H/t reader Squodgy.
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It is considered the most effective treatment to fight cancer, but chemotherapy can do more harm than good, according to a shocking new study published in Science Translational Medicine.
The extremely aggressive therapy, which kills both cancerous and healthy cells, has been found to increase the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body. When this happens, the disease is called metastatic cancer, which is the most lethal form.
New research conducted at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found that chemotherapy spreads cancer throughout the body, causing a sharp increase in cancer cells circulating throughout the body (including the lungs).
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Chemotherapy could allow cancer to spread, and trigger more aggressive tumours, a new study suggests.
Researchers in the US studied the impact of drugs on patients with breast cancer and found medication increases the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body, where they are almost always lethal.
Around 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Britain every year and 11,000 will die from their illness.
At the age of 10, Deryn Blackwell was diagnosed with leukaemia and two years later developed a rare form of cancer called Langerhans cell sarcoma. After four unsuccessful bone marrow transplants he was given just days to live, but somehow Deryn battled his way back from the brink and has since made a full recovery. Deryn’s mother Callie revealed that she had been giving him medicinal cannabis and credits it with saving Deryn’s life.
Broadcast on 27/03/2017
H/t reader kevin a.
THE mum of a cancer-stricken teenage boy has revealed she gave her son cannabis “to ease his pain” – and has made a miraculous recovery.
Callie Blackwell and her husband Simon, of Norfolk, decided to give her teen son Deryn the Class B drug after he became addicted to the anti-sickness drugs he was being given at hospital.
New research has revealed that cancer isn’t the only thing killing cancer patients. Many times, the treatment itself is what turns out to be the cause of death.
For the first time ever, a team of researchers decided to look at how many cancer patients were dying within the first 30 days of chemotherapy treatment. This particular data would indicate that the medication was most likely the cause of death, rather than the cancer.
“Distilled water proved as effective as chemotherapeutic agents in distilled water and more destructive than chemotherapeutic agents in saline within the 2-hour time limit of the experiment,” the researchers reported.
Can distilled water kill bladder cancer cells? That’s the question doctors at the Department of Urology, University of Bonn, Germany are attempting to answer. The surprising results suggest simple distilled water might just be a bladder cancer cell’s worst nightmare.
Reporting in the October 2006 International Journal of Clinical Practice, the team said that the surgical procedure called transurethral resection is used to remove bladder cancer and followed by instillation of chemotherapeutic agents such as mitomycin; it is considered as standard therapy in recurrent superficial bladder cancer.
A new landmark study found that up to 50 percent of people who receive chemotherapy are killed by the treatment, not cancer itself. For the first time, researchers from Public Health England and Cancer Research U.K. examined the numbers of cancer patients who died within 30 days of starting chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy is an invasive and toxic treatment to kill cancer cells. Unfortunately, chemo doesn’t differentiate between a cancerous or a healthy cell. As a result, it kills all living matter on its way. Furthermore, chemo drugs are known to damage the immune system. This makes cancer patients more vulnerable to infections, which may contribute to the high mortality rates.
Chemo kills within the first 30 days
The study, which was published in The Lancet Oncology medical journal, looked at more than 23,000 women with breast cancer and nearly 10,000 men with lung cancer who underwent chemotherapy in 2014. Of those treated with chemotherapy, 1,383 died within 30 days.
Working for the Gerson Institute, I hear many remarkable stories of people who have used the Therapy to heal themselves. One of these remarkable people is Joyce Forsythe, who just enjoyed another holiday with her family – 7 ½ years after being diagnosed with stage IV mantle cell, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I want share Joyce’s story with you, because it is not only a remarkable testament to the healing power of the Therapy, it also shows how important it is that people know about the therapy before they become ill.
Since it is her story, I will let Joyce tell you about her healing journey, in her own words.
In July of 2005, at the age of 68, I found a mass in my abdomen. PET and CT scans showed my spleen had grown to the size of a football. I had my spleen removed and after a biopsy received a diagnosis of stage IV mantle cell, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. My oncologist at Dana Farber recommended a cocktail of four different chemotherapy drugs. He hoped these drugs would put my cancer into remission for a couple of years.
