer. This cancer starts growing in the cells that produce the pigment melanin and can be treated with the help of radiation therapy, vaccine therapy, surgery, chemotherapy as well as immunotherapy.

As regards the vaccine therapy, a vaccine named Onco VEX was initially developed to fight against the herpes virus. However, when this vaccine was injected into the concerned individual, it was found that it also attacked the cancerous tumors resulting in skin cancer, a treatment that assisted patients in fully curing from melanoma.

As per the American researchers, the vaccine not only dealt with the cells that were injected but also worked in other parts of the body that were not been able to be reached. To tell it in the other way, the vaccine generated immune reaction that extended all over the body with the help of the flow of the blood stream. Many professional experts are using vaccines for the skin cancer treatment. Some patients are responding very well while others are reacting partly optimistically to the treatment. It is to be seen whether vaccination can turn out to be a full-fledged cure for skin cancer in the future.