Research: Chemotherapy can cause metastasis

metastasis

First, it is important to know what is metastasis: it is basically the spread of cancer cells from the place where they first formed to another part of the body.

In metastasis, cancer cells break away from the original (primary) tumor, travel through the blood or lymph system, and form a new tumor in other organs or tissues of the body. The new, metastatic tumor is the same type of cancer as the primary tumor. For example, if breast cancer spreads to the lung, the cancer cells in the lung are breast cancer cells, not lung cancer cells.

A new research at Israel’s Technion alarmingly reveals that the body acts to assist the tumor because it wrongly identifies chemotherapy as damaging.

In a series of research studies on animals, human cancer tumor cultures and indirectly also on cancer patients themselves, Prof. Yuval Shaked and his team found that while chemotherapy destroys the tumor, it encourages the development of metastasis tumors. This takes place since the body identifies chemotherapy as an attack on the body itself and mobilizes all systems for the least desirable cause – saving the tumor.

What does this series of research studies say? It identifies a real need to find a new solution, in which chemotherapy is applied in a way that reduces the damage caused as much as possible, while preserving its benefits.

“It has been known and evident for years that cancer tumors become resistant to chemotherapy and turn ever more aggressive over time, but estimates had been that this entire development takes place inside the cancer cells themselves, the cells that remained in the body despite the damage of chemotherapy,” Shaked explains. “Following our research, it appears that the reality is somewhat more complex. It seems that resistance is developed not only by tumor cells, but by the patient’s entire body. Resistance to the treatment is directed by the body. (…)This is true not only for chemotherapy, but for any intervention aimed at damaging the tumor. Once the tumor is harmed, the body tries to help.”

So, the resistance of cancer to treatment, the fact that treatment becomes less effective over time, is caused by the body and not the cancer cells themselves.

It is important to remind you that Soursop / Graviola is an excellent complement to chemotherapy treatments. Moreover, it can also help reducing the symptoms related to chemotherapy sessions, especially weight loss, hair loss, vomiting, dizziness, and nausea.

Also, the active ingredients present in Graviola/Soursop leaves, are believed to cause the death of cancer cells by oxygen deprivation, energy and sugar deprivation (sugar, which is considered the main ingredient for cancer cells).

But, it is strictly not advised to stop or replace your conventional treatment with Soursop treatment. We kindly remind you to consult your doctor always before taking any dietary supplement.

Learn more about this research here.

Stay healthy, be happy!


Sources:

https://www.cancer.gov/

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