Become a Fan and "Like" us on FB

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

HEALTH WORLD# IMMUNOTHERAPY # IN DICK PELLETIER'S FUTURIST BLOG

Ray Blanco
Cancer is moving up in the world lately. It’s the leading cause of death in the United Kingdom, and it will soon become the biggest killer in the United States. I had my own brush with this threat at the ripe old age of 20. Thankfully, I’m still alive, thanks to technology that became available by the 1990s. Only a few decades sooner and I’d just be a memory.
Unfortunately, millions of lives are still prematurely ended by a disease caused by cells gone haywire. Today, I’m going to tell you one important way that will change — and how you will be able to profit in both wealth and health.
It isn’t so much that cancer is deadlier than it used to be in times past, by the way. I’m living proof of that. We are constantly improving our ability to fight the disease, and we make progress every year as new diagnostic tests or therapies become available. The reason cancer is moving up the ranks is because of relative improvement compared with other life-enders — we’ve become much better at dealing with other big killers, like heart disease, than with cancer.
Growing tumors would sometimes shrink after a bad fever caused by a systemic infectious disease.
Overall, we live longer, of course. But the flip side of living longer is that cancer rates tend to rise as we age. Since we now escape cardiovascular ravages at greater rates than ever before, our cells reach ages where they become more prone to malignant mutation.
Cancer is tough because it isn’t a single disease, but a group of diseases. The more we learn about it, the more complex it appears.
In addition, cancer is highly adaptive. Like the Borg, that alien race of cybernetic aliens from Star Trek, it can quickly adjust and neutralize our most powerful weapons. Not only is cancer complex at the cellular level, but we are also learning that a tumor can contain different kinds of cancer cells, making it much like an organism in that sense. We may be able to develop a drug that can wipe out one kind of cancer cell, but others can survive and regrow a tumor — I’ll tell you more about that shortly

No comments: