This article first appeared at Activist Post
Cancer drugs, pushed by many drug companies as the only ‘scientific’ method of combating cancer alongside chemotherapy, have been found to actually make cancer worse and kill patients more quickly.
The findings come after research was conducted on the cancer drugs at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Sold at a premium price to cancer sufferers, it turns out these drugs are not only ineffective but highly dangerous.
Something known as anti-angiogenesis is the primary function behind many such widely-used cancer drugs that were analyzed in the study. Researchers examined drugs such as imatanib (a leukemia drug that goes by the brand name Gleevec) and sunitinib (a drug for gastrointestinal tumors — brand name Sutent), finding that these drugs may initially reduce tumor size, but afterwards cause tumors to ‘metastasize ’ aggressively. This means that the tumors come back much stronger and grow much larger than their original size.
Cancer Drugs Lead to ‘Metastasized’ Tumors
As a result, patients develop life-threatening tumors that oftentimes kill patients more quickly as a result of taking the drug.
When study researchers induced anti-angiogenesis in mice, there was an initial 30% decrease in the volume of the tumor over 25 days. Afterwards, however, the tumors that had metastasized to the lungs tripled. Researchers published the findings in the January 17 issue of Cancer Cell, with study authors shocked by the findings.
‘Whatever manipulations we’re doing to tumors can inadvertently do something to increase the tumor numbers to become more metastatic, which is what kills patients at the end of the day,’ said study author Dr. Raghu Kalluri.
Natural Alternatives More Effective, Come Without Side Effects
It is clear that these cancer drugs are virtually ineffective at treating cancer, even killing patients who may have otherwise survived. Of course a number of natural anti-cancer substances do exist that have been found to be largely effective in reducing tumor size and most importantly combating the onset of cancer. Perhaps the most amazing anti-cancer substance for your health ishigh quality turmeric. Turmeric has been found to reduce tumors by an astounding 81% in recent research.
And contrary to cancer drugs, turmeric does not come loaded with deadly side effects.
Quite the opposite, turmeric instead comes with beneficial properties that can prevent your risk of disease and positively affect over 560 conditions.
Vitamin D is another essential anti-cancer nutrient. Amazingly, vitamin D is much more effective than pharmaceutical drugs at fighting cancer, and is virtually a free nutrient. Instead of paying a premium price for deadly cancer drugs, your vitamin D levels can be significantly improved by soaking up some sunlight. It is important to receive a blood test to ensure you are within the optimal vitamin D level range. The correct test you should receive is 25(OH)D, also called 25-hydroxyvitamin D. The optimal range is 50-70 ng/ml, though if you are fighting cancer or heart disease it is 70-100 ng/ml.
This article was posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 at 4:53 am