By Heather Sylvawood, Amazon Author
The big ‘C’ is such an emotive subject that I have avoided it in this blog. There are all sorts of claimed cures from healing your internal environment by eating raw to taking high doses of medicinal herbs packed into capsules. Some people have miraculous results; others still perish. Even using conventional medical practices of cut, poison and burn, there are still those whose cancer does not respond. Or should that say: “whose bodies do not respond”?
Today, I’m breaking my embargo. I want to share what I believe is exciting news. Take a read of this article: Cancer treatment could use immune system to fight tumours, and Dendritic cells (DC): the key to cancer immunotherapy.
Dendritic cells – key to healing cancer?
I became aware of this breakthrough via an email newsletter I have subscribed to from Cancer Defeated. They’re on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CancerDefeated so you can check them out for yourself. And here is a link to the Newsletter that explains about Dendritic cells and how they work towards a cure and about the work of Bill Henderson, author of How to Cure Almost Any Cancer at Home.
Of course Cancer Defeated does peddle some of those capsules I talked about earlier, but the information is definitely worth reading and backed up by scientific research, such as the two articles I highlighted above.
Cancer cells merely a product of our own body
For decades I believed, like many others, that cancer was something that “invaded” our bodies. At very least it was something we were putting into our bodies that encouraged cancerous cells to multiply excessively.
Now scientists are realising that cancer is our body’s reaction to an imbalance in our immunity systems. “In normal cells, cell division is balanced by cell death, but cancerous cells continue to divide and accumulate, damaging nearby tissues.” Read more: http://www.faqs.org/nutrition/Ca-De/Cancer.html#ixzz383FDvRxO.
That means when cells divide they do so to replace a dead or dying cell. And that’s a perfectly healthy thing to happen because we need to heal and grow. But something triggers cancer cells to ignore that process and keep replicating quickly without a corresponding number of them dying off.
Our abused body immunity can’t cope with cancer
Scientists are looking at potential cures that will right the body’s immunity system balance and kill off mutant (cancerous) cells; from a slightly different perspective herbalists are looking for foods that support the system to bring back immunity strength. In reality, they are both searching for the same thing.
Conventional medicine slow to accept cancer alternative treatments
Dendritic cell therapy is another method that trials show could halt the spread of cancerous cells by creating healing cells that kill off the cancerous cells, even on advanced cancers. The important point to take from this is that scientists are making progress, but acceptance of this progress by ruling medical bodies is slow to take root:
“Cancer researchers have been interested in this idea for decades – and variations of the idea are already used in some alternative clinics — but only recently did the cancer vaccine concept start making real progress in mainstream medicine. The so-called dendritic cell vaccine has since been described as a newly emerging but potent form of immune therapy for cancer treatment,” according to Cancer Defeated Editor in Chief, Lee Euler.
“The good news is the FDA recently approved the first dendritic cell therapy, called Provenge. A few alternative cancer clinics have used their own form of dendritic cell therapy for years, but FDA approval means it may now be available from mainstream oncologists. Better late than never.”
Cancer tumours and treatments explained
Here’s another useful website with lots of information on cancer and treatments: http://www.biooncology.com/. Useful for finding answers your doctor may not have thought to answer or you to ask at consultations. If you search using the word: “dendritic” you will find five articles that mention or refer to it.
Does anyone know if dendritic cell therapy treatment is being offered in New Zealand? There could be many people out there who would like to know.
Heather Sylvawood, Amazon Author