What is Cancer ?
We have a system of controlling the growth of cells in our body. When the cells in our body, bypassing all the signal that our body give to them, start growing uncontrollably, we get cancer. There are more than 100 types of cancer, including breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and lymphoma.
Popular Known Causes
There are 3 types of causes of cancer –
Physical causes – X-rays, UV rays, gamma rays etc.
Chemical causes – Alfatoxin, acylamide etc.
Biological causes – some viruses etc.
Chemotherapy aims to kill cancerous cells with medications that target rapidly dividing cells. The drugs can help shrink tumors, but the side effects are severe.
Hormone therapy involves taking medications that change how certain hormones work or interfere with the body’s ability to produce them. When hormones This is a common approach with breast and prostate cancer.
Immunotherapy uses medications and other treatments to boost the immune system and encourage it to fight cancerous cells. Two examples of these treatments are checkpoint inhibitors and adoptive cell transfer.
Radiation therapy uses high-dose radiation to kill cancerous cells. Also, a doctor may recommend using radiation to shrink a tumor before surgery or reduce tumor-related symptoms. However, radiation therapy can itself cause cancer.
Stem cell transplant can be especially beneficial for people with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia or lymphoma. It involves removing cells, such as red or white blood cells, that chemotherapy or radiation has destroyed. Lab technicians then strengthen the cells and put them back into the body.
Surgery is often a part of a treatment plan when a person has a cancerous tumor. Also, a surgeon may remove lymph nodes to reduce or prevent the disease’s spread.
Have you ever wondered why cancer is increasing in our world day by day and has become the 2nd leading cause of death ? The answer is SIMPLE, genes do not change in 50 years or so, it is the sudden lifestyle change of human beings in those 50 years that the real culprit. But you were eating what a normal balanced diet prescribe right? milk, vegetables, ghee, pulses and grains, then why did you got cancer ? You got cancer because what you think is normal diet is not really “NORMAL”. People find hard to get any kind of animal based foods like milk, ghee, paneer, meat etc 50 years before. These were like a luxury like an Iphone! And the reality is, earlier it was seen that the luxurious life living families were the people where the cancer incidence was most prevalent. But as the green revolution occurred and food become cheap, these diseases start growing and now cancer can strike to anyone, anytime, without any remainder.
Here are some of the principles of Dr, T Colin Campbell (Professor of Biochemistry at Cornell University and one of the leading figure in the world of cancer and nutrition research) –
Although genes are the fundamental foundation for all biological effects, it is proper nutrition that controls the expression of these genes, upregulating good genes and downregulating bad genes.
Nutritional effects cannot be ascribed to the effects of individual nutrients—that’s pharmacology—but to the collective effects of countless nutrients and related chemicals.
Formation of so-called chronic diseases (cardiovascular, neoplastic, autoimmune, metabolic) should not be described by a single, rate-limiting mechanism but by a multiplicity of highly integrated mechanisms that seem to act in symphony.
Altering disease development and/or its reversal by single chemical (i.e., drug) intervention does not make much sense.
Cancer is reversible by nutritional means.
Animal proteins, as a group, have distinctly different biological properties from plant proteins, as a group.
Observations on animal protein associations with health and disease outcomes among human cohorts and populations include both direct biological effects of protein as well as indirect effects of nutrients that are displaced by the consumption of high protein diets