Cancer Really A Disease,
Or Just A Survival Mechanism?
no doubt that cancer is more prevalent today than it was fifty
years ago (regardless of population and reporting). Many doctors
say they don't know the cause of cancer, however the cause is
no mystery. There is a cause for every effect. There are some
great minds who have studied the causes of cancer as well as
the solutions to the problem. There is also a desperate need
for more public education on the actual causes so people are
better equipped about prevention.
the modern medical paradigm has not told the truth about cancer
(they likely don't know themselves). To prevent cancer, we need
to understand the process. Most people believe cancer is a disease,
but is it really a disease? There is a plethora of documentation
that proves that cancer is in fact a symptom of many biological
processes in the body. Cancer is not an infectious disease like
polio, whooping cough, mumps, or measles. It is not contagious.
We can't catch cancer from someone else. It is not a bacteria
or a virus whose purpose is to eat the nutrients we have in the
The Cancer Industry
There is a conspiracy of silence regarding
the cancer industry and people who suffer from cancer are entitled
to know the truth. Most of us have heard only one side of the
story. We've all heard about the conventional treatments for
cancer, but we never hear about unconventional methods of actually
preventing the disease.
What does the cancer industry want us to believe cancer to be?
The American Cancer Society says, "Although most of us think of
cancer as a single disease, it is actually a family of more than
100 different types." What does that tell we about cancer? It
tells us that it's insidious, complicated, overwhelming, and
there are many types. It also calls it a disease - not just one,
but over 100 different types of diseases - a whole family of diseases.
This is what we are supposed to believe cancer to be.
We need to be aware that the cancer industry profits more from
cancer treatment than from cancer prevention and cancer cures.
The disease and sickness
industry makes hundreds of billions per year and cancer represents
one of the biggest sources of income to the medical-drug-hospital
industry. There are more people living off cancer than dying from
it. What's wrong with that picture?
In order to fight cancer we are asked to donate more money. But
throwing money at a problem is not the solution. It should not
be a question of raising more money for research, but for steering
the research in the right direction. Generally speaking, we are
a drug-oriented society. We are always looking for a single drug
or a pill that will cure or control the condition. Although drugs
may be effective in controlling the symptoms, no drug or pill
will ever be found to cure cancer. In fact, the outward symptoms
of any health problem is nothing but the body's manifestation
of its own defense and remedial effort to correct the adverse
condition and restore health. Therefore, the effective cure for
any health problem can be accomplished by the body's own extensive
healing mechanism. We are equipped with a marvelous healing system,
more effective than any healing system devised by man. This built-in
healing system is capable of correcting any condition of ill health
if given the proper conditions. Consequently, the first principle
of biological medicine is to create conditions most conducive
to stimulate and activate the body's immune system.
The conventional classification of cancer is defined by location.
If a person has cancer in the bones, it's called "bone cancer";
in the breast, it's called "breast cancer"; in the blood, it's
called "leukemia"; in the lymphatic system, it's called "lymphoma."
So the cancer industry identifies cancer by where it is found
in the body - or in some cases names it after the doctor who discovered
it, or by the particular athlete who had it when it was first
Arthur C. Guyton wrote a book of over 1000 pages called Medical
Physiology. In that book he has dedicated one page to cancer.
So, either he knows very little about cancer, or else he knows
enough about cancer to do the job in one page. He writes, "Cancer
is caused in all instances by a mutation of cellular genes."
How many of us have cells that are mutating? The answer is - we
all do. If we all have cells that are mutating, then why are we
not all dying of cancer? Arthur C. Guyton says, "Indeed it is
believed that all of us are continually forming cells that are
potentially cancerous, but our immune system acts as a scavenger
and nips these abnormal cells in the bud." So according to this
definition, cancer is a single condition. In fact, it is a naturally
occurring condition of the body. It's perfectly normal and natural
to have an immune system, and it's perfectly normal and natural
to have a population of mutant cells. The human body has 75 trillion
cells. We have over 200 different types of cells in the human
body. Some 230,000 cells are created every second, almost 20 billion
per day. The average person has about 1100 mutant cells daily.
system is extremely intelligent and it knows its job well. It
is the most complex and critical component of our body's inherent
defense mechanism. What causes a weakened immune system? Many
elements of the environment we live in today compromise the
defense ability of our immune system. Immune suppressors can
be of the physical or emotional type. Physical immune suppressors
are any chemical material, which is foreign to the body and
not needed for a specific function. They include air and water
pollutants, chemical additives to food and in household cleaners,
pesticides, toxins, the overuse of antibiotics and other drugs
as well as refined sugar. Emotional immune suppressors include
harboring negative emotions such as fear, hate, anger, grief,
anxiety, depression, resentment, frustration, feelings of guilt,
hopelessness and helplessness. Debilitating stress, which overloads
the nervous system, also weakens our immunity.
Is it possible to strengthen the immune system? The answer is
- obviously yes. How can we do that? The first step is to eliminate
all the immune suppressors that can be removed. The next step
is to acquire enough immune enhancers to help with the restoration
of the normal healing mechanism of the body. A healthy diet
and lifestyle is vitally important to maintaining an efficient
system. Replace negative emotions with positive ones. Adopt
a positive, cheerful, hopeful, loving, giving and winning attitude
combined with a diet primarily composed of organically grown
grains, fruits and vegetables. Avoid processed foods containing
artificial additives. Moderate regular exercise is also very
helpful and certain nutritional supplements are known to have
an immune enhancing effects.
The immune system is dedicated to civil defense. It resembles
an army or police force helping with the natural defense and
repair mechanism needed for the prevention of disease. It is
composed primarily of specialized white blood cells and a variety
of organic compounds produced by the immune cells to act as
messengers or regulators. The immune system has the ability
to learn, identify, and then to remember specific antigens that
have been encountered. Modern conventional medicine battles
diseases by means of drugs, surgery, radiation and other therapies.
But true health can only be attained by maintaining a healthy,
properly functioning immune system. It is the immune system
that fights off disease-causing microorganisms, and that engineers
the healing process. The immune system is the key to fighting
every kind of insult to the body. Immunity is partly inherited
and partly shaped by lifestyle. Proper nutrition plays a key
role in maintaining an efficient immune system as do a number
of other factors including adequate rest, emotional stability,
purposeful occupation, a positive attitude, regular exercise,
spiritual support, and consistent water replenishment. What
do these have in common with each other? Balance. When we shape
our lives according to this model, we are able to maintain harmony
in every aspect of our existence - physical, mental, emotional
Does Immunity Fail?
The immune system fails to heal use when this model is unbalanced.
Cancer can be our greatest opportunity to help restore balance
to all aspects of our life, but it can also be the harbinger
of severe trauma and suffering. Either way we are always in
control of our body. To live in a human
body, we must have access to a certain amount of life-sustaining
energy. We may either use this inherent energy in a nourishing
and self-sustaining, or in a destructive and debilitating
way. In case we consciously or unconsciously choose negligence
or self-abuse over loving attention and self-respect, our
body will likely end up having to fight for its life. Cancer
is but one of the many ways the body tries to change the way
we see and treat ourself, including our body. This inevitably
brings up the subject of spiritual health, which plays at
least as important a role in cancer as physical and emotional
Cancer appears to be a highly confusing and unpredictable
disorder. It seems to strike the very happy and the very sad,
the rich and the poor, the smokers
and the non-smokers, the very healthy and the not so healthy.
People from all backgrounds and occupations can have cancer.
However, if we dare look behind the mask of its physical symptoms,
such as the type, appearance and behavior of cancer cells,
we will find that cancer is not as coincidental or unpredictable
as it seems to be.
What makes 50% of western populations so prone to developing
cancer, when the other half has no risk at all? Blaming the
genes for that is but an excuse to cover up ignorance of the
real causes. Besides, any good genetic researcher would tell
we that such a belief is void of any logic and outright unscientific.
Cancer has always been an extremely rare illness, except in
industrialized nations during the past 50 years. Human genes
have not significantly changed for thousands of years. Why
would they change so drastically now, and suddenly decide
to kill scores of people? The answer to this question is amazingly
simple: Damaged or faulty genes do not kill anyone. Cancer
does not kill a person afflicted with it! What kills a cancer
patient is not the tumor, but the numerous reasons behind
cell mutation and tumor growth. These root causes should be
the focus of every cancer
treatment, yet most oncologists typically ignore them.
Constant conflicts, guilt and shame, for example, can easily
paralyze the body's most basic functions, and lead to the
growth of a cancerous tumor. Cancer, the physical disease,
cannot occur unless there is a strong undercurrent of emotional
uneasiness and deep-seated frustration.
Cancer patients typically suffer from lack of self-respect
or worthiness, and often have "unfinished business" in
their life. Cancer can actually be a way of revealing the
source of such inner conflict. Furthermore, cancer can help
them come to terms with such a conflict, and even heal it
altogether. The way to take out weeds is to pull them out
along with their roots. This is how we must treat cancer;
otherwise, it may recur eventually.
