Planning for Battle: Cut of Enemy Supply Lines by: Michael Guthrie, R. Ph.
In this series we are
following the strategies laid out in the book 'A Cancer Battle Plan', by
Anne and David Frähm. Specifically the strategies are as follows: know your
enemy, cut off enemy supply lines, rebuild your natural defense system, bring in
reinforcements, maintain morale, and, finally, carefully select your
We pick up here with 'cut off enemy supply lines'.
This is where complementary modalities for cancer become intriguing. Many of
these modalities take advantage of the fact that cancer cells have unique
biochemical characteristics. Rather than destroying all rapidly growing cells
(which is basically what chemotherapy and radiation do), these programs use
'Trojan horse' techniques to capitalize on the weakness of the cancer cells
themselves. For example, unlike nearly every other cell, cancer cells depend on
glucose for survival. Please visit the complementary therapies/dietary
necessities section of canceroption.com for more on the specifics. Basically, by
eliminating simple sugars, one can 'stress' cancer cells by creating an internal
environment that is adverse to their survival.
A Psychological Look at Cancer by: Dr. Douglas
There are psychological aspects and influences which
affect virtually every disease known to man, and cancer is certainly no
exception. How one deals with stress has been shown to be an important factor in
the development of illness and the body's response to that illness.
has been my observation over the years that nearly all cancer victims have had a
highly stressful event, or series of events prior to the onset or diagnosis of
cancer. This major stress usually precedes the diagnosis of cancer by about 2
years, and it is often something beyond the cancer patient's control, such as
the loss of a loved one or loss of a business.
Planning for Battle:
Rebuilding Your Natural Defenses
Many argue that cancer is primarily
a failure of our own defense system. This is not without merit. In the third
part of this series, we will address this theory (immune surveillance
hypothesis) and the relevance of our body's immune system in fighting
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Dr. Susan Love to Announce Cancer-Research Breakthrough
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research that has led to a testing device the can detect pre-cancerous cells up
to eight years earlier than conventional mammography. More...
New Breast Cancer Treatment "Cooks" Tumors
treatment for breast cancer now in preliminary trials in Texas might eliminate
the need for many breast cancer patients to have their tumors surgically
House Approves Breast Cancer Bill
The House on
Thursday approved and sent to President Clinton a bill to help low-income
uninsured women get treatment for breast cancer. More...
Male Breast Cancer - Get Informed!
Breast Cancer does not
only happen to women. The recently launched BreastCancerOption.com also includes
information about male breast cancer. This section is devoted to educating men
of all ages about breast cancer.