It’s another scheduled procedure that you have been dreading since the last time your shadow landed on the hospital doorstep. The procedure itself is simple enough, they insert an IV and the chemicals slowly flow into your bloodstream with a fiery presence that ensures that they are working, almost too well. It is mainly the effects after the appointment where the real struggle begins. It starts with appetite loss, nausea, fatigue, hair loss and photo-sensitivity all hubs around a constant writhing pain throughout your whole body. This is the one of the most common treatments for cancer known as chemotherapy and it has some people saying that it worse than the cancer that it treats.
Dr. Clay Siegall has made it his life’s goal to discover more targeting methods to treating cancer that do not result to such dramatic side effects. With his education in a B.S. of zoology from the University of Maryland and a PhD in genetics from George Washington University, he is utilizing all that he knows to bring to fruition the future of improved cancer treatments that also lowers the mortality rate of the cancer as well. He has been the founder and CEO of Seattle Genetics since 1998 and has quickly risen to the front-line of the industry to promote better drugs through companies such as Bayer, Pfizer, Genentech and etc. With his endeavors the methods of chemotherapy shall be rendered obsolete and will just become a page in the history books.
His inspiration to searching for this more direct approach came from observing the prevalent methods and just how extreme they seemed to be with hardly any real beneficial results, especially in the cases of radical surgery and amputation.
His endeavor has not been without its hardships, it took nearly ten years for the company to actually become profitable and there was a financial crisis in 1999 and 2000 where it was rather uncertain whether the business would survive another fiscal year. They say that you must look at danger in the face and embrace death to actually be able to fight for