The following statement is very important in the consideration
of cancer: "Cancer does not cause a person to be sick; it
is the sickness of the person that causes the cancer." To
treat cancer successfully requires the patient to become whole
again on all levels of his body, mind and spirit. Once the
cancer causes have been properly identified, it will become
apparent what needs to be done to achieve complete recovery.
It is a medical fact that every person has cancer cells in
the body all the time. These cancer cells remain undetectable
through standard tests until they have multiplied to several
billion. When doctors announce to their cancer patients that
the treatments they prescribed had successfully eliminated
all cancer cells, they merely refer to tests that are able
to identify the detectable number of cancerous cells. Standard
treatments may lower the number of cancer cells to an
undetectable level, but this certainly cannot eradicate all
cancer cells. As long as the causes of tumor growth remain
intact, cancer may redevelop at any time and at any rate.
Curing cancer has little to do with getting rid of a group
of detectable cancer cells. Treatments like chemotherapy and
radiation are certainly capable of poisoning or burning many
cancer cells, but they also destroy healthy cells in the bone
marrow, gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys, heart, lungs,
etc., which often leads to permanent irreparable damage of
entire organs and systems in the body. A real cure of cancer
does not occur at the expense of destroying other vital parts
of the body.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of people who were once "successfully"
treated for cancer die from infections, heart attacks, liver
failure, kidney failure and other illnesses because the cancer
treatments generate a massive amount of inflammation and destruction
in the organs and systems of the body. Of course, these causes
of death are not being attributed to cancer. This statistical
omission makes it appear we are making progress in the war
against cancer. However, many more people are dying from the
treatment of cancer than from cancer itself. A real cure or
cancer is achievable only when the causes of excessive growth
of cancer cells have been removed or stopped.
Power in the Word
Cancer is not just a word, but also a statement that refers
to abnormal or unusual behavior of cells in the body. However,
in quite a different context, cancer is referred to as a star
sign. When someone tells us that we are a "cancer", are we
going to tremble with fear of dying? It is unlikely, because
our interpretation of being of the cancer sign does not imply
that we have cancer, the illness. But if our doctor called
we into his office and told we that we had cancer, we would
most likely feel paralyzed, numb, terrified, hopeless, or
all of the above.
The word "cancer" has the potential to play a very disturbing
and precarious role, one that is capable of delivering a death
sentence. Being a cancer patient seems to start with the diagnosis
of cancer, although its causes may have been there for many
years prior to feeling ill. Within a brief moment, the word
"cancer" can turn someone's entire world upside down.
Who or what in this world has bestowed this simple word or
statement with such great power that it can preside over life
and death? Or does it really? Could it actually be that our
collective, social belief that cancer is a killer disease,
in addition to the aggressive treatments that follow diagnosis,
are largely responsible for the current dramatic escalation
of cancer in the Western hemisphere? Too far fetched, we might
say! But cancer can have no power or control over us, unless
we unconsciously allow it to grow in response to the beliefs,
perceptions, attitudes, thoughts, feelings we have, and the
life choices we make.
Would we be just as afraid of cancer if we knew what caused
it or at least understood what its underlying purpose is?
Unlikely so! If truth were told, we would most probably do
everything to remove the causes and, thereby, set the preconditions
for the body to heal itself.
A little knowledge (which is what we call ignorance) is, in
fact, a dangerous thing. Almost everyone, at least in the
industrialized world, knows that drinking water
from a filthy pond or polluted lake can cause life-threatening
diarrhea, but still only few realize that holding on to resentment,
anger and fear, or eating fast foods, chemical additives,
and artificial sweeteners, is no less dangerous than drinking
polluted water; it may just take a little longer to kill a
person than tiny amoeba can.
We all know that if the foundation of a house is strong, the
house can easily withstand external challenges, such as a
violent storm. As we will see, cancer is merely an indication
that there is something missing in our body and in life as
a whole. Cancer shows that life as a whole (physical, mental
and spiritual) stands on shaky grounds and is quite fragile,
to say the least. It would be foolish for a gardener to water
the withering leaves of a tree when he knows so well that
the real problem is not where it appears to be, namely, on
the symptomatic level (of withered leaves). By watering the
roots of the plant, he naturally attends to the causative
level, and consequently, the plant regenerates itself swiftly
To the trained eye of a gardener, the symptom of withering
leaves is not a dreadful disease. He recognizes that the dehydrated
state of these leaves is but a direct consequence of withdrawn
nourishment that they need in order to sustain themselves
and the rest of the plant.
