What Experts Are Saying About Cancer Treatments
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy have always been considered the only valid cancer treatments, but this doesn’t mean that they are the best. The truth is that there is a lot behind these assumptions that have nothing to do with the patients’ best interest or the effectiveness of the treatment.
Science has a lot going on other than the need to cure people. The medicine industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that involves very powerful entities and countries. Although a lot of conventional doctors consider chemotherapy and radiation to be the ultimate cancer treatments, they usually tend to ignore the devastating lethal effects they have on the human body.
What you need to know about chemotherapy:
Chemotherapy is effective in killing cells. But it is not selective. This means that it kills healthy cells and cancer cells at the same time during a targeted treatment. It doesn’t even kill the cells surrounding the tumor. It kills all the cells in all the organs of the body.
Chemotherapy is only effective in killing rapidly dividing cells, healthy or cancerous. But not all cells are rapidly dividing. Some cells divide very slowly and these stay immune to repeated cancer treatments and they don’t die. This might be the reason behind seeing repetitive cancer patients because chemotherapy didn’t cure cancer.
Chemotherapy affects the number of healthy cells. So after treatment, the patient could end up with a small number of healthy cells compared to a high number of slow diving cancer stem cells.
Chemotherapy damages the immune system, while leaving immune cancer cells. This means that these cells are able to regenerate and create immune tumors that the immunity system will not be able to detect and fight off. This is one of the main reasons why cured cancer patients usually have a relapse a few years after being cancer free.
Are chemotherapy and radiation effective?
Chemotherapy and radiation are effective but not to cure cancer completely or to eliminate it from the body. In some cases, the tumor is size is so big and needs to be reduced before a surgery to remove it. In this case using chemotherapy is a must. Also, if the tumor is putting pressure on a vital organ, in this case chemo must be used as an immediate treatment while considering other more conventional cancer treatments.
But chemotherapy and radiation don’t kill cancer stem cells. These are the cells that multiply slowly after the treatment ends and cause the cancer to come back, usually in a more aggressive way.
So is chemotherapy the cure of cancer?
Most doctors will avoid using the word cure. Instead they will talk about survival rates and remission. It is very important to understand what the expectations of your treatment plan are.
Also most oncologists will stick to one treatment regardless of the fact that it might work for one person or not. Cancer treatments shouldn’t be one that fits all kind of thing. Some people are allergic to the substances used in a particular treatment. Using them to treat that patient can lead to lethal effects.
Are there any other options to treat cancer?
Yes. A lot of doctors now are going for more natural treatments to control the spread and remove cancer cells from the body. These treatments rely on analysing what causes cancer cells to spread in the first place.
Diet changes and life style changes have been proved to limit the spread of cancer cells. Stories about people who had their cancer tumors reduced and even treated by not seeking conventional chemotherapy are true. There are a lot of natural treatments that are prohibited by the medicine industry but are effective and will improve the lifestyle of the cancer patient during and post treatment. But you must make sure that you are dealing with a doctor who knows what those treatments are and how to use them.