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The disease you want to eradicate

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24 Sep 2016 - General
 

Almost all of us (if not all) entered the world of medicine because we all want to save lives. We have some sort of Messianic complex to sacrifice our lives for the sake of others. Have you ever thought or hoped that someday you can find a cure for a certain disease? If there was one disease that I can find a cure for --- I would really like to cure spinal cord injury (Cervical if a certain type is needed). I know that there are more devastating illnesses, but whenever I encounter someone with this condition, I somehow feel helpless as a doctor. Even if I stabilize the spine, most of the time the function won't return even with maximal treatment. The most difficult moment is when you have to tell the patient the prognosis. There's just no way to sugarcoat it.

So what's that one disease that you want to eradicate given the chance?

@Marinelle Castro- Thank you for sharing this article. If given a chance, I would definitely like to eradicate the disease called 'STRESS' from the world. The world is a happy place to live and I believe that stress is a root cause of most of...
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@Marinelle Castro- Thank you for sharing this article. If given a chance, I would definitely like to eradicate the disease called 'STRESS' from the world. The world is a happy place to live and I believe that stress is a root cause of most of...
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Thank you for sharing your insight on this topic. It seems like there are a lot of healthcare providers who want to cure cancer. During the last ten years, there have been a lot of advances in the field of oncology. This led to significant changes in...
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What an interesting topic! Well, I would like to eradicate the pathogenic viruses, haha! Though I know that viruses do play significant roles in the ecosystem and in various medical advancements as well, a lot of deaths and diseases have been brought...
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When my Papa was sick, I just hated all the problems he had, especially kidney disease. We hated creatinine. He always says, "Crea, crea!" Anyway, as a dentist if there is one thing I want to eradicate, it's bone resorption. After tooth...
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I would have to say diabetes. . Diabetes, regardless of sugar control, increases the risk factor for stroke by seven times. 5 years of diabetes is a risk factor for diabetic retinopathy. End-stage chronic kidney disease leading to dialysis is also an...
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The first thing in my head that i would like to eradicate is cancer. But it was already mentioned in the comment. So, if given a chance ( though I am not a doctor) it would be Alzheimers disease or dementia. Alzheimers disease is known to have no cur...
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I would say malignancy or cancer will be the most important medical illness to be completed cure or eradicate. Until now, with the advancement of medical and surgical treatment, the survival of patients with cancer will be prolonged with a better pro...
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I dream of eradicating depression. Depression is among the 10 leading causes of death. Of course I would love to see the whole list of these causes eradicated but I would highlight depression for many reasons. Firstly, Depression is very common to be...
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Well you are right. Out of all the options that were there to choose from, we chose medicine because we wanted to make a difference to the life of someone who is suffering. It is not that there aren't times that I regret the choice I made, but al...
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