Although this example from nature may appear to be a simplistic
analogy, it offers a profound understanding of very complex
disease processes in the human body. It accurately describes
one of the most powerful and fundamental principles controlling
all life forms on the planet. However skilled we may have
become in manipulating the functions of our body through the
tools of allopathic medicine, this basic, highly evolved principle
of evolution cannot be suppressed or violated without paying
the hefty price of side-effect-riddled suffering and pain
- physically, emotionally and spiritually.
I fervently challenge the statement that cancer is a killer
disease. Furthermore, I will demonstrate that cancer is not
a disease at all. Many people who received a "terminal" cancer
sentence actually defied the prognosis and experienced total
The Need for Answers
There is no cancer that has not been survived by someone,
regardless how far advanced it was. If even one person has
succeeded in healing his cancer, there must be a mechanism
for it, just as there is a mechanism for creating cancer.
Every person on the planet has the capacity for both. If we
have been diagnosed with cancer, we may not be able to change
the diagnosis, but it is certainly in our power to alter the
destructive consequences that it (the diagnosis) may have
on us. The way we see the cancer and the steps we take following
the diagnosis are some of the most powerful determinants of
our future wellness, or the lack of it.
The indiscriminate reference to "cancer" as being a killer
disease by professionals and lay people alike has turned cancer
into a disorder with tragic consequences for the majority
of today's cancer patients and their families. Cancer has
become synonymous to extraordinary suffering, pain and death.
This is true despite the fact that 90-95 percent of all cancers
appear and disappear out of their own accord. There is not
a day that passes without the body making millions of cancer
cells. Some people, under severe temporary stress make more
cancer cells than usual and form clusters of cancerous cells
that disappear again once they feel better. Secretions of
the DNA's anticancer drug, Interleukin II, drop under physical
and mental duress and increase again when relaxed and joyful.
Thus, most cancers vanish without any form of medical intervention
and without causing any real harm.
Right at this moment, there are millions of people walking
around with cancers in their body without having a clue that
they have them. Likewise, there are millions of people who
heal their cancers without even knowing it. Overall, there
are many more spontaneous remissions of cancer than there
are diagnosed and treated cancers.
The truth is, relatively few cancers actually become "terminal."
However, once diagnosed, the vast majority of all cancers
are never even given a chance to disappear on their own. They
are promptly targeted with an arsenal of deadly weapons of
cell destruction such as chemotherapy drugs, radiation and
the surgical knife. The problem with cancer patients is that,
terrified by the diagnosis, they submit their bodies to all
these cut/burn/poison procedures that, more likely than not,
lead them to the day of final sentencing, "We have to tell
you with our deepest regret there is nothing more that can
be done to help you."
The most pressing question is not how advanced or dangerous
a cancer is, but what we need to do to not end up dying from
it. Why do some people go through cancer as if it were the
flu? Are they just lucky or is there a mechanism at work that
triggers the healing? In other words, what is that element
that prevents the body from healing cancer naturally, or what
is that hidden element that makes cancer so dangerous, if
it is dangerous at all?
The answers to all these queries lie with the response of
the person who has the cancer, and not with the degree of
"viciousness" or advanced stage it appears to have progressed
to. Do we believe that cancer is a disease? we will most likely
answer with a "yes," given the 'informed' opinion that the
medical industry and mass media have fed to the masses for
many decades. Yet, the most pressing yet rarely asked question
remains: "Why do we think cancer is a disease?" we may say:
"Because I know cancer kills people every day." I would question
we further: "How do we know that it is the cancer that kills
people?" we would probably argue that most people who have
cancer die, so obviously it must be the cancer that kills
them. Besides, we may reason, all the expert doctors tell
Although there is no scientific proof whatsoever that cancer
is a disease (versus a survival mechanism), most people will
insist that it is a disease because this is what they were
told to believe. Yet their belief is only hearsay information
based on other people's opinions. These other people heard
it from someone else. Eventually, the "truth" of cancer being
a disease can be traced to some doctors who expressed their
subjective feelings or beliefs about what they observed and
wrote about in some review articles or medical reports. Other
doctors agreed with their opinion, and before long, it became
a "well-established" fact that cancer is a vicious illness
that somehow gets hold of people in order to kill them. However,
the truth of the matter may be quite different.
