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Cancer Still a Mystery to Medical Science

Published on August 17, 2011
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Quite a few people make quite a lot of money by insisting on complicating the subject of cancer. Medical scientists continue to explore the far reaches of cell physiology in their still deeply frustrated attempt to understand cancer. As they explore further, the picture only becomes more complicated as a recent article in the New York Times demonstrates. It is just too hard for complicated minds to sum up cancer in simple terms—as tissue rot—that takes us quickly and painfully to our deaths if not resolved.

Research is increasingly focused on the fact that a tumor is not a homogeneous mass of cancer cells. George Johnson – The New York Times

For the last decade cancer research has been guided by a common vision of how a single cell, out competing its neighbors, evolves into a malignant tumor. Like ostriches with their heads cemented into the ground they have obsessed with their “common vision” no matter what evidence has been revealed. These mainstream medical scientists admit that, “new theories are still coming out that will possibly change how we treat the disease.” “They just keep on getting deeper and deeper into the mire of all that DNA stuff………..needing more research money, never finding anything that makes any difference for anyone,” writes Claudia French, RN.

What they forget to mention is that medical science already has a host of vital information accumulated that is not comprised of theories but, rather, hard data on causes. Just look up the research on how heavy metals like mercury, radiation from medical tests and medical procedures, and even chemicals like fluoride put in drinking water can cause cancer, and it will take you months if not years to wade through it all.

Vitamin C can help curb the growth of cancer cells, according to New Zealand scientists who claim breakthrough research to provide the first real evidence of a connection between the vitamin and the[1] – Professor Margreet Vissers – University of Otago’s Free Radical Research Group

This research about vitamin C was in the Cancer Research journal in 2010. Much of the same can be said about magnesium, selenium, bicarbonate, and zinc! Oncologists never made it to first grade as far as knowledge of nutrition and its role in health and disease.

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The article referred to in the first paragraph starts out with a video presenting cancer to dimwits and ends up saying, “Trying to outwit cancer might be much more complex than we imagined.” Waiting for the mainstream of medical science to understand cancer is deadly to everyone who has or is about to have cancer.

How the Times medical editorial staff let this essay through is beyond me and how they could say, “Understanding how cancer starts with a single cell and then grows into a tumor is fundamental into one day preventing the disease,” is ridiculous. When it dawns on you that the article mentions not one word about nutritional deficiencies or anything about increasing exposures to heavy metals, toxic chemicals or radiation, we can see that there are people who really don’t want to understand cancer and how it can be avoided or cured.

The “reigning paradigm, a kind of Big Bang theory” for the cancer field, is just what they say it is—a theory and a cherished chosen belief system that we already know is full of holes. Doctors and dentists and just about everyone we know eats up the cancer Big Bang theory with fanatic fervor. It is so much fun to be a part of the in crowd and who wants ones medical board breathing down ones neck? We have to have some empathy for the doctors too afraid to buck the lockstep but we can only go so far in sparing them the consequence of harming people.

We know cancer is caused in great part by poisons and by nutritional deficiencies. There is no doubt about that in the scientific literature so why are these factors not even given a perfunctory mention in the New York Times piece? Why is no mention made of the emotional component, the great conflicts and shocks that deeply upset our controlling brains, our endocrine system and thus our immune system’s ability to deal with cancer cells? Some people smartly think that the answer to cancer is a strong immune system. Anything that depletes and disturbs the immune system will increase one’s chances of contracting cancer.

Over the last 30 years increasing evidence has been found for the existence of complex links between the immune system, the central nervous system and the endocrine system on the one hand, and psychological phenomena…on the other. – Van Gent, et al.[2]

The Times essay says, “All these processes are so tightly intertwined that it is difficult to tell where one leaves off and another begins. With so much internal machinery, malignant tumors are now being compared to renegade organs sprouting inside the body.” They got it right that all the processes and causal factors involved in cancer being tightly intertwined. But it is a deliberate form of scientific terrorism that leaves out of the “processes” the main processes of poisons, malnutrition and weakened emotional stature emanating from unsupportable inner conflicts and depression.

