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

Effects Of Meditation On Cancer

Biomedical research has provided undeniable evidence of the interconnectedness of the mind and body. And there is a widespread belief among psychologists, and many others, that cancer is caused, at least in part, by abnormal or unbalanced mental processes. While there are many things that can evidently lower your risk of cancer, one of the most accessible, least invasive and beneficial ways is meditation; and the best part is that it’s free! Continue reading

Your Mind Creates Power

Despite all the research, when it comes to understanding the brain, the reality is that we are still just scratching at the surface. What we do know is that the brain is far more powerful that we ever imagined. We don’t know just how the psyche can affect health, and not everyone in the scientific community even agrees on the idea that there is a direct relationship between your mental and physical health. I argue that there is, and I’m not the first to think this, Freud argued that bodily symptoms may result from chronic or unresolved emotional conflicts, a process which he termed conversion hysteria. With the help of growing fields like neurobiology, neuroscience and neuroendocrinology our understanding of the interactions between brain function, psychological systems and molecular mechanisms is expanding. Continue reading

Binaural Beats – The Power Of Sound

More and more doctors, researchers and scientists are looking into the field of sound therapy especially bioresonance therapy and the use of binaural beats. To really understand binaural beats and bioresonance therapy, we first need to discuss the healing power of sound. Although the creation of binaural beats has only been possible through advancements in technology in the last few decades or so, the use of this natural science dates back thousands of years. Ancient cultures were aware of how the brain could be entrained through sound repetition well before modern science was able to prove the process. This phenomena didn’t have a fancy name like binaural beats and bioresonance therapy, but what was known was that consistent, rhythmic sound had extremely powerful healing and spiritual benefits. For example: through the use of repetitive drumming and chanting, Tibetan monks, Native American shamans, Hindu healers and master Yogis have been able to induce specific brainwave states for transcending consciousness, healing, concentration and spiritual growth. Continue reading

Chemotherapy Induced Malignancy And Future Solutions

Chemotherapy and radiation is an integral part of cancer treatment, more than half of all cancer patients will undergo one or both therapies. With significant advances made in the field of chemo and radiation the amount of long-term cancer survivors has dramatically increased over the years, however, there is a growing concern about the chance of developing a secondary malignancy. Secondary malignancy means a cancer that develops entirely separately from the primary cancer, as a result of chemotherapy and or radiation. It may take months or years to develop but is directly caused by the carcinogenic factors of chemotherapy and radiation. It is estimated that roughly 10% of cancer survivors will develop a secondary cancer related to the treatment of their primary cancer. Continue reading

Systemic Anti-Tumor Effects – The Abscopal Effect

The abscopal effect refers to the ability of localized radiation treatment of a tumor to have systemic anti-tumor effects. In the past this has been rare and deemed almost a magical form of recovery. However, with continued developments in cancer research and immunotherapy strategies, this miraculous form of recovery is becoming more of a realistic possibility for cancer patients. How does this work exactly? Formerly, radiation therapy has been used as a localized treatment focused on controlling and killing cancer tumor cells by direct damage while minimizing healthy tissue damage. But as doctors are discovering, radiation therapy can elicit systemic tumor effects by acting as an immunomodulator to the tumor microenvironment. Continue reading

Hyperbaric Oxygen In Cancer Treatment

It has been long known in the medical field that that proper healing of the body and resistance to infection cannot occur without oxygen. Oxygen is believed to be required for all the major processes involved in wound healing, including resistance to infection, activation of fibroblasts, collagen deposition, angiogenesis, and epithelization. Under normal circumstances, oxygen is carried through the body by red blood cells only, this is sufficient for a healthy person to have all the oxygen required to maintain normal functioning. But what about when someone is sick and how does this play a role in cancer treatment? Continue reading

The Evolution Of Cancer Cells – Why Cancer Is So Hard To Kill?

The current standard of care for cancer is a very general “one-size-fits-all” therapy and the more we learn about cancer the more we realize that all cancers are different and the treatment is becoming less and less realistic. The problem with chemotherapy is that it has no way to directly target cancer cells. Chemotherapy acts by killing any cell that is in the process of dividing. Ideally, because cancer cells divide much more rapidly than normal cells, they are targeted more. However, the more we learn about the adaptability of cancer cells that enable them to evade certain therapies, combined with the fact that there are several systems of healthy cells that are also constantly dividing, we are forced to rethink the future of cancer therapies. For example, hair cells, skin cells, intestine cells and bone marrow cells are all normal healthy cells that are constantly dividing and therefore suffer from chemotherapy. In the bone marrow is where new blood cells are constantly being made (about 500 billion cells per day), this includes red and white blood cells. Continue reading

What Happens to Dead Cancer Cells In the Human Body

When a Cancer cell is killed or dies an immune response occurs. This means many things are happening that are involved with the immune system. One of the bodies many partners in the immune system is the macrophage cell. A macrophage cell can literally detect dead cells through smell, much like a scavenger bird detects dead animals. Whenever dead cells reach the part of the bloodstream patrolled by Continue reading