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How chemotherapy doesn’t work

Chemotherapy never kills an entire tumor the first round, but only takes out a percentage of cancer cells, called the “fractional kill”. The goal with chemotherapy is to repeat treatment cycles six times to knock down tumor cell population – … Continue reading

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A grossly misguided trust:

A very recent study published in the journal Stem Cells found that radiation therapy for cancer treatment reprogrammed breast cancer cells into “induced breast cancer stem cells”. If that wasn’t enough, even if the radiation kills half of the tumor … Continue reading

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Radiation wipes out stem cells

Ionizing radiation exposure, whether accidental or deliberate, can be fatal. This is because of the widespread destruction that radiation does to hematopoietic stem cells in the bone marrow that make all blood cells. Some cancer treatments irradiate malignancies to destroy … Continue reading

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The cure kills more than the disease:

The treatment of metastatic breast cancer with radiotherapy and surgically hacking apart the breasts after initial chemotherapy treatment provides absolutely NO benefit to patients according to a 2013 clinical trial. In fact, the over-treated cancers had a 7% higher death … Continue reading

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