Tag Archives: cancer

Managing Cancer as a Chronic Illness No ratings yet.

By Leslie Vandever Most of us think of cancer as being curable or not-curable, with few—if any—stages in between. But the fact is that many people live with cancer. Their disease might be in remission, or stable: their cancer isn’t gone, but it isn’t growing or spreading. For others, cancer is chronic, and kept under […]

Treat the Tumor or the Patient? No ratings yet.

Should we be treating The Patient or the Tumor? It’s an age old question, treat the Patient or the Tumor? Modern cancer therapies are primarily concerned with ridding the body of tumors. If the tumor shrinks or disappears, modern therapies of chemo, radiation, considers the therapy a success, even if the patient died. If the […]

Change our Thinking about Cancer No ratings yet.

By Dr. Francisco Contreras The enormous failure of conventional therapies are not the result of procedures themselves, but why and how they are used. First, the application is supported on a false premise: Cancerous tumors are the disease. In reality, the tumors are but a symptom of a metabolic failure that allowed them to grow. […]

The War on Cancer: The Beginning No ratings yet.

by Dr. Francisco Contreras, MD.     Eradicating cancer is the greatest challenges medical science has ever faced. No other disease has had more money ore more hours of scientific study devoted to it. Since the 1920’s when the United States government first funded studies on cancer, vast resources have been invested in the search […]

You Become What You Eat: Nutrient Starvation and Obesity No ratings yet.

  by Dr. Francisco Contreras Can a person’s diet accelerate aging? The answer is absolutely yes. Your body functions by depending upon a steady supply of nutrient proteins and other substances needed to keep you going. Although some of the elements are produced internally, most of them are obtained from the food you eat. In […]

Silymarin: A disease-fighting agent No ratings yet.

By Dr. Francisco Contreras Silymarin is a disease-fighting agent derived from milk thistle. Several studies have shown that silymarin is a very strong antioxidant, capable of scavenging both free radicals and reactive oxygen species, which results in a boost to cellular defense mechanisms. For the last twenty years, scientific researchers have also been studying the cancer […]

Every Cancer is Unique No ratings yet.

by Dr. Francisco Contreras Cancers arise by progressive accumulation of random mutations. Each cell has tens of thousands of genes, and each of these genes can be altered in literally hundreds of ways. So each cancer is absolutely unique. Moreover, because cancers tend to acquire mutations more rapidly than healthy cells, they are constantly evolving […]

How Cancer Rises No ratings yet.

by Dr. Francisco Contreras Throughout life, the human body accumulates mutations in the genetic material of its stem cells – cells that retain the capacity to divide. This genetic material (DNA) can be damaged by activated carcinogens derived from the environment, or by oxidant chemicals produced as natural part of cellular metabolism. Mutations can also […]

Fight and Prevent Cancer with Selenium No ratings yet.

The use of selenium in cancer therapy is motivated, in part, by substantial evidence that good selenium nutrition can reduce cancer risk. Dr. Larry Clark, and colleagues, conducted a massive double blind clinical study that recruited over 1,300 American subjects known to be at high risk for skin cancer, but free of any serious cancers […]