What We Do Not Understand About Cancer

In 1761, Giovanni Morgagni of Padua was the first to do something that is now routine; he did autopsies to relate the patient’s illness to pathological findings after death. This research laid the foundation for scientific oncology, the study of cancer. A century later, the development of anesthesia allowed surgery to flourish, and classic cancer operations such as the radical mastectomy were developed.

By the middle of the 20th century, researchers found most of the things that caused cancer (carcinogens) cause genetic damage (mutations) that looked a lot like the mutations Continue reading

Cationic Zinc: What Is It?

Numerous zinc supplementation trials have shown that a wide range of health benefits can be realized by increasing the intake of zinc where diets are inadequate in this micronutrient. Zinc is a mineral once absorbed in the small intestine by a carrier-mediated mechanism. Once it has been absorbed it becomes Cationic Zinc in the fluids of the body. 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.

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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 body’s own immune system to target and kills these disease-carrying cells. Continue reading