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

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

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

New Drug On The Horizon, Giving Hope To Many

It has been well established that chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer can induce toxic side effects to the body. This is an unfortunately common consequence of these therapies due to their effects on healthy cells. One type of toxic side effect induced by chemotherapy and/or radiation is mucositis. Mucositis is the painful inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membranes. Mucous membranes are found in the digestive, respiratory and urogenital tracts including the mouth, nose, eyelids, trachea, lungs, stomach, intestines, ureters, urethra and bladder. These mucous membranes are made up of very sensitive epithelial tissue and are more susceptible to the damage caused by radiation or chemotherapy.  It has been reported that for most cancer treatments, anywhere from 5% to 15% of patients will develop mucositis. When treated specifically with 5-fluorouracil the chances of a patient developing mucositis increases to 40%. Also, due to the high doses of chemotherapy or radiation in preparation for a bone marrow transplant, it is estimated that around 75% to 80% of these patients will develop mucositis. 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

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

The Future of Cancer Treatments A New Paradigm

For more than a century, cancers have been classified by the organ or tissue where they begin – the breast, lungs, bone marrow, digestive system, and so on – and therapies have been geared to those specific areas. Fortunately, as we’ve learned more about the basic biological processes at work in cancer, a new perspective has emerged. Continue reading