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Daniel Weber with the International Consortium of Chinese Medicine and Cancer at the National Cancer Institute (NIH) in Bethesda Nov. 3 2014

Daniel Weber with the International Consortium of Chinese Medicine and Cancer at the National Cancer Institute (NIH) in Bethesda Nov. 3 2014


Cancer Cells are the Terrorists of the Body

 

Cancer is a disease of the cell, a cell that is out of control, but it not only the single-cell but also the community of cells that creates tumours. Cells are like people; they are born with a purpose but in the beginning they all are pretty much the same. Read More

Disease Origins

 

Traditionally disease is divided into two categories; Exogenous or externally caused and endogenous or internally caused. For most of human history, externally caused diseases were the primary cause of death and debilitation. Bacteria, virus, poisons and parasites were the factors killing people at an early age. Read More

 

The Cancer Cure

 

Conventional Tumour Reduction Therapies (CTRT); Chemo, Radiotherapy and Surgery have not reduced cancer mortality over the last 30 years and in fact age-adjusted figures indicate a 6% increase.Read More

 

Many Causes, Many Solutions

 

There is no single cause for cancer although ageing seems universal if one assumes the DNA mutation theory of cancer. But other researchers suggest improper development of stem cells [6], while still others suggest a breakdown of the immune system. Read More

 

Cancer Cells are the Terrorists of the Body
Cancer is a disease of the cell, a cell that is out of control, but it not only the single-cell but also the community of cells that creates tumours. Cells are like people; they are born with a purpose but in the beginning they all are pretty much the same. They mature and take on the characteristics of their function and then they age and die. When things go wrong, the body like society has a mechanism to bring things back into harmony. The body, like society runs on rules and tolerates only very small infractions. These small infractions are met with a process called sickness or immune response. When the body, like society is overwhelmed because of poisons, stress, poor nutrition and a toxic environment the order breaks down and criminal cells become immune to the rules and run wild. This is cancer. When they go very wrong they go wrong in a number of clearly understood ways; they become unstable, they inhibit proper and orderly behaviour and they loose control of their internal communication process. If this all sounds a bit like human criminal behaviour you're not wrong. Next these rogue cells cut themselves off from their community and isolate them-selves, they rapidly reproduce and create their own blood supply and then they invade surrounding tissues (healthy cells). Lastly they create 'camouflage' and evade the police (immune system).

Also, it is important to understand that these cells don't act alone but are created in a toxic body environment that allows them to flourish.
This analogy indicates that cells and society have a great deal in common. In a healthy culture citizens behave themselves, co-operate with each other and do their jobs in an orderly fashion. We are born, mature and die all within the laws and codes of the society. When we break the rules we are punished. Likewise every cell has a function and must obey the laws of biology. When they fail at that function, they are punished. The surrounding cells kill cells that go rogue or they are told to commit suicide, this is called apoptosis. It keeps the body healthy and functioning.

 

Disease Origins
Traditionally disease is traditionally divided into two categories; Exogenous or externally caused and endogenous or internally caused. For most of human history, externally caused diseases were the primary cause of death and debilitation. Bacteria, virus, poisons and parasites were the factors killing people at an early age. With increases in public health, sanitation and modern medicine these factors are in decline. What arises today with our longer life expectancy are diseases of endogenous origin, the breakdown of organs and systems due to internal causes. When we look at internal disease patterns we can roughly see two distinct conditions. One we can call degeneration, which is due to deficiency or what commonly occurs as we age; the immune, nervous and organ systems weaken and collapse. The other is called chronic systemic inflammatory diseases (CSID). CSID are often seen as autoimmune diseases but are also present in a diverse range of conditions such as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), arterial plaque as seen in cardiovascular disease (CVD) , measured by C-Reactive Protein and even in insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. The two states are of course related. cancer arises from the relationship of these two internal disease states; the breakdown of systems integrity and the arising of chronic inflammation.

