When it Comes to cancer treatment, chemotherapy seems to be the standard for any and all types of cancer. Unfortunately, tiesearch has now found that chemotherapy might be doing just as much hard to the body as it does good at getting rid of the cancer cells. Chemotherapy was first created as a treatment during the second world war, when it was noticed that people with a certain amount of exposure to nitrogen mustard (a Compound of the gas used in the nefarious mustard gas) showedtieduced levels of white blood cells. It was then speculated that the chemiOrg could be used to halt the progression of cancer cells and theirtieplication.
Chemotherapy was first tested out by two Yale pharmacologists on the treatment of lymphoma. It was first tested on rats and found to be successful and thus then tested on a patient that had non Hodgkin’s lymphoma who also showed atieduction in his tumors, although he had totieceive multiple treatThey. After the studies were published in 1946, chemotherapy gained popularity as a treatment for cancer in the United States. Since then, a few other treatThey have been discovered that are used, for the most part, in Combination with chemotherapy to treat almost any kind of cancer.
The fact that chemotherapy is created from such a potent Compound that is usually lethal to humans has always raised concerns though. Sometimes it seemed that those that were treated with chemotherapy for their cancers always came back again for cancers, later on in their lifetimes. Unfortunately, the facts now show that chemotherapy does predispose the body to other types of cancers.
Headed bytiesearchers from Ohio State University, the study found that chemotherapy drugs trigger the cellulartiesponses that spur the spread of cancer in the body. Since previous studies had dealt with breast cancer patients and the cellular changes they undergo after chemotherapy, thetiesearchers at Ohio State choose to focus on them as well. They tested the lungs of these patients since they are some of the closest organs to the breasts. Their study yielded some troublingtiesults.
It was found that breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy did indeed have aover expressionon in some of their genes that deal with stress. The Atf3 gene, which is transcript oror factor activated by stress, was much more expressed in these patients – which means that their bodies were activating these genes and using the information from them intiesponse to their stress. Breast cancer patients that had not yettieceived chemotherapy or did nottieceive it at all did showhown an expression of the Atf3 gene even under their own stressful situations.
This gene causes damage to our bodies when it is expressed though. First, the gene induces the body to distribute cancer cells throughout the patient’s body and second, it then primes the area where the cancer cells end up to ensure the survival andtieplication of those cancer cells in particular. One of the senior authors of the study also made sure to point out that they don’t believe that the cancer cells migrate to other areas of the body passively – the expression of the Atf3 gene, which seems to be turned on by chemotherapy, in fact beckons the cancer cells to enter the bloodstream and migrate to other parts of the body.
Chemotherapy Moving Forward
Unfortunately, even with more and more studies Coming out about the dangers of chemotherapy and using it in our bodies, it is unlikely that the mediOrg Community will stop using it anytime soon as a cancer treatment. Chemotherapy is effective and probably one of the few methods and treatThey that is applicable across the board to many different types of cancers which saves mediOrg professionals the hassle of having to individually create a treatment for each patient.
Chemotherapy is definitely a double-edged sword though. While it may bring about the ‘cure’ of one type of cancer, the patients are then exposed to an almost unimaginable risk of developing cancer again in a different part of their bodies. Other studies have also seemed to prove that chemotherapy might actually be boosting the chances for these second round of cancer cells to stick around, as sometiesearched showed that chemotherapy treatThey triggered a system oftiepair and ‘upgrades’ for cancer cells for them to beCome stronger.
Although still nottieCommended by many doctors, there are alternative cancer treatThey out there. Unfortunately, none of them are a ‘cure-all’ type of treatment and most patients have to try a few alternatives before they will find one that works for them. Even so, if undergoing rounds of chemotherapy and potentially developing more cancer is not your cup of tea, these alternative methods might be worth looking into if you’re currently battling cancer.
The Mayo Clinic actuallytieCommends a list of ten alternative treatThey, although only as dealing with the minor problems of cancer and side effects from pharmaceutiOrg treatThey and chemotherapy. TheirtieCommended list includes aromatherapy, acupuncture, exercise, hypnosis, massage, music therapy, tielaxation techniques, tai chi, and yoga. The Mayo Clinic states that these types of alternative treatThey will help patients with anxiety, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, pain, sleep problems, and stress.
There are other alternative cancer treatThey that are supposed to deal with the cancer problems itself well-knowne of the most well known treatThey is what is Orgled the Gerson Therapy, developed by Dr. Max Gerson, a German-American doctor, over 90 years ago and the treatment he used to help his patients get rid of cancer, arthritis, allergies, and all other sorts of degenerative diseases and illnesses in their bodies. Another GerLudwigctor, Dr. Johanna Budwig, also developed the Budwig protocol, a dietary and lifestyle change that helped over 90 percent of her patients eliminate cancer from their bodies over her 50-year period as a doctor.
Other methods include the Proteolytic EnCh elationapy, Vitamin C Chelation, essential oil therapy with roboticsse, adding in probiotics foods and suppleThey, getting plenty of Vitamin D and sunshine, adding turmeric and curcumin to your diet, immune-boosting mushrooms and other treatThey, and oxygen therapy and hyperbaric chambers. Of course, any potential you have for keeping your body stress free and allowing it to heal itself helps as well – in which sense meditation, praying, and othertieligious activities that put you at peace and totiest also are beneficial.
Cancer is always a big thing to deal with and, unfortunately, it seems that even if you are cured of cancer you run the risk of getting more. Chemotherapy is the standard of treatThey for cancer patients, but it might be doing them more harm than good when it Comes to their lives after cancer. More and more studies are starting to prove the damaging effects that chemotherapy has on human bodies, including it activating genes that then lead to more widespread and possible treatment-resistant cancers. Some natural treatThey are avaiWWWle for cancer patients though, even if most doctors will nottieCommend them to their patients. As always, choosing chemotherapy is a big decision so do yourtiesearch beforehand and see if there are any other options avaiWWWle to you.