Chronic stress can intensify inflammation and increase a person’s risk for developing central nervous system infections, neurodegenerative diseases, like multiple sclerosis (MS), and other inflammatory diseases.[3] – American Psychological Association

Given enough time, cancer will develop whenever there is a proliferation of damaged cells. When cells are damaged, when their cell wall permeability changes, when toxins and free radicals build up, when the mitochondria lose functionality in terms of energy ATP production, when pH shifts strongly to the acidic, and when essential nutrients are absent, cells eventually decline into a cancerous condition. We can see that when a person has cancer they are literally rotting inside and dying from the loss of function, gathering infectious forces, and losing strength from malnutrition as the cancer cells eat us out of house and home.

Genetic variations, which can predispose some people to cancer, may interact with environmental contaminants and produce an enhanced effect.

Any sign—whether it’s DNA, pH shifts to the acidic, cellular malnutrition, mitochondria dysfunction or cell toxicity—will create an open invitation for microbes to attack these weakened cells. Sick cells cannot help but broadcast to the environment that they are decaying, rotting, and on the road to cell death.

Brain Cancer Cells

The majority of the cancer patients in this country die because of chemotherapy, which does not cure breast, colon or lung cancer. This has been documented for over a decade and nevertheless doctors still utilize chemotherapy to fight these tumors. – Dr. Allen Levi – The Healing of Cancer, 1990

The Germ Cause of Cancer

Nobody likes to concentrate much on the germ cause—or component—of cancer because of the deep controversies in this area of microbiology and oncology. To its merit the Times essay does give credit to microbes and the part they play in cancer formation saying, “Each microbe has its own set of genes, which can interact with those in the human body by exchanging molecular signals, trading information with cells in another realm—the micro-organisms in the mouth, skin, respiratory system, urogenital tract, stomach and digestive system.” “The signaling these microbes do is dramatically complex,” Dr. Nicholson said in an interview at Imperial College. “They send metabolic signals to each other—and they are sending chemicals out constantly that are stimulating our biological processes.”

Cancer—always believed to be caused by genetic cell mutations—can in reality be caused by infections from viruses, bacteria, yeasts, molds and fungus parasites. “I believe that, conservatively, 15 to 20 percent of all cancer is caused by infections; however, the number could be larger—maybe double,” said Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, director of the Cancer Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Dannenberg made the remarks in a speech in December 2007 at the annual international conference of the American Association for Cancer Research.[4]

The germ theory of cancer is quite legitimate though medical authorities continue to crucify Dr. Tullio Simoncini for his focus on fungus and yeast as a central part of the cancer paradigm. Long before Simoncini walked the earth we have had research connecting fungus to cancer. Fungus is a microbe, and many scientists believe viruses, fungi and bacteria are all different stages of the microbe life cycle. Neither Dr. Dannenberg nor Dr. Simoncini is a medical heretic but many subjects in our contemporary civilization are just too taboo.

A medical textbook used to educate Johns Hopkins medical students in 1957, Clinical and Immunologic Aspects of Fungous Diseases, declared that many fungal conditions look exactly like cancer! – Doug A. Kaufmann – The Germ That Causes Cancer

A large and significant number of independent cancer researchers, scientists, microbiologists and prominent medical practitioners over the past 100 years have found overwhelming evidence supporting this cancer-fungus link or link between cancer and microbes in general. Microbes have always been found to be present in cancer/tumor cells. There is nothing unusual or new about this but don’t try to talk to an ostrich about this—I mean your oncologist—for he doesn’t want to know about it.

