Skip to comments.Chemotherapy Can Backfire and Boost Cancer Growth: Study
Posted on 08/05/2012 6:57:19 PM PDT by dubyagee
Cancer-busting chemotherapy can cause damage to healthy cells which triggers them to secrete a protein that sustains tumour growth and resistance to further treatment, a study said Sunday. Researchers in the United States made the "completely unexpected" finding while seeking to explain why cancer cells are so resilient inside the human body when they are easy to kill in the lab.
They tested the effects of a type of chemotherapy on tissue collected from men with prostate cancer, and found "evidence of DNA damage" in healthy cells after treatment, the scientists wrote in Nature Medicine.
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Have always suspected this. Happened with my father who had a very small localized tumor-—chemo seemed to make it spread and killed him.
Yes the treatment is as bad as the disease itself.
Wait wait... what does the ObamaCare bureaucrats say...
What makes cancer even harder to kill is that no two people are alike and the same treatment may not work from person to person.
ObamaCare will follow the new, coincidentally helpful to their bottom line, cost saver findings that say
1)Forget that PSA test
2)Don’t bother with those mammograms
3)Chemo causes cancer.
"Take the pain pill (and donate to our re-election campaign or those mean Republicans will take away your health care)."
Hoo-boy! This article certainly does nothing to boost my spirits. My dad’s been battling prostate cancer off and on for about 20 years and just found out he now has lung cancer. His first chemo treatment begins this week. He sounded so tired this afternoon when I spoke to him on the phone, so I was already worried about him before seeing this.
All I can do at this point is pray.
Yes. The unfortunate part is when you poison the cancer with chemo, you poison the body, too. I’ve been primary caregiver for several people, and oncologists are perfectly upfront about that. I have no doubt chemo has helped some, but there’s no doubt it has horrid side effects.
So sorry. Prayers up for you and your dad for healing, strength and peace.
My brother in law is in the middle of chemo for lung cancer. He may have just had round three. There is a pattern - first week, wiped out, just very tired. Then he starts to get better, goes back to work, eats a lot - right back to normal for the next two weeks. Then another round. Your dad will be fine.
Many a surgery for organ sag was done.
One things for sure, 50 years from now they will look at us like the barbarians we are.
My father was diagnosed with colon cancer and had it removed surgically. He is on a bag.
He refused chemotherapy and every other kind of therapy.
He went to see the doc about a reversal a year after.
The doc almost fell out of his chair at the sight of him.
The reversal couldn’t be done, NOT because of cancer recurrence, but because of old tissue that couldn’t be stretched to accommodate the distance removed in the previous surgery.
But, a biopsy was sent out and came back cancer free.
Dad has been a vitamin addict ever since Linus Pauling. He eats sweets and drinks a vodka tonic everyday. He also takes colloidal silver. Can’t tell you how much of anything he takes, but he said even doctors wouldn’t go through chemo.
God love him...I hope he passed on his genes, but I doubt it.
(gonna take up vodka tonics, though! Life’s too short!)
He’s 89 years old.
Stay strong! Don’t let this article get you down. Yes, obviously, over time, chemo is no longer effective... I don’t know why the researchers were so surprised at this discovery. I’m a cancer patient myself (stage two - a couple of lymph nodes involved), and the results of this study are no surprise to me. However, the important point is that this research could lead to ways of improving the effectiveness of chemotherapy, and that’s good news. Stay positive and take everything day by day.
The side effects aren’t always immediate or obvious. Chemo can and will kill cancer but it also targets “weak” spots in the body. It has added years to my wife but there is a price to pay for that time.
Prayers for your dad.
Read up on iodine.
It’s rather like using a shotgun to kill a fly....a lot of collateral damage.
It’s an unnerving time for us but Dad’s a fighter and I hope he can pull through. And one can never get too many prayers in situations like this. Every prayer counts. Thank you.
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