The best way to analogize it is that metastases are cells that have broken off of the primary cancer due to the fractal way that it grows (think cauliflower). These then circulate through the body through blood, lymph, or even open passage to ultimately become "marooned" on some distant part of your body like the liver or brain. Because these cells are genetically "you", the body will not reject them and they will plant like seeds wherever they land. This tissue retains the character of whatever the initial cancer was. Hence, breast or prostate tissue growing on the brain or wherever. This is why they use the term atypical to describe them. They often don't even look like the surrounding tissue. Chemotherapy makes the body inimicable to the attachment and growth of these new colonies and can often starve the growth of the parent cancer, but only at the margins where blood and nutrition are not sufficient to support the cells anyway - the very cells that were to metastasize, break off, and recolonize.
THE ONLY THING THAT WILL KILL CANCER IS SURGERY OR RADIATION (Which is only an electron beam scalpel.) BECAUSE, cancer is you. Any chemical that would kill it would kill you. These diets that claim to starve it away would starve you as well.
I have scattered more commentary throughout Judee's essay
On Fri, 2010-10-29 at 11:14 -0400, af1skee Hotmail.com forwarded:
Johns Hopkins Update – Very Good Article
AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY
IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY ('TRY', BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .
Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins :
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable
NO, Every cell is a cancer cell. Every cell has the potential to become cancerous. There is little special about them until they actually become cancer. A broken thread of DNA here, or a genetic error there or an inclusion there. This is why prevention is only a false hope.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
At the very least.
3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancerYes .. but only to outside influences such as HPV. Cancers are errors of the normal reproductive controls of individual cells of yourself. For your immune system to destroy them, you would be definition have an auto-immune disorder. (Are you sure this was written by someone from John's Hopkins?)
cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
Big leap here. The second half is correct.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
Propaganda here to support his #4 thesis
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can
cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
True. See my thesis at the beginning.
7.. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
Yes, but with IMRT the doses at sites other than the target are minimalized. But to an extent, these secondary sites are those same sites which might have nearby metastases.
(A side anecdotal observation of no general value: I had bad internal mouth sores from childhood. Since the radiotherapy in early 2005 I have not had ANY. Apparently those cells were killed also)
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor
Chemotherapy does not kill cancer. See my note at beginning of message. Radiation is actually surgery burning away tissue.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
to various kinds of infections and complications.
Also a burden on the kidneys and liver, BUT, so it the necrotizing tissue from a cancer that overgrows its blood and nutrition and withers.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
No. The cells are not adaptive in that way. Always remember these cells for good or bad are your own. They are difficult to eliminate because of where they are, infiltrated amongst the healthy and important cells of your body.
Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other
I have read this described as urban legend, but to me, it seems plausible that a sloppy surgeon could screw up.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
It might help ... a little, but as a complex system, you will starve to death before the simple system of your cancer.
*CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made
with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.
Here is the author's thesis that she is trying to push, and she is mostly wrong. Aspertame may or may not be harmful (I believe it is), but cancer cells do not feed on it.
Here is why: Asperatame is non-nutritive. That is why it works as a non-fattening sugar substitute. That could also be a reason that it could cause cancer - an inert foreign body (like asbestos) where it shouldn't be irritating and interfering. But, "Cancer cells feed on" real sugars. They eat 1000 times more sugar that a normal cell. This is why (most) cancers can be located with a PET scan of radioactive tagged glucose.
Therefore, her honey or molasses will only feed the cancer. Sorry, Judee.
b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
cells are being starved.
Never heard that cancer feeds on mucus before. But even the premise is odd. Milk has a mucus-like protein called casein that leaves the film on the inside of the glass or your mouth. Casein was the protein in the medical food that I was prescribed for PEG tube feeding during my cancer. I could not tolerate it and it caused me to vomit. Real Mucus is entirely different and not even related. The reason that Casein leaves a film on the inside of your mouth is that it doesn't mix easily with the body's own mucus. Casein based medical food was prescribed so that my body would have a supply of protein and not cannibalize itself while I could not eat. The author here is recommending starving your body of protein to avoid feeding the cancer.
I think I detect a Vegan health-food zealot rationalizing her beliefs.
c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
Exactly the opposite. Chemotherapy lowers the body's pH. There are good reasons to reduce our consumption of meat, but this is BS (and that is a meat by-product)
like chicken. Meat also contains livestock
antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
harmful, especially to people with cancer.
I thought I smelled Vegan propaganda. They might initially cause a cancer, but to a cancer in progress? Rationalization of pre-held conclusions.
d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
grains, seeds, nuts
No warning about the dangers of nuts and colon cancer?
and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment.
Overreaching BS. Do a little figuring - if it were even possible to raise the body's pH, would would be the effect on the Amino acids that are your body? A little Googling to find the natural pH of the body found 72 million different answers! These had ranges from 7.68 to 6.8 in the first few dozen I found. All were pushing some kind of agenda or other and not one credible scientific establishment!
About 20% can be from cooked
food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
caffeine Green tea is a better alternative e and has cancer
fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
Johns Hopkins, huh. Distilled water is acidic? Distilled water is pH7. By definition, water is neutral.
(50% of the population will always be of below average intelligence.)
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic
Gotta love the Progressive food police. I think the truth is that the Progressive elite do not want us competing with them for food. Malthus, anyone?
13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. ByBS, cancer cells are the same compositionally as the parent cells. It is the reproduction that has been turned on to high gear.
refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
But let me understand her logic... The enzymes would be digesting the protein covering on cancer cells (read her own body cells) were they not occupied digesting the meat in her colon. I don't think so...
Some truth carried to presumed conclusions. But always back to that same premise that somehow cancer cells are not cells of the host.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system
(IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
Aom. You really passed this New-Age shit on to me? There I go, another cancer.
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior
be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put
the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to
have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy
Pure oxygen kills most everything.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to
get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen
therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer
1. No plastic containers in micro.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave..
Sort of jumps around doesn't it. Hitting all the issues that those who would tell us how to run our lives espouse.
Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer,
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Please share this with your whole email list.........................
Johns Hopkins may have published something. But there are many hands at work here pushing a number of "Liberal" agendas. (I use Liberal here in quotes, because true liberal
(Even the name is a give away to her bias. Judee is an just affectated way of spelling Judy.)
Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.
This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your life.
By the way, I have outlived all my health food fanatic peers but one. And I'm waiting for him ...