Cancer is a life threatening disease which has affected globally the health of the living beings, most of the forms of cancer have reached their altitude of mortality and hence some more advanced therapies are recommended for their proper irradication. Increased population, pollution, insufficient intake of dietary supplement, functional food and neutraceuticals can cause oxidative stress and hence generation of free radicals led to cancer. Several other factors as smoking, chewing tobacco, gutka, prolong treatment of synthetic drugs, contact with certain chemicals and habit of nicotine like drugs also contribute to cancer. Increased population of cancer can affect economical, clinical and social burden. Pipeline drugs are also in their approval stage showed a distinct ray of hope in the surveillance of the patients. Surgery is considered for advanced cases but peoples have leaned towards the Ayurveda because the science of Ayurveda has added a step to curative aspects to cancer. Practice of Yoga may improve quality-of-life measures in cancer patients. The positive effects of Yoga and Ayurveda can be soothing to survivors as well and help them to deal with post-cancer distress. Targeted drug delivery has made it possible to treat deep seated tumors in a consistent manner with least amount of side effects.
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Kumbhar Swapnil, Salunkhe Vijay , Magdum Chandrakant. Targeted Drug Delivery: A Backbone for Cancer Therapy. Asian J. Pharm. Res. 3(1): Jan.-Mar. 2013; Page 40-46.