“Although bacteria can be identified in cancer, there are obviously other well-known factors that can induce cancer, such as sunlight in skin cancer, smoking in lung cancer, radiation-induced cancer, etc. But in each case it may require these ever-present bacteria to induce the cellular changes of cancer. The demonstration that these microbes are found within the cell and even within the nucleus (as shown by Irene Diller) indicates that these agents may access the genetic material of the cell, thereby transforming the cell to a cancerous state,” writes Dr. Alan Cantwell who insists that Cancer Is An Infection Caused By Tuberculosis-Type Bacteria.

According to the Mayo Clinic, cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. This is a fact that does not depend on the various theories.

Heavy metals clog up receptor sites, break and bend sulfur bonds in important enzymes like insulin, and anything to do with healthy biological life.

Heavy metals create contaminated environments both inside and outside the cells. These environments attract all kinds of pathogens—viruses, bacteria and fungi. Many cancers are caused by infections, which are themselves caused by heavy metal contamination.

According to the observations made by the internationally recognized medical researcher, Dr. Yoshiaki Omura, all cancer cells have mercury in them.

Mercury vapors in the mouth which spreads mercury to all points in the body, increased use of antibiotics, periodontal disease, inappropriate oral care, yeast and fungal overgrowth, and decreasing immune strength are all colliding and reinforcing each other in a downward spiral that leads to chronic diseases and cancer. Each year in the U.S. an estimated 40 tons of mercury are used to prepare mercury-amalgam dental restorations. Scientific studies have concluded that the amalgam is the source for more than two thirds of the mercury in our human population. On a daily basis each amalgam releases on the order of 10 micrograms of mercury into the body. This mercury either accumulates in the body or is excreted via urine and feces into our wastewater systems.

Mercury from amalgam fillings has been shown to be neurotoxic, embryotoxic, mutagenic, teratogenic, immunotoxic and clastogenic. It is capable of causing immune dysfunction and autoimmune diseases. – Dr. Robert Gammal

It really is hard to understand how the New York Times piece failed to mention any of these other important factors about cancer. We all have reason to distrust the field of oncology and medical science itself. Both consistently demonstrate criminal ignorance when it comes to cancer, what causes it, how to prevent it, and what to do about it when one gets it.

[1] The study found that tumors were less able to accumulate vitamin C compared with normal healthy tissue and that this related to the ability of the tumor to survive and grow. "Tumors with low vitamin C levels had more of a protein called HIF-1 which allows them to thrive in conditions of stress. The findings are significant as they show, for the first time, a direct relationship between HIF-1 and vitamin C levels in tumors and suggest it would be beneficial for people with cancer cells to have more vitamin C. This could help limit the rate of tumor growth, increase the responsiveness to chemotherapy and may prevent the formation of solid tumors."

[2] Van Gent, et al. Autism and the Immune System, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, vol. 38 no. 3, March 1997, pp. 337-349

[3] American Psychological Association (2007, August 20). How Chronic Stress Worsens

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  • soilman

    The author of this article seems to think that human cells have cell walls. This should be a clear indication that s’he does not have sufficient education to write an article on the subject of human or animal disorders.

  • Gilgamesh

    Hi Steve.
    More people survive cancer now, because when they find out from their doctor, that they have cancer and start chemo therapy and SBM, they also go on the internet, and find out that there are many alternative cancer treatments, and they start something alternative along with SBM, and most of them will never tell their doctor, or oncologist.
    SBM now is almost like a joke, almost every week they take off some drug from the market, they dont work and they harm people. If you watch drug commercials on tv you can see for yourself all the side effects. Just last week it was on a television program, I m not sure now, but I think it was on CNN, that 76% of health professionals would not use chemo and radiation for themselves or for their families.
    It is hard to understand what are they thinking when they use it on their patients?

  • Steve

    The lack of even a basic understanding of biology on this site is mind-boggling. Fungus and viruses are all part of the same organisms life cycle???

    Do any of you even know that the survival rate for leukaemia and lymphoma has risen from 3% to 97% in the last 40 years, entirely due to science based treatments?

    Or that the survival rate for breast cancer has risen from 20% to 80% over the same time periods.

