Despite its life-saving qualities, chemotherapy has long had a nasty reputation, known as a necessary poison for people suffering from cancer. But in some cases, chemotherapy is so damaging that it may even backfire and make the cancer worse, a new study has found. The study, published in Nature Medicine, found that chemotherapy causes damage to healthy cells, which triggers them secrete a protein that actually sustains tumor growth, Cancer UK reported.
The humble painkiller aspirin could be the secret weapon to beat cancer after scientists discovered it can stop tumours spreading.
The revolutionary finding solves the mystery of how the over-the- counter wonder drug works to halt the disease in its tracks.
The breakthrough by experts in Australia will now pave the way for new treatments which may even help cure the disease for good.
Lead researcher Dr Tara Karnezis, of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, said: “I hope this information is one bit of the puzzle that will lead to a cure for cancer.”
Aspirin, a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug – or NSAID – has long been known to slash the death rates from a range of common cancers including those of the stomach and bowel, oesophagus, pancreas, lungs, prostate, bladder, breast and kidneys.
But the exact way it worked to do this was unknown.
Now the Australian team have discovered that cancer tumours secrete proteins and compounds called growth factors. These attract blood and lymphatic vessels to their vicinity and allow the cancer to flourish and spread.
The growth factors have also been shown to encourage these lymphatic vessels – or “supply lines” – to widen, allowing the spread of cancer.
After watching doctors fail to cure his father’s cancer and then trying himself to find the answer through six years of biomedical cancer research, Almadeus Star Gioeli immersed himself in classic mysticism.
Years later, during a prayerful fasting retreat, Gioeli finally experienced a comprehensive revelation about cancer that he later detailed in his book Cancer Is Good for You. Gioeli felt that he understood not only the cause and cure for cancer but also the nature of cancer itself.
Gioeli suggests that a toxin-challenged body, which is the result of an unhealthy lifestyle, habits, and environment, is programmed with the intelligence to create a new organ, a tumor, to normalize unhealthy blood chemistry.The tumor does this “by transforming the noxious chemical[s] into a product which can be managed by the other normal organs and tissues or utilized by other cells, organs, or systems.”
“And the product created by the new organ [tumor] may be excreted or secreted out of the blood stream and out of the body. Sometimes, the tumor itself is an excretory organ, which dumps toxins out of the skin or into the bowels,” writes Gioeli. Gioeli coined the term “organomutagenesis” to replace the word “cancer.” “In extreme cases of life-threatening blood disorder or toxicity, the radical biological response of organomutagenesis is predictable.
Organomutagenesis is a biological, programmed process of creating a unique, original organ [a tumor] to correct the disorder or toxicity.“The survival-motivated process has been misdiagnosed as cancer for decades, if not centuries. Malignancy occurs when organomutagenesis fails to produce a successful new organ. Mutated cells, individually or in the form of tumors, are not the cause of death.
They are a symptom of toxicity or other blood disorder,” Gioeli told me in an interview.While detoxifying one’s body to cooperate with the intent of the cells to correct abnormal blood chemistry will improve chances of remission, not also changing one’s life will just increase the problem.“There are limitations to the successful development and ultimate function of a [benign] tumor in terms of quantity of abnormal substrate which needs to be transformed. It is possible for the level of abuse or toxicity to exceed the capacity of a potential tumor to manage, process, and transform.