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Heartbreaking Ups And Downs Of Cancer Treatment
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Heartbreaking Ups And Downs Of Cancer Treatment

A couple of days ago, The New York Times printed a medical research article entitled, 'The Heart-breaking Ups and Downs of New Cancer Therapy.

The title pulled me in. The concept of the new therapy intrigued me.

As a health-care professional myself, I want to know what the newest research is.

Here is the concept of this new 'promising' therapy:

First, you must be a cancer patient. Scientists will remove a few cells from your body. A group of geneticists will genetically sequence your healthy cells and also sequence your cancerous cells. The geneticists will see where the sequence goes wrong and will guide the physician to find the perfect drug or chemo agent to kill this mutation.

As first blush, this seems like a great idea. Identify the EXACT mutation and find the PERFECT drug to kill this mutation.

The cancer patient chronicled by The New York Times suffered with T-Cell lymphoma. Her traditional treatment protocol (chemotherapy) had not killed or slowed down the cancer.

Her son, a physician, told her about a new promising therapy using 'whole genome sequencing'. He explained to her that through studying her healthy and cancerous cells, they should be able to determine where the exact mutation was occuring and create a chemo protocol specific to her exact cancer. She opted to try this new therapy.

In July 2011 her sequencing was complete. Her son determined that her specific mutation would respond well to a chemotherapy treatment for melanoma. On July 28, 2011, she started her treatment with this new, promising chemo protocol.

As I read this article, the first thing that popped into my head was the book Flowers For Algernon. There was also a movie, Charly, made from this book. For those of you who know the story, you know how this will turn out. For those of you who have not read the book, or seen the movie, check it out.

Another thought was, why would scientists/geneticists think that just because they isolated the mutated gene, their chemo agents would work on this mutated gene?

As we all know, cancer cells are normal cells that decided to turn BAD and mutate. Why would we think that they would play by the rules, and NOT mutate, while giving this chemo cocktail? Of course they are going to mutate! They are cancer cells. That's what they do! It seems to me that their premise is flawed. Fatally flawed.

The patient in the New York Times article 'seemed' to get better for a short window of time. Unfortunately, she went down hill very, very fast. The geneticists re-sequenced her cells and discovered that a 'kidney' drug would kill this current mutation. She started taking the new kidney drug.

She never rallied. She never got better. She passed away on November 30, 2011. 4 months after she started this 'promising new therapy' she was dead.

The geneticists who sequenced her genes donated their time. The medical staff providing chemo services donated their time. The chemo drugs, however, were not donated. The chemo bill for the 4 months was $49,000. And she still died!

In the 1930's, there was a medical doctor, Dr Max Gerson, who treated all of his patients with nutritional protocols. His premise was that if cells mutated, we should rebalance the body back to homeostatis. When the body is in balance, the cells, in most cases, won't mutate. And, those that do will not replicate. Dr Gerson's daughter, Charlotte, now in her 80's, is keeping her father's work alive. She made a statement that shook me to my core. Her statement was, 'you can't poison a body and expect it to heal'.

BEFORE you, or a loved one, gets cancer, I hope you will watch a few documentaries:

  • Dying To Have Known
  • The Gerson Miracle
  • Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

I know that this article is LONG, but, please know that it is possible to get healthy and stay healthy. The first step is to ask lots of questions. New thinking is needed to get us out of our current health-care crisis.

Thank you.


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  about 7 years ago

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  about 7 years ago
Amy4  

I read the whole article, it wasn't long at all Doc! Getting the body back to homeostasis just makes sense. That requires the mind, body and spirit connection. I've been reading some of Alice Miller's books about illness/mental illness and how childhood experiences and abuse impact your entire life. When you can get to the core of your inner pain, you can begin to heal your body. Many physical manifestations of disease are often the cause of repressed anger and shame. It just makes sense! Although I disagree with her on blaming a Christan viewpoint (it is those who abuse the words of God and use their own interpretations for mailce, that is not what God intended, and real Christians do not follow the bible this way) for many childhood abuses, fundamentally she makes alot of sense! Thank you for this article, and looking forward to more.

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  about 7 years ago

This is such a close topic to me having watched my mother die from lung cancer. I know sometimes it takes many failures to create one success. I agree the natural way is always the best.

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  about 7 years ago

What does article length have to do with the expounding of pertinent information? Its not long in any case... great article, and how I agree with you, cure cancer the natural way by keeping the body in a healthy balance and cancer will be beaten.. it is far more important to concentrate on diet exercise and body balance than chemo enrichment of a pharmy company... and I can talk with a certain amount of experience with Linda's cancer... her last two three monthly check ups have shown a remission second to none, why because we are concentrating on keeping away from cancer aiding foods and drugs and rather watching body pH and good foods and herbs etc... Keep them coming Dr Becky ....

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  about 7 years ago

Rob, so glad to hear the Linda is healing so well. You guys are on the right track, no doubt about it. Three spices that do a great job of stopping cancer in its tracks: cinnamon, ginger and turmeric. You can steep all of these for a nice spiced tea.

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  about 7 years ago

I will certainly tell her to try it out. ....

  
  about 7 years ago
Joan S  

I agree with you a thousand percent. They're barking up the wrong tree. Another good movie to watch is "Healing Cancer From Inside Out" and read the books "World Without Cancer" by G Edward Griffen, and "The Cancer Industry" by Dr. Ralph Moss. Thank you Dr Becky for the heads up.

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  about 7 years ago

Thank you, so much, Joan....I will certainly watch Healing Cancer From Inside Out and read World Without Cancer and The Cancer Industry. I really appreciate your input. I feel some article coming on!

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  about 7 years ago

Wow! what a great article! So much really good information in this one. Thanks Becky.

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  about 7 years ago

You are welcome, Lacey. Thank you for reading.

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  about 7 years ago

Really a good post.Thanks!

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks, D V, I feel compelled to talk about medical injustices. Thank you for reading.

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  about 7 years ago

What a great article! It was not long, don't worry! Thanks for sharing this

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  about 7 years ago

Thank you, Maria. I'll keep shining the light on science that seems flawed. We can't be lemmings. It's our health that's at risk.

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  about 7 years ago

Good article. New thinking is needed for sure!

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  about 7 years ago

New thinking, with a good, old-fashioned dose of common sense. Thanks for reading, Cynthia. How's your fast coming along? Are twigs starting to look good?

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  about 7 years ago
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