Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) – The Good – Superoxide – The Bad – Disease – The Ugly

We can’t live without oxygen. Our cells rely on oxygen as the final acceptor of electrons in respiration, allowing us to extract far more energy from food than would be possible without oxygen. But oxygen is also a dangerous compound. Reactive forms of oxygen, such as superoxide (oxygen with an extra electron), leak from the respiratory enzymes and wreak havoc on the cell. This superoxide can then cause mutations in DNA or attack enzymes that make amino acids and other essential molecules. This is a significant problem: Continue reading

The Statistics of Chemotherapy on Cancer

What are the statistics of chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with one or more cytotoxic anti-neoplastic drugs. An older and broader use of the word chemotherapy encompassed any chemical treatment of disease, inhibiting cells, whether they be cancerous self cells or foreign cells such as bacteria. The general concept of this treatment has been used for 70 years originated by the effects of Mustard gas in World War 1 is now a multi billion dollar industry and the standard of care for cancer treatment. Continue reading

Cancer Risks And Obesity

There is research suggesting the impact obesity has on the development of certain cancers.

According to  Sir Richard Doll and Richard Peto, 35% of cancer deaths in the USA might be linked to diet. This is particularly certain for endometrium and breast cancer.

The Washington School of Medicine, submitted a  document which explains obesity accounts for about 20% of all cancer cases.

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Cancer Immunotherapy Explained

The concept of ‘teaching’ the immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells is in a new era. Anticancer immunotherapy is just beginning with the long term control of cancer cells. This is called Cancer Immunotherapy which uses the bodies own immune system to target and kill cancer cells. Continue reading

The Conventional Approach to Cancer Treatment is Questioned

Scientific proof emerges from the heart of the conventional scientific establishment, not from the fringes of alternative medicine. A book published two years ago called Cancer as a Metabolic Disease, written by Thomas N. Seyfried, PhD. Continue reading