Can Viagra kill cancer cells?

Can Viagra kill cancer cells?

Can Viagra kill cancer cells?
Can Viagra kill cancer cells?


A new study concluded that Viagra pills can help kill cancer cells, and not only that, but that it can make chemotherapy for malignant disease more effective.

The study, published in the scientific journal Cell Report Medicine, said that there is a substance in Viagra that works to reduce cancer cells in the esophagus, and the chemical is phosphodiesterase type V.

This means that Viagra pills, which are used to treat erectile dysfunction in dozens of men, have another mission, which is to save humans from the malignant disease.

The scientists said the blue pills could make chemotherapy more effective in fighting esophageal cancer in those whose bodies are resistant to this treatment.

Scientists have hopes that these pills will help kill other types of cancer.

Official figures show that there are about 7,900 deaths from esophageal cancer in Britain, an average of 22 deaths per day.

Those who develop cancer have a 20 percent chance of living 5 years after getting cancer.

Esophageal cancer affects the food passage between the mouth and the stomach.

The problem with this cancer is that its currently available treatment is weaker in terms of results compared to treatments for other cancers, partly because the cells of this cancer are resistant to chemotherapy, according to the study's lead author, Tim Underwood.

Underwood pointed out that the figures show that 80 percent of patients do not respond to chemotherapy, as previous studies have shown.

He said that access to a safe drug that doctors prescribe to patients would be a major step forward in treating this difficult-to-treat disease.

And the substance "PDE5" in Viagra changes the structure of the tumor-protecting cells, so that they become flexible, and this means that they will no longer be able to help the tumor grow.

In an experiment on mice, scientists found that this substance, which acts as an inhibitor in cancer cells, made chemotherapy 75 percent effective in each case.

The percentage is up to 20% in people with esophageal cancer.

Scientists say these results are still in its early stages, and they hope to begin human trials soon.


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