Recently, a team of researchers made a “completely unexpected” finding while seeking to explain why cancer cells are so resilient inside the body when they are easy to kill in the lab. While conducting their research, the team discovered that chemotherapy actually heavily damages healthy cells and subsequently triggers them to release a protein that sustains and fuels tumor growth. Beyond that, it even makes the tumor highly resistant to future treatment.
This news follows hot on the heels of previous research showing that expensive cancer treatment drugs not only fail to treat tumors, they actually make them much worse.
The Natural Society reports something known as anti-antiogenesis is the primary function behind many such widely used cancer drugs that were analyzed in the study. Researchers examined drugs such as imatanib (a leukemia drug that goes by the brand name Gleevec) and sunitinib (a drug for gastrointestinal tumors — brand name Sutent), finding that these drugs may initially reduce tumor size but afterwards cause tumors to ‘metasize’ aggressively. This means that the tumors come back much stronger and grow much larger than their original size.
Cancer Drugs Lead to ‘Metasized’ Tumors
As a result, patients develop life threatening tumors that oftentimes kill patients more quickly as a result of taking the drug.
When researchers induced anti-angiogenesis in mice, there was an initial 30% decrease in the volume of the tumor over 25 days. Afterwards, however, the tumors that had metastasized to the lungs tripled. Researchers published the findings in the January 17 issue of Cancer Cell, with study authors shocked by the findings.
In the most recent research, reported in the journal Nature Medicine, the scientists found evidence of significant DNA damage when examining the effects of chemotherapy on tissue derived from men with prostate cancer, the writings are a big slap in the face to mainstream medical organizations who have been pushing chemotherapy as the only option to cancer patients for years.
Known as WNT16B, scientists who performed the research say that this protein created from chemo treatment boosts cancer cell survival and is the reason that chemotherapy actually ends lives more quickly. Co-author Peter Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle explains:
WNT16B, when secreted, would interact with nearby tumour cells and cause them to grow, invade, and importantly, resist subsequent therapy.
The team then added:
Our results indicate that damage responses in benign cells… may directly contribute to enhanced tumour growth kinetics.
Meanwhile, dirt cheap substances like turmeric and ginger have consistently been found to effectively shrink tumors and combat the spread of cancer. In a review of 11 studies, it was found that turmeric use reduced brain tumor size by a shocking 81%. Further research has also shown that turmeric is capable of halting cancer cell growth altogether.
This accidental finding reached by scientists further shows the lack of real science behind many ‘old paradigm’ treatments, despite what many health officials would like you to believe. The truth of the matter is that natural alternatives do not even receive nearly as much funding as pharmaceutical drugs and medical interventions because there’s simply no room for profit. If everyone was using turmeric and vitamin D for cancer (better yet cancer prevention), major drug companies would lose out.
Source: Natural Society