The United States government is attempting to conceal the true cause of cancer. It’s a reprehensible effort and one that is not being taken seriously by scientists, health advocates, and most people who have had to deal with this debilitating disease. This is why it’s crucial to understand the facts.
It’s a disease
Cancer is a disease in which the body’s cells multiply and proliferate in an uncontrollable manner. A tumor, or malignant tumor, is a group of cancerous cells that form in an area of the body. They cause symptoms and disrupt nearby tissues and organs.
In many cases, the tumor can spread to other parts of the body. These tumors are often quite large and can even be life threatening. Fortunately, treatments have improved over the past few decades, and cancer has become a less dangerous disease.
Scientists have discovered many different ways to cure cancer, and some may work better than others. However, some patients choose to seek out alternative treatments, citing a lack of evidence to support traditional methods.
The Internet is filled with so-called “miracle cures” for cancer. Some of these claims are based on misunderstandings of scientific research and treatments.
It’s caused by multiple changes in chromosomes
Many cancers that we have diagnosed today may actually have been caused by genetic changes that occurred many years ago. This is a big deal, because the human body is a complex machine. It is made up of trillions of cells, and while the human genome contains information about every cell in your body, there are some genes that are more common in humans than others.
A small number of cases are the result of sporadic genetic mutations, and even those are not inherited from one generation to the next. The majority of cancers that we are diagnosing today are the result of accumulated DNA damage from things like smoking and obesity. We are aging, and our immune systems are weakening, which is a recipe for disaster. Fortunately, researchers have developed new treatments that target abnormal behaviors in cancer cells.
It’s caused by a different energy source than most normal cells
One of the most infamous aspects of cancer is its ability to multiply and spread uncontrollably. These cells will ignore signals that tell them to stop dividing and form tumors. They travel through the bloodstream and lymph system and invade nearby tissue. Some of these tumors are benign, while others may be life threatening.
Cancer is caused by genetic alterations. When genes are altered, they alter the cell’s metabolism and growth patterns. Using a different energy source than the body normally uses, these cells reproduce rapidly.
Scientists have been working to determine how these cells become cancerous. Genetic mutations have been discovered, which can affect the way these cells repair their DNA. This means that some cancers are caused by mutations in mismatch-repair genes, which repair damage to the cells’ DNA. Others are caused by changes in proto-oncogenes, which are involved in normal cell division.
It’s caused by a different immune system
The immune system is a complex organ system that helps defend against infection and illness. It includes white blood cells, cytokines, and lymph.
A recent study has shown that the body’s defenses are able to clear dead brain cells in the case of a stroke. On the other hand, cancer can weaken the immune system, thereby allowing it to attack nearby nerves and other vital organs. This can lead to a number of symptoms, including loss of function in the affected area, headaches, and in extreme cases, strokes.
There are a number of interesting technologies being tested and used by physicians, one being a new immunotherapy. Another is a type of radiation that targets specific tumors.
One of the most notable aspects of the immune system is the role it plays in fighting off microbes. Specifically, the immune system produces antibodies that protect the body against foreign invaders.
It’s caused by a commitment to the “war on cancer”
The War on Cancer failed to achieve its goals. It did not reach its goal because it spent too little on cancer prevention and prevention research.
The war on cancer was a federal government initiative. Through the National Cancer Act of 1971, President Nixon signed into law a commitment to a war on cancer. This act also formally established the National Cancer Institute, the main cancer research agency of the U.S. Public Health Service.
Lasker and his colleagues had long been seeking substantial funding for cancer research. They were able to secure a number of congressional committee hearings and testify before the House and Senate. In the end, a Senate bill modeled after his proposal passed 79 to one, and the House bill kept the same funding for cancer research.