    These are real and measurable successes bought about by a greater understanding of this complex disease and its molecular biology.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff


      You should look at the research on “pleomorphism”. And whether you believe those theories or not, we do not allow name calling on this site. Your entry has been edited to delete your last sentence where that occurred.

    • soilman

      Much of the increase in survival rate is due merely to fiddling with their definition of survival. For example it is now common to view survival as “living for 5 years or more after cancer was diagnosed” – regardless of how rotten the person may have felt during that time. Personally, I don’t think this counts as survival, but the statistics-makers want to consider that to be survival.

  • truthseeker

    Andreas Moritz eplains this beautiful in his new book:
    Book Description
    Publication Date: August 27, 2008
    In Cancer Is Not A Disease, bestselling author and internationally acclaimed health expert, Andreas Moritz, proves the point that cancer is the physical symptom reflecting our body’s final attempt to eliminate specific life-destructive causes. He claims that removing such causes sets the precondition for complete healing of our body, mind and emotions. This book confronts you with a radically new understanding of cancer – one that outdates the current cancer model. On average, the conventional approaches of killing, cutting or burning cancerous cells offer most patients a remission rate of merely 7%, and the majority of the few survivors are “cured” for just five years or less. The prominent cancer researcher and professor at the University of California (Berkeley), Dr. Hardin Jones, stated: “Patients are as well, or better off, untreated.” Any published success figures in cancer survival statistics are offset by equal or better scores among those not receiving any treatments. More people are killed by the treatments than saved. Cancer is Not a Disease shows you why regular cancer treatments can be fatal, what actually causes cancer, and how you can remove the obstacles that prevent the body from healing itself. Cancer is not an attempt on your life; to the contrary, cancer is trying to save it. Unless we change our perception of what cancer really is, it will continue to threaten the life of nearly one out of every two people. This book opens a door for those who wish to turn feelings of victimhood into empowerment and self-mastery, and disease into health.

  • Linda N

    I am trained in herbalism and nutrition and I put my money on the Fungi. Dr. Simoncini, in my humble opinion will eventually be proven right. With every cancer patient I have ever seen, candida overgrowth for years with bad diet and heavy sugar eating preceded the cancer. Doug Kaufman says the same thing is his book “The Germ that causes cancer” All the cancer patients he has ever seen all were addicted to sugar, and corn before their eventual diagnosis. Want to see cancer explode in a cancer patient. Just give them an antibiotic and watch the massive rapid spread, even if the patients were in remission. It is my belief Dr. Livingston was mistaken in what she was viewing. What she was seeing was Fungi that became one with the human cell.

    Having said that Fungi also tend to take over when are disease and/or are dying. Very opportunistic. We keep candida in check because of healthy lifestyles and cells, balance, and a strong immune system. Pesticides, radiation, and all that set the stage for Fungi to take hold.

    If I ever got cancer I would never, repeat NEVER EVER take chemo or radiation. Ever.

  • grumpy bear

    Darkfield microscopy is where its at which also can also reveal psychological stressors. This can be learned by anyone. I was in the ‘business’ of ‘trauma’ medicine years ago & worked at 2-hospitals as respiratory therapist.I got to view medicine behind the mystery curtain & the wizard was revealed.People must understand that doctors can only practice what they are taught in med school as they are controlled by their insurance company,FDA,AMA,etc. You cannot practice anything outside of what you are taught/ insured for which is drugs and/or surgery otherwise face liabilities. To ask a doctor to prescribe natural alternate therapies is like asking a plumber to fix your transmission. People expect too much because they are uninformed.I advise people not to take their doctor personally & that the same doc’s would treat their own family members differently because they will not incur a lawsuit.I was raised an herbalist & was informed about nutrition when young,so you can imagine my experience in the medical arena. My daughter just graduated as a naturopathic doctor.She lost interest in pursuing an M.D. while attending Columbia.She was sad & horrified with the treatment of patients.People are indoctrinated by the issuance of a plastic med insurance card which does not pay for alternate therapies. They are not willing to pay out-of-pocket for natural practitioners & I can’t say I blame them. I am a ‘starving artist’ herbalist,etc.,& am gratified with a lot of pro-bono clients. My purpose is to get personal,be compassionate,& above all listen & allow the gift that has come to my door a time to speak & be heard.That is the beginning of healing. I would highly recommend meditation to all healers as it increases intuition & compassion. Thank you for allowing this lengthy indulgence.

