Every person on this planet has cancer cells in their body and specific immune cells continually keep the numbers low so that they cannot form a mass, block the function of the organ and cause death.
It is interesting to understand that if all the cancer cells in your body could be collected in one spot, you probably would have a cancer mass that would be detected by conventional scanning methods (about a gram in weight). However, in healthy people, the growth and decay of cancer cells is unnoticed because these small groups of cells are generally spread throughout the body. There are ecological reasons why a cancer mass forms in one area of the body and not another, and there has been much speculation that if some cancers are left alone, the immune system will remove them. This could definitely be the case if the very thing that weakened the immune system’s ability to remove cancer cells in the first place is removed.
The spontaneous healing (remission) of cancer has been observed for hundreds and even thousands of years. An early documented case of spontaneous regression was in the late 13th century involving a bone sarcoma in Peregrine Laziosi, that spontaneously disappeared after a severe bacterial infection. Spontaneous cancer remission has been a controversial subject for decades, but is now accepted as an indisputable fact. Spontaneous cancer remission is usually associated with acute infections, fever, and heightened immune activity. Tumours have been known to disappear spontaneously in the absence of any targeted treatment, and it usually occurs after an infection (bacterial, viral, fungal or even protozoan).
Could this mean that simply stimulating the immune system can cause regression?
I have observed spontaneous cancer remission throughout my clinical career. I know it can be assisted by certain changes to lifestyle, certain therapies and certain medicines. In 1891, Dr. William Coley of New York’s Memorial Hospital developed an effective anticancer therapy which stimulated the immune system to ‘see’ cancer that it was couldn’t ‘see’ by itself. It was called Coley’s Toxins and was made from naturally occurring substances and injected into solid tumours. While modern day cancer therapies are now standardized, and don’t use this approach, it is interesting to note that modern cancer patients do not fare any better than those treated 100 years ago. (Jessy, T., Immunity over Inability: the spontaneous regression of cancer. Journal Nat Sci Biol Med Vol.2(1); Jan-Jun 2011. [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3312698/].
Despite these historical observations of tumour regression, medical scientists still do not know the mechanisms that naturally cause this phenomenon. It is very difficult to quantify, and many cases are probably unreported in research journals.
However, over my years in treating cancer patients in the clinic I have identified that there are nine lifestyle influences that can and do assist spontaneous remission.
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