Proposed Ban May Affect Cancer Patients Needing Venom For Treatment

By Ariana Lubelli |

Published 01/24 2014 10:32PM

Updated 01/25 2014 12:59PM

According to the Oxford Journal of Cancer Research, rattlesnake vemon can paralyze cancer cells and stop the disease from spreading. These new findings are changing treatments for cancer patients. 

A proposed ban on rattlesnake gassing will decrease the supply of antivenom causing a major impact on the progress of cancer research and treatment. Julie Sawyers, Sweetwater Jaycee, has been battling the fight of Cancer for two years. She believes this break-through in Cancer research can only bring patients a step closer to finding a cure. If rattlesnake gassing is outlawed, it will take away the supply of antivenom that she and other cancer patients need. 

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