  • Guy St Hilaire

    I always appreciate reading your blog and I also believe that mainstream medicine is a cash cow today and is not about to find a cure for serious disease,as it would be to their demise.
    We must also make sure that we ,as researchers,natural medicine providers and interested medical people, do not fall in the same trap,that is , blinded by germ theories that possibly are going in the wrong direction.
    I am presently researching Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer’s information and find it very interesting.
    Is it possible that the mind body connection is the initial cause of cancer and the germs involved in cancer only make their mark after the onset of cancer?The pleomorphic theory as discovered by Dr.Bechamp,and confirmed by Dr.Royal Raymond Rife years after.The germs are there to mop up so to speak?
    I am not a medical accredited person although I am keenly interested in medical research done by various people ,such as yourself.
    I would appreciate your comments.
    My best regards to you and Bless your heart for all the good that you do for mankind.
    Guy St Hilaire

    • Tom

      I was a technical VP for a large pharma company for 25 years. I came to question everything I thought I knew about medicine, and eventually shifted my focus to TCM and Ayurveda and native folk remedies. I can attest that the big pharma executives “care” only about the financial bottom line, not about you. They might want to keep your body alive, but only for monetary reasons. As Mark mentions, there is so much critical information out there, most of which is suppressed. Anything which challenges the conventional (controlled) views of health and illness is suppressed. MDs know virtually nothing about health, since all they study is dis-ease. No one mentions the work of Otto Warburg, the only person to win two Nobel prizes for medicine. He demonstrated links between cancer and oxygen. I tend to lean on the side of pleomorphism, as it explains so much, but it’s not popular since it puts responsibility on the organism’s lifestyle (The terrain is everything). Part of the “Terrain” is body fluid pH.
      Big pharma freaks at something so simple as bicarbonate, or magnesium, or iodine. They scoff at whatever challenges their sacred belief systems…
      When you see a dead animal body covered with flies, do you blame the flies for the death of the body? So pleomorphism looks deeper into a complex picture, and provides support for the responsibility of maintaining a healthy body through lifestyle choices. “Ouch” say the masses…give up my Twinkies? Can’t you just give me a shot doctor?
      And the beat goes on….

      Continued thanks to Mark Sircus for blasting the truth out there…


      • Mapema, Nelson

        Actually all diseases are “life forms”. Behind every disease there is a life seeking to preserve itself – an intelligence of sorts. We may find various names to call them, but they are “life forms”.
        In the case of cancer, what is there that we call tumors of cancer are actually housings for the life form that dwells in those housings (tumors). I have some understanding of this that may be the building blocks of the desired knowledge to unravel the mystery.

    • grumpy bear

      Hello Guy,yes, the “mind body connection” is primary. Dr. David Hawkins,M.D.,PhD, had 4 or 5 serious diseases which left him after he pursued intense meditation practice.It took a few years,however, was successful,although it was not his primary reason for meditating & lets say it was a “side effect”. He subsequently left his clinic which was, at the time, one of the larger in NY. He had been a meditator while at his clinic & found that some clients would be healed as he merely looked at them & poured out love to them. Some did not because as they received the love,they then rejected it. As we know,some people apparently need the suffering as a learning experience & this is not to say all people,or to condemn,or judge. There are many different circumstances such as unexpected traumas,etc.,what are called ‘accidents’. We humans have many untapped abilities which are priceless.