I had learned about Dr. Max Gerson’s therapy 30 years earlier when we lived outside of New York City near his medical practice. As a long-time subscriber to the Gerson newsletter, I had always planned to start the Gerson Therapy if I got cancer. So, I turned down the chemotherapy and told my oncologist that I would do Gerson’s holistic cancer Therapy instead. He reminded me that my cancer was stage IV. Nutrition wouldn’t hurt, but it wouldn’t help. I had read Dr. Gerson’s book and the many patient cases in the newsletters over the years. The oncologist’s warnings were no deterrent for me.
Well, what doesn’t put chemo to shame, if …
A traditional food plant that has been used for thousands of years to improve health and well-being, is finally being validated by science. The results? It may be far superior to a chemotherapy agent with deadly side effects and dubious efficacy.
Increasingly, an awareness of the power of commonly used traditional plants to prevent and even treat cancer is coming to the forefront. In fact, GreenMedInfo.com now houses one of the largest open access databases on the topic, with over 3,000 studies on the value of over 650 natural substances as chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic agents. You can take a look here.
Cassandra Callender, of Windsor Locks, Conn., was diagnosed with stage 3 or 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma when she was 17 years old. Shortly after the diagnosis in September 2014, she refused chemotherapy, and decided to look into alternative treatments to protect her body from long-term effects such as organ damage and infertility.
However, the state of Connecticut forced her into getting treatment against her own and her mother’s will. Her doctors said she would likely die without chemotherapy, and reported her case as child abuse to the Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families (DCF), who took her case to the state Superior Court.
You’ve been taught all sorts of lies about cancer by the “cancer profiteers” — the institutions, cancer doctors, oncology centers and chemotherapy drug makers who profit from cancer.
In order to keep their profits flowing, they have to keep you in the dark about cancer truths: How it originates, how it can be prevented and how it can even be reversed!
On Darren Miller’s 50th birthday, he received the devastating news of a lung and pericardial heart sac cancer diagnosis in which he was given about one year to live – and that was with chemotherapy. However, the Illinois resident was having nothing to do with death sentences. Instead, he and his wife moved to California where he was able to use cannabis oil. While there, he even learn how to make it himself.(1)
The results just seven months later?
He’s now cancer-free, and the chemo-related blisters on his hands and feet are a thing of the past. Miller even has the medical records to support this clean bill of health.
Originally derived from the deadly mustard gas that was used as chemical warfare in World War I, the oldest and most common type of chemotherapy used today are called alkylating agents, and most “groups” of chemotherapy fall under this umbrella term. Cancer is the mutation, uncontrolled growth and errant replication of cells that are exposed to an overload of chemicals, synthetics, heavy metal toxins and other carcinogens. Conventional medicine defines chemotherapy as a broad array of “chemotherapeutic” (CTX) drugs that impair cell division (mitosis) and target the “fast-dividing” cells, but chemotherapy alkylating agents are composed of nitrogen mustards and tetrazines, chemicals that lead to other cancers in the human body, so while “chemo” tries to stave off cell division, it promotes new cell division in other parts of the body, and impairs immunity by destroying healthy gut flora and the endocrine system. The “vinca” family of anti-microbial, plant-derived chemotherapy agents induce what is termed “cell cycle arrest” –which is more simply understood to be programmed cell death (aka apoptosis).
Most types of chemotherapy are delivered intravenously, although oral agents are widely used, including busulfan (another nitrogen agent and mustard gas derivative). Intravenous methods include vascular access devices such as catheters and implantable ports. Depending on the stage of the cancer and the type of chemo, some patients go from outpatient to inpatient therapy, and the risk of infection varies. Some isolated chemotherapies are actually infused directly into the liver or the lungs in an attempt to address tumor sites without “causing overwhelming systemic damage.” There are also topical therapies used to try to treat skin cancer (non-melanoma type). (2)
Chemotherapy-related toxicities can occur within hours after administration
If you are an American, there is a 1 in 3 chance that you will get cancer during your lifetime. If you are a man, the odds are closer to 1 in 2. And almost everyone in America either knows someone who currently has cancer or who has already died from cancer. But it wasn’t always this way. Back in the 1940s, only one out of every sixteen Americans would develop cancer. Something has happened that has caused the cancer rate in this nation to absolutely explode, and it is being projected that cancer will soon surpass heart disease and become the leading cause of death in the United States. Overall, the World Health Organization says that approximately 14 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed around the globe each year, and the number of new cases is expected to increase by about 70 percent over the next 2 decades. There are very few words in the English language that cause more fear than the word “cancer”, but despite billions spent on research and all of the technological progress we have made over the years this plague just continues to spiral wildly out of control. Why is that?