Can chemotherapy harm healthy cells? Say ”huh
”? You don’t need a degree to realize that. Poison kills without discrimination – it always has and it always will.
Though it harms healthy cells, chemotherapy also triggers them to secrete a protein that sustains tumor growth and resistance tofurther treatment. Researchers from the United States have made a ”completely unexpected
” discovery while trying toexplain why cancer cells are so resistant to treatment inside the human body, while they are so easy to kill in the laboratory.
Only through the forces that have carefully conspired to divert the significant progress of cancer research and treatment has chemotherapy succeeded in becoming the preferred and recommended method to fight this deadlydisease. Just think of it, what reality do we live in? Is it one in which cuts, poisons and burns are the only acceptable way to treat cancer?
No chemotherapy drug has ever succeeded in healing or actually resolving the underlying causes of cancer. Even if conventional medicine considers them ”successful
”, chemo treatments only deal with the symptoms, with the risk of affecting other precious physiological functions of the patients, which will subsequently cause side effects. There are no medicines without side effects.
Researchers have tested the effects of a type of chemotherapy on tissue collected from men with prostate cancer and found evidence of DNA damage in healthy cells, after treatment. Chemotherapy works by inhibiting reproduction of fast dividing cells, such as those found in tumors.
They found that healthy cells damaged by chemotherapysecreted more of a protein called WNT16B, which boosts cancer cell survival. ”The increase in WNT16B wascompletelyunexpected” saidco-author Peter Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The protein was taken up by tumor cells neighbouring the damaged cells.
"WNT16B, when secreted, would interact with nearby tumor cells and cause them togrow, invade and most importantly, resist subsequent therapy
", Nelson added.
In cancer treatment, tumors often respond well initially, followed by re-growth and then resistance to further chemotherapy. Rates of tumor cell reproduction have been shown to accelerate between treatments.
"Our results indicate that damage responses in benign cells... may directly contribute to enhanced tumor growth kinetics
",wrote the team.
The researchers said they confirmed their findings with breast and ovarian cancer tumors.
Patients with incurable cancers are promised greater access to the latest drugs which could offer them extra months or years of life. However, many doctors have been urged to be more cautious in offering cancer treatment to terminally ill patients as chemotherapy can often do more harm than good, advice supported by Nelson’s study.
The National Confidential Enquiry into Patients Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) from the United States found that more than four in ten patients who received chemotherapy towards the end of life suffered potentially fatal effects from the drugs, and treatment was “inappropriate
” in nearly a fifth of cases.
More than half of all cancer patients suffer significant treatment-related toxicity. Treatment can also result in life-threatening infections or patients may simply die of their cancer.
When asked about how to improve a patient's response and outcome, Nelson replied "alternatively, it may be possible to use smaller, less toxic doses of therapy.
The bottom line is that chemotherapy destroys virtually all cells and systems before getting tothe actual cancer. This means your central nervous system, organ systems and your immune system (to name just a few) are all compromised even years after the treatment has subsided. Forget about cancer killing you because chemotherapy will do a much better job in the long term.
Chemotherapy causes healthy braincells to die off long after treatment has ended and may be one of the underlying biological causes of the cognitive side effects - or "chemobrain
" – that many cancer patients experience.
Conventional cancer treatment is a massive and expensive fraud - a non-treatment that sickens and kills more people than it ever "cures." It can never cure anything because it poisonsthe body which only causes more disease in the future.
The question (of whether or not chemotherapy really extends life) can probably no longer be answered. In clinical studies the manufacturers always compare their new drugs with older cellular poisons. There are no control groups that are given no treatment at all. In order to be allowed onto the market, it suffices to achieve a "statistically significant
" advantage in one smallgroup of hand-picked test subjects vs. those treated with some already approved cellular poison.
Article written by Marco Torres, research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.