What Exactly Is Cancer?

Cancer means the growth of tumors. It’s a category that includes a broad range of (what your doctor calls) “diseases.” These include lymph system cancers called “lymphoma,” blood borne cancers like “leukemia,” and skin cancers such as “melanoma.” Obviously, not all cancers involve tumors.
As you will see, I do not believe cancer, or any other degenerative condition, is a “disease.” More accurately, it is a “reaction.” Usually, it is a reaction to the lifestyle choices you have made over the last several years. Where emotional trauma or root canal teeth are not involved, the cause is almost always diet.
About 3 to 4% of all cancers stem from inherited genes. The other 96 to 97% are caused by a breakdown in cellular communication. Attempts to explain the cause of this breakdown vary widely. Some say that “microbes” inside the cells create the cancer cells; others say “free radicals” damage the DNA; others say a coating of indigestible proteins on the cell membrane; others say a drop in the cell’s “voltage;” others say acidity. As you can see, the exact cause is not agreed upon by all experts. 
One thing is certain: If your body (particularly your immune system) is healthy enough to fight off all the toxins it takes in or which reside in it, you don’t get the “reaction” called cancer.
One thing common to all cancers is damage to the DNA in the cell nucleus. This DNA is duplicated with every cell division. Average adults have 75 trillion cells in their body. Once again – 75,000,000,000,000 cells. 99% of the cells in our bodies are called “somatic” cells. All of our cells except brain and nerve cells get replaced thousands or hundreds of thousands of times during our lifetime. In seven years this process of cell division and death replaces virtually every cell in our bodies. 
Another way to look at this is that every day about 29 billion cells get replaced in our body. Why is this important? Because inevitably “mistakes” occur during this process, probably from one of the “causes” mentioned above. If these mistakes in the cell’s DNA occur only .003% (three thousandths of a percent) of the time, we produce a million cancer cells every day. This is probably conservative. A billion (with a “b”) cancer cells are about the size of the eraser on a pencil. 
Division Problems 
When a cell divides, the DNA in that cell is copied and passed on to the new cell. But the DNA in any one cell can become damaged. Pieces of the instructions on the genes can get knocked out or changed – mutated. 
If this mutation occurs in the wrong place – in an active gene, for instance – it can disrupt the function of the cell, causing it to lose its ability to survive with normal “respiration.” Yes, each cell breathes in oxygen and breathes out energy. 

Your beautiful body includes a regulatory system that is mind- boggling. For example, when you get a simple cut on your hand, your cells go to work to repair the damage. When enough cells have gathered around the cut to heal it, the cells stop dividing. Ever wonder why? Because there is a “suicide gene” in the DNA which says “Enough, already.”  
Not only is the total number of cells kept in check, but also “proofreader” genes in the DNA look for abnormalities in the cell. When they find one, they either fix it or kill the cell. They are on duty 24/7. Isn’t this stuff amazing?  
Your immune system (about 20 trillion of the 75 trillion cells) also kills off these damaged cells by the millions every day. It is your second line of defense against abnormal cells.  
So, cancerous (dividing out of control) cells occur in our body every day. If the cell’s own “policing” mechanisms fail, the immune system needs to recognize this “wayward” cell and kill it. But, the immune system is nothing but specialized cells. The immune system’s 130 different types of cells live in the same “environment” as the rest of our body’s cells. What if they are weakened by the same process that caused the dividing cell’s “abnormality” – what then?  
The cell has lost its “suicide” function. The “proofreader” gene missed the mistake. Your immune system is too weak to provide its normal second line of defense. Result: The Big C. 
The cancer cells usually travel to the weakest and most acid organ in your body and you have a tumor. The cancer tumor grows because the “daughter” cells inherit the same abnormal genes. When it is finally diagnosed, the cancer tumor has often been growing for 5-15 years. 
The Cancer Tumor 
Let’s take a look at a typical cancer tumor. Let’s say it is in the colon, for example. A tumor (a symptom of cancer) is some number (usually billions) of cancer cells surrounded by tissue. Cancer cells cannot grow tissue. In fact, they are relatively “dumb” cells. The cancer tumor is our body’s “emergency response” to abnormal cells which are out of control. Our body tries to “wall them off” from the rest of its cells to limit the damage.  
Of course, the cancer cells continue to divide out of control and the tumor grows. At some point, the effect of the tumor is “recognized” by you or your doctor. You feel a lump or you experience abnormal bleeding or pain, for example. Typically, at that point, your cancer doctor will perform some sort of exploratory “procedure.” Usually, this is a “biopsy.” A biopsy is literally poking a hole in the tumor tissue to remove a sample of the cells inside the tumor for testing in the lab. 

How healthy do you think this is? Well, you’re right. It is not healthy. Breaking the integrity of the tissue around the tumor frequently results in the spread of the cancer cells. Without this “procedure,” they might have otherwise remained “contained” inside the tumor tissue. 
Removal of the tumor using surgery always has the same effect. The surgeon says “We got it all,” when, in fact, he/she got most of the cancer cells and some escaped this “procedure.” So, is it always smart to refuse biopsies and surgery? Biopsies, yes. Surgery, no. There are rare instances where surgery or “gamma knife” procedures to “debulk” the tumor are necessary – some brain tumors and colon tumors, for example. 
You want to know what I would do? Simply avoid any “procedure” which might cause the spread (metastasis) of the cancer cells unless my life was immediately at stake. I know that a tumor will rarely kill me, whether it is malignant (growing) or not. With a regimen (see Chapter 5) which will bring almost all cancers under control within six weeks, there is rarely a need for invasive “procedures.” 


Source :-Cancer-Free — Your Guide To Gentle, Non-Toxic Healing,

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