Chemotherapy And Radiation Therapy
Chemotherapy (chemo), radiation and surgery are the three approved medical procedures used to treat cancer. Chemo involves the use of anti-metabolites. Anti-metabolites attempt to disrupt cancer cell growth and reproduction and are cell poisoning drugs used to kill cancer cells. Its use is primarily aimed at controlling the growth and reproduction of cancer cells, instead of destroying it.
Radiation treatments for cancer, or radiotherapy, involve the use of radioactivity including ionizing radiation from Gamma-rays, X-Rays or Cobalt-60 as killing agents in therapy. Radiation is aimed at killing the malignant cells and tissues involved in cancer. Radiation can in fact damage cancer cells, but radiation can also cause secondary cancers after the primary cancer has been treated and should be classified as a carcinogen or cancer-causing agent.
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are combined to shrink the size of the cancerous tumor before surgery. In addition to being cancer causing agents or carcinogens, the drugs and radiation are in many instances are free radicals responsible for cancer-causing mutations to the body’s DNA structure.
Cell Survival During Chemotherapy And Radiation
The protein WNT-16 is a protein in the human body encoded by the WNT16 gene. The WNT gene family consists of structurally related genes that encode secreted signaling proteins. Scientists have discovered that healthy cells damaged by chemotherapy secreted more of the protein called WNT16B which boosts cancer cell survival.
Normally the WNT16B’s gene expression is regulated by the body but after chemotherapy and radiation therapy is introduced to cancer patients, DNA damage occurs to normal healthy cells. The WNT16B gene then triggers the activation of the WNT gene expression in tumor cells, promoting tumor cell survival and causing the cancer to progress.
Accelerated Growth After Chemotherapy And Radiation
The rate at which the cancer spreads or grows has been shown to accelerate after or between treatments. Even though chemotherapy and radiation is believed to be the best way ways to kill cancer cells, it also seems to be a contradiction as it can turn healthy cells into malignant tumors.
Researchers at Duke University have observed that the cancerous cells are stronger and more resistant to the conventional treatments, in actual fact, what doesn’t kill cancer cells makes them stronger! Doctors who treat cancer patients say that only half of the patients treated with chemotherapy and radiation actually go into remission or seem to be cured.
In comparison, the other half of the patients treated showed sign of the cancer spreading with accelerated growth. These cancer cells are more aggressive than they were before treatment, says Mark W. Dewhirst, DVM, PhD, professor of radiation oncology at Duke University. “When you give a tumor treatment, whatever cells survive are going to be more resistant to that treatment,” Dewhirst stated.
This is not to say that chemotherapy and radiation does not work! However, it does mean that additional research has to be conducted to investigate new or alternative forms of treatment. It is believed that cancers have mutated and adapted to the extent that it does not require much oxygen to survive or spread. The mutated cells trick the body into helping it survive by creating new blood vessels which cause the cancer to grow. As a result of adaptation the cancerous cells then become more resistant to chemotherapy and radiation.
A Natural Alternative to Chemotherapy And Radiation
If you had a choice between losing your hair and being violently ill as a result of chemotherapy and radiation and using a natural alternative that has significant healing properties, which will you choose? The US government currently does not allow the use of any natural or organic substances for medicinal purposes but ancient cultures have used these natural substances with great success.
One such substance is Curcumin. Curcumin has the potential of preventing or treating Breast Cancer, Colo-rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Skin Cancer and Liver Cancer. It may well be the answer to treating and preventing the spread of this killer disease!
It is 100% safe to use and has no known side effects. Curcumin also has chemo protective, chemo sensitizing, radio protective and radio sensitizing properties. In a nutshell, it will do what chemotherapy and radiation does without causing damage to the healthy cells while protecting it. This means that it will both enhance the positive cancer-killing effects of conventional chemotherapy, while at the same time protect healthy cells which may be susceptible to being harmed by chemotherapy and radiation…
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