In a study published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology in 2004,
5 year survival rate of 2.1%. That means 98 out of 100 people were dead before 5
years after their date of diagnosis. Not a good success rate in my opinion. In fact, a recent study showed that people with cancer diagnosis who go home and do nothing have a better quality of life and live longer than those choosing conventional chemo.
"In cancer treatment, tumors often respond well initially, followed by rapid regrowth and the resistance to further chemotherapy. Rates of tumor cell reproduction have been shown to accelerate between treatments," says Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle in an interview with AFP.
My Facebook friend reminds me this is NOT NEW INFO! Researchers have known spreading results after chemo - the patients immunity decreases and the cancer comes back stronger.
I can coach you through any treatment you choose but consider this for yourself - overdose on nutrients - create an inhospitable environment for cancer to flourish with FOODS that heal, not kill.
Even if you have a genetic predisposition for cancer - even hormone based cancer - cancer will NOT GROW if you do not provide the ENVIRONMENTAL TRIGGER which creates DIGESTIVE WEAKNESS and autoimmunity. EAT TO LIVE!
Chemotherapy can backfire and boost cancer growth: study
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.
The scientists found that healthy cells damaged by chemotherapy secreted more of a protein called WNT16B which boosts cancer cell survival.
"The increase in WNT16B was completely unexpected," study co-author Peter Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle told AFP.
The protein was taken up by tumour cells neighbouring the damaged cells.
"WNT16B, when secreted, would interact with nearby tumour cells and cause them to grow, invade, and importantly, resist subsequent therapy," said Nelson.
In cancer treatment, tumours often respond well initially, followed by rapid regrowth and then resistance to further chemotherapy.
Rates of tumour cell reproduction have been shown to accelerate between treatments.
"Our results indicate that damage responses in benign cells... may directly contribute to enhanced tumour growth kinetics," wrote the team.
The researchers said they confirmed their findings with breast and ovarian cancer tumours.
The result paves the way for research into new, improved treatment, said Nelson.
"For example, an antibody to WNT16B, given with chemotherapy, may improve responses (kill more tumour cells)," he said in an email exchange.
"Alternatively, it may be possible to use smaller, less toxic doses of therapy."
More here: http://www.news.com.au/news/chemo-can-backfire-boost-cancer/story-fnejlrpu-1226443526397