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Cancers can re-seed themselves
Cancers can re-seed themselves after chemo, surgery or radiation
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer.
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer
Center in New York have published findings in the journal Cell that explain
how tumor cells can re-seed and spread throughout the body after they have
been removed through conventional chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation
treatments. Tiny tumor cells that circulate throughout the body often begin to
send out seeds to the places where the tumor originated, essentially planting
the cancer back into the body.
Joan Massague and her colleagues at the Center are finding that
conventional treatments leave behind malignant cells that relocate to other
areas of the body to avoid being destroyed. Eventually they return as stronger
and more aggressive tumors, having gathered back the worst leftover cells
from the previous cancer. The result is a second cancer that is worse than the
Chemicals present in the immune system also appear to signal tumor cells in
circulation to return to their source. Following conventional treatment, the
immune system actually works against the body by drawing the vagrant
cancer cells back to where they originally seeded, kick starting a relapse.
Medical professionals typically attribute recurrences of cancer following
conventional treatment to a few remaining cells that survived treatment and
remained at the source. However this study illustrates definitively that
lingering cells hide throughout the body and later return to self seed back
where they originally started.
What these findings illustrate is that conventional cancer treatments are not
effective at eradicating cancer from the body. The targeting of a specific area
with surgery, radiation treatment, and chemotherapy cannot successfully
remove the cancer from the body because its cells will find another place to
live temporarily, only to return even stronger the next time.
Biopsies cause cancer to spread
A conventional biopsy is usually recommended as the best way to identify the
presence of cancer, both before and after treatments. Needle biopsies involve
taking tissue samples at various places in order to identify the presence of
cancer cells. Official diagnosis of cancer cannot take place without a biopsy,
resulting in the pressuring of patients to get one if they suspect a tumor.
Many doctors will insist that a person needs a biopsy, but the threat of
spreading cancer far outweighs any perceived benefits. Those who receive
biopsies will most likely experience unnecessary cancer spread and, following
conventional treatment, will probably experience cancer reseeding. Cancer is
known to develop at the puncture sites of biopsies.
Chemotherapy leads to reseeding
Chemotherapy treatments involve targeting cancer cells that are rapidly
dividing and spreading with harsh chemicals designed to kill them. While
treatment may kill the primary tumor, it fails to eradicate the cells that divide
more slowly, resulting in a continued replication of cancer cells following
Many who believe they are in remission following their chemotherapy
treatments later discover that their cancer has returned. Not only do they
undergo the horrors of the treatment which leaves their body and health in
shambles, but they often end up with a more severe version of their original
Conventional therapies are a failure
Conventional medicine is at a loss for how to deal with the problem of
reseeding. Within their paradigm, chemotherapy, radiation, drugs, and surgery
are the only options for treating someone with cancer. Now that these are
proving to be largely ineffective, scientists are searching for yet another new
drug to combat the tendency of cancers to re-seed in order to continue
promoting these accepted forms of cancer treatment. They are even
investigating the possibility of developing vaccines that will allegedly use the
body's immune system to stop vagrant cancer cells.
The problem with drugs, surgery, and radiation is that they will never be able
to systematically rid the body of the problem because they are only capable of
targeting a confined area. These methods are also wrought with negative side
effects so severe that many people end up dying simply from the treatment.
Conventional treatment is also extremely expensive, heavily burdening an
already overwhelmed health care system. It is simply assumed that there are
no alternative methods by which cancer can be treated, let alone prevented.
Many recently published studies have found that pomegranates, mangoes,
and other natural foods contain valuable phytonutrients that effectively
prevent and stop malignant cancer cells while preserving good cells. These
nutrients holistically rid the body of harmful cells, targeting them wherever
they hide in the body and eliminating them.
Conventional medicine would do best to begin focusing heavily on the
compounds found in nature that are designed to deter cancer without inflicting
negative side effects as an alternative to the mainstream methods that are
only making the problem worse. Whether in aloe vera, peach pits, raw
almonds, or the many fruits and vegetables found around the world, anticancer nutrients are everywhere and modern medicine is only beginning to
recognize them. They may not result in the next big blockbuster drug but they
work and they are inexpensive. Perhaps this is the reason they are generally
marginalized and looked down upon by the cancer industry.
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