Between 2005 and 2015,
cancer cases increased by 33 percent and the number of new cases is
expected to rise by about 70% over the next just two decades under
the current global disease promoting paradigm.
Breast cancer is one of
the most prevalent forms of cancer and the idea that while trying to
make it better we are actually making it WORSE is undoubtedly
terrifying for everyone.
The scientists found that healthy cells damaged by chemotherapy secreted more of a protein called WNT16B which boosts cancer cell survival.
Usually, the strategy is
to use the poison to shrink the tumor before surgery, when the bulk
of the cancer is cut off.
However, the main tumor body is not necessarily the most dangerous aspect of cancer.
90% of patients that pass away from cancer do so because the cancer has spread throughout the body to other organs and tissues.
For example, breast cancer cells can get into the bloodstream and get transported to the bones, to the lungs and to the liver. This process in known as metastasis and is unquestionably the most dangerous side of cancer.
Unfortunately, in many
cases after the cancer is removed and the patient undergoes more
chemotherapy there will be signs that some cancer cells have escaped
the surgery and have started growing elsewhere. It might take a long
time - even decades is some cases, but metastasis is sadly a very
Each TMEM site is a spot where cancer cells are likely to make a transition between the tissue they are from and the bloodstream - which acts as a very effective transportation system to carry cancer cells throughout the body. Ingeniously, in this particular piece of research scientists use three molecules that are known to be very highly present at TMEM sites.
Therefore, counting the number of spots where these molecules are highly expressed is a by-proxy way of measuring how many opportunities breast cancer cells have to make that fatal move out of the breast tissue and into the bloodstream.
The study also shows that neoadjuvant chemotherapy increases the number of TMEM sites - which means there is an increased risk for cancer cells to metastasize.
Given these data it is
unsurprising that in the mice that are used as a model in this study
the use of chemotherapy leads to an increased amount of metastasis.
Chemotherapy is a Waste of Money... and Lives
Peter Glidden, BS, ND in the video above describes the 12-year meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology which observed adults who had developed cancer and treated with chemotherapy.
The 12-year study looked
at adults who had developed cancer as an adult.