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The Top Medical Breakthroughs To Watch Out For In 2014


Three-dimensional body parts and bionic eyes might sound like something out of a futuristic comic book. However, the following nine health breakthroughs are among the most incredible medical advances to watch out for in 2014!

1. Cancer Immunotherapy

Cancer is getting a serious kick in the britches this year starting with a treatment called cancer immunotherapy, a new form of cancer care that uses drugs to power the body’s immune system up so it can attack and destroy tumors. This treatment zeros in on empowering the immune system—instead of zapping the tumor with chemotherapy or radiation treatments. With cancer immunotherapy, the body should eradicate any cancer cells as a natural bodily response.

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