The Cancer Cure
· Conventional Tumour Reduction Therapies (CTRT); Chemo, Radiotherapy and Surgery have not reduced cancer mortality over the last 30 years and in fact age-adjusted figures indicate a 6% increase. Heart disease has had a 240% decrease and cerebrovascular a 317% decrease since 1950. Also, a reduction in smoking and early diagnosis has not altered cancer mortality rates. [1]
There are indications of a reduction in breast cancer since 2002, however many researchers speculate this is the result of the lesser use of HRT in older women and a subsequent drop in breast examinations in that group. Recently, in the US George Bush declared a 1% drop in cancer incidence reports but many outside the National Cancer Institute suggest a under reporting by the Veterans Administration in some 28 States may have affected the results.
Figures in Australia from 'the Cancer Council'

  • An estimated 106,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in Australia each year.
  • 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.
  • Cancer is the leading cause of death in Australia - more than 39,000 people are estimated to die from cancer each year.
  • More than 60% of cancer patients will survive more than five years after diagnosis.
  • The survival rate for many common cancers has increased by more than 30 per cent in the past two decades.
  • The most common cancers in Australia (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) are prostate, colorectal (bowel), breast, melanoma and lung cancer.
  • About 374,000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer (the most frequently occurring cancer in Australia, but the least life-threatening) are also diagnosed each year.
  • Cancer costs $2.7 billion in direct health system costs (5.7%).
  • $215 million was spent on cancer research in 2000-01, 18% of all health research expenditure in Australia.

How does cancer in Australia compared with other countries?

  • Cancer incidence in Australia is higher than for the United Kingdom and Canada, but lower than the United States and New Zealand. However, Australia's mortality rates are lower than all four of these countries.
  • The incidence of melanoma in Australia and is around four times higher than in Canada, the UK and the US. However, mortality rates for melanoma in Australia are quite low compared to other countries.
  • Australia's mortality rate for lung cancer is significantly lower than the US. For men, our death rate is 32% lower than the US and for women 48% lower.
  • Incidence of colorectal cancer in Australia is higher than the US, Canada and the UK. Australia's mortality rates for colorectal cancer are also high by world standards and are above those of Canada, the US and the UK. (They likely result of the increased intake of red meat and its methods of preparation)

· Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT) on CTRT was reported in 1.6% of all surgery articles, 3% on radiotherapy and 4.6% on chemotherapy. Overall controlled survival rate studies were not measured in nearly 97% of all articles listed in PubMed between 1996 and 2001 [1].

· In 2002 91% of cancer patients in the USA use TM-CAM measures [1]. In another survey up to 64% of patients surveyed used TM-CAM [2]

1. Complementary Oncology. Beuth, Josef and Moss, Ralph. Thieme 2002, 2006
2. cancer. Volume 83, Issue 4, Pages 777 - 782

Is there a cure for cancer? It would seem many researchers, both in conventional medicine and complimentary medicine are working for such a solution but at this time no complete cure exists for solid tumours – though this doesn’t mean there aren’t useful approaches to cancer treatment. This also does not mean many patient aren’t in complete remission after the 5 years suggested as cure. What I suggest is there is no universal cancer cure that works all the time for everyone.
Five years ago, and even 2 years ago mainstream oncologists were dismissive of TM-CAM, however since that time an increasing number are incorporating TM-CAM compounds into conventional medical treatments. As stated above, up to 91% of cancer sufferers in the US use TM-CAM. Anecdotal, clinical information as well as published research suggests TM-CAM therapies increase quality of life [3,4], enhance conventional treatments [5] and are becoming part of the mainstream protocol.

Many Causes, Many Solutions
There is no single cause for cancer although ageing seems universal if one assumes the DNA mutation theory of cancer. But other researchers suggest improper development of stem cells [6], while still others suggest a breakdown of the immune system. There are many legitimate theories. The research continues and we at CANCER DIALOGUES will bring as much to you as we are able to publish. In the future we will be publishing a fully searchable CD with the latest published and referenced research material on CAM compounds.

3. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2000 May;27(4):623-30.
4. Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol 19, Issue 9 (May), 2001: 2439-2448. Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol 18, Issue 13 (July), 2000: 2505-2514
5. Mol cancer Ther. 2003;2:855-862 
6. Nature. 21 September 2007; | doi:10.1038/news070917-11