Wisdom of Cancer Cells
Cancer cells are not part of a malicious disease process.
When cancer cells spread (metastasize) throughout the body,
it is not their purpose or goal to disrupt the body's vitals
functions, infect healthy cells and obliterate their host
(the body). Self-destruction is not the theme of any cell
unless, of course, it is old and worn-out and ready to be
turned-over and replaced. Cancer cells, like all other cells,
know that if the body dies, they will die as well. Just because
some people assume that cancer cells are there to destroy
the body does not mean cancer cells have such a purpose or
A cancerous tumor is neither the cause of progressive destruction
nor does it actually lead to the death of the body. There
is nothing in a cancer cell that has even remotely the ability
to kill anything. What eventually leads to the demise of an
organ or the entire body is the wasting away of cell tissue
resulting from continued deprivation of nutrients and life
force. The drastic reduction or shutdown of vital nutrient
supplies to the cells of an organ is not primarily a consequence
of a cancerous tumor, but actually its biggest cause.
By definition, a cancer cell is a normal, healthy cell that
has undergone genetic mutation to the point that it can live
in an anaerobic surrounding (an environment where oxygen
is not available). In other words, if we deprive a group of
cells of vital oxygen (their primary source of energy), some
of them will die, but others will manage to alter their genetic
software program and mutate in a most ingenious way: the cells
will be able to live without oxygen and derive some of their
energy needs from such things as cellular metabolic waste
It may be easier to understand the cancer cells phenomenon
when comparing it with the behavior of common microorganisms.
Bacteria, for example, are divided into two main groups, aerobic
and anaerobic, meaning, those that need to use oxygen and
those that can live without it. This is important to understand
since we have more bacteria
in our body than we have cells. Aerobic bacteria thrive in
an oxygenated environment. They are responsible for helping
us with the digestion of food and manufacturing of important
nutrients, such as B-vitamins. Anaerobic bacteria, on the
other hand, can appear and thrive in an environment where
oxygen does not reach. They break down waste materials, toxic
deposits and dead, worn-out cells.
The body sees the cancer as being such an important defense
mechanism that it even causes the growth of new blood vessels
to guarantee the much-needed supply of glucose and, therefore,
survival and spreading of the cancer cells. It knows that
cancer cells do not cause but, prevent death; at least for
a while, until the wasting away of an organ leads to the demise
of the entire organism. If the trigger mechanisms for cancer
(causal factors) are properly taken care of, such an outcome
can be avoided.
The fact that our immune
system protects us against cancer is only partially true.
On the one hand, the immune system readily destroys the millions
of cancer cells that a healthy human body produces as part
of the daily turnover of 30 billion cells. On the other hand,
the immune system takes no action to eradicate cancer cells
that develop in response to a build up of toxins,
congestion and emotional stress.
Cancers and all other tissues in the body are larded with
cancer-killing white cells, such as T-cells. In the case of
kidney cancer and melanomas, for example, white cells make
up 50 per cent of the mass of the cancers. Since these T-cells
easily recognize foreign or mutated cell tissue such as cancer
cells, we would expect these immune cells to attack canc er
cells right away. However, the immune system allows cancer
cells to recruit it to actually increase and spread the cancer
to other parts of the body. Cancer cells produce specific
proteins that tell the immune cells to leave them alone and
help them to grow
Why would the immune system want to collaborate with cancer
cells to make more or larger tumors? Because cancer is a survival
mechanism, not a disease. The body uses the cancer to keep
deadly carcinogenic substances and caustic metabolic waste
matter away from the lymph and blood and, therefore, from
the heart, brain and other vital organs. Killing off cancer
cells would in fact jeopardize its survival. Cleansing the
body of accumulated toxins
and waste products through the various cleansing
methods removes the need for cancer.
Cancer is not a disease; it is the final and most desperate
survival mechanism the body has at its disposal. It only takes
control of the body when all other measures of self-preservation
have failed. To truly heal cancer and what it represents in
a person's life we must come to the understanding that the
reason the body allows some of its cells to grow in abnormal
ways is in its best interest and not an indication that it
is about to destroy itself. Cancer is a healing attempt by
the body for the body. Blocking this healing attempt can destroy
the body. Supporting the body in its healing efforts can save
Bruce Lipton on Epigenetics
this fascinating video, Bruce Lipton explains how your thoughts,
and the thoughts of those around you, can directly influence
the state of your health. Amazingly, the power of thought
can affect the expression of your genes -- and even potentially