- Posted May 11, 2014 by
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Living with a rare disease?
Finding a more effective cancer drug-based therapy in the midst of traditional and alternative treatments that have never worked
One can’t help but have compassion for the hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of people who turn to Google each and every day seeking a cure for cancer, using the search engine to uncover the best way to approach treatment.
Google reports that more than 200,000 monthly searches come into the search engine for information about lymphoma, followed by terms like breast cancer, leukemia, melanoma, prostate cancer and colon cancer in their wake. But what advice are these users landing upon during their desperate searches? Are they aware of facts that might surprise them concerning long-held thoughts about conventional cancer treatments?
The reality of conventional chemotherapy and radiation
According to Dr. Frank Arguello of the Atavistic Chemotherapy Cancer Clinic, a diagnosis of breast cancer prior to 1940 – well before the days of conventional modern day chemotherapy treatments and so-called advanced medicine – did not always mean an immediate dire ending for the one receiving the news. In fact, surgery performed at the onset of the breast cancer being discovered would, 90% of the time, result in the patient still being alive after a full decade had elapsed.
All cancers are potentially curable if removed completely with surgery. But cancers that have escaped curability with surgery and have migrated (metastasized) to other organs in the body remain incurable. This fact has not changed for centuries for 98% of the cancers that affect humans. Only a mere 2% of cancers can be eradicated with traditional chemotherapy and radiation treatments even if they have metastasized to other organs. They are the testicular seminoma, some pediatric malignancies such as leukemias, and the Hodgkin and Burkitt’s lymphomas.
Unfortunately, however, a recent study at the Danna-Farber Cancer Center in Boston found after interviewing 1,200 patients with incurable (metastatic) lung and colon cancers that 70 to 80% of them believed that the chemotherapy they were receiving in the hospital could cure them. Even worse is the recent finding from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute in Seattle, which revealed that conventional chemotherapy can’t just make cancers more resistant to treatments, but it can even encourage them to grow.
We can’t cure what we do not understand
However, by redefining the approach to how we view the disease these days, Dr. Arguello believes he has found a more logical explanation of the nature and behavior of cancer cells, and potentially a more effective way to treat various types of cancers. This concept was published by Dr. Arguello in a book titled Atavistic Metamorphosis: A New and Logical Explanation of the Biological Nature of Cancer Cells.
He explains that this hypothesis has been postulated by other cancer researchers many times over the last century, but simply ignored. The explanation has to do with the evolutionary origin of our cells, along with those of other animals and plants. Our cells are descendants from "aggressive” unicellular organisms, similar to modern day bacteria, fungi and protozoa. These are cells that have a life of their own, independent from one another, and struggle for their own survival on Earth.
Cancer appears to be a return or de-evolution of a cell from our body, or that in animals or plants, to its ancestral unicellular life form, through a biological phenomenon known as Atavism (a return to a past form or expression of past evolutionary traits). In other words, cancer is a cellular atavism in which a cell from an individual in the high scale of evolution returns to its independent, unicellular form and proliferates to create a different cell colony independent of the rest of the body. It is from there that humans, animals and plants develop cancers. However, cancer does not occur in unicellular organisms (bacteria, protozoa and fungi) because their behavior is what we call "cancer” when our own cells start behaving like them: meaning, uncontrolled proliferation, invasion and migration to different organs in search of food, developing resistance to drugs, and eventually becoming powerful and disruptive enough to cause death to the host.
The improved results in patients presented by Dr. Arguello with photographs of breast and lung cancers before and after his treatment are simply spectacular.
Watch this YouTube video to learn more about the revolutionary new approach.