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Cancer Defined


Cancer is not a local disease, but it may be a bump, lump, tumor, or blood dyscrasia resulting from an invading virus or carcinogen.  Therefore, treatment is directed to cleansing the body and the blood stream, as well as the liver, spleen an bowel.

Since one of the important functions of  the body's immune system is to eliminate all materials that should not be in the body, when an embryonic cell becomes cancerous it is immediately recognized as a foreign cell and is rejected and destroyed by the immune system.  Cancer and other degenerative diseases take hold in the body and grow when the immune system is depressed or malfunctioning.  Therefore, anything that depresses the immune system can eventually help lead to cancer.  These factors include:

  • No relationship with God
  • Poor Nutrition (Malnutrition)
  • Poor elimination from the eliminative organs (liver, bowels, kidneys, skin, lungs)
  • Poor health habits
  • Lack of exercise or insufficient exercise of the proper kind
  • Silver amalgam fillings and other exposures to toxic/carcinogenic substances
  • Stress - physical and emotional

Proverbs 26:2 tells us that there is no curse without a cause.  the seven factors listed above are not all the causes, but they are the major ones.  Reason tells us that if something is causing a problem, the best way to cure the  problem is to remove its cause.  Experience tells us that there are certain things we can do to reverse the course of disease, to help the immune system gain the advantage again.

How Cancer Develops
A Cancer is a cell that has lost its normal control mechanism and thus has unregulated growth.  Cancer can develop from any tissue within any organ.  As cancer cells grow and multiply, they form a mass of cancerous tissue that invades adjacent tissues and can spread (metastasize) around the body.

Cancer cells develop from normal cells in a complex process called initiation, in which a change in the cell's genetic material primes the cell to become cancerous.  The change is in the cell's genetic material is brought about by an agent call a carcinogen, such as a chemical, virus, radiation, or sunlight.  However, not all cells are equally susceptible to carcinogens.  A genetic flaw in the cell or another agent, called a promoter, may make it more susceptible.  Even chronic physical irritation may make cells more susceptible to becoming cancerous.  In the next step, a cell that has been initiated becomes cancerous.  Promotion has no effect on non-initiated cells.  Thus, several factors are involved.  Often the combination of a susceptible cell and a carcinogen, are needed to cause cancer.  In the process by which a normal cell becomes a cancerous cell, ultimately its' DNA undergoes change.  Changes in a cell's genetic material are often hard to detect, but sometimes a change in the size or shape of a one specific chromosome indicates a certain  type of cancer.  For example, an abnormal chromosome called the Philadelphia chromosome is found in about 80 percent of the people with chronic myelocytic leukemia.  Genetic changes have also been identified in brain tumors and cancers of the colon, breast, lung and bone.

A series of chromosomal changes may be needed for some cancers to develop.  Studies of familial polyposis of the colon (a hereditary intestinal disorder in which polyps develop and become cancerous) have suggested how this might work in colon cancer.  The normal lining of the colon begins to grow more actively (hyperproliferate) because the cells no longer have a suppressor gene or chromosome 5 that normally controls the growths of the lining.  A slight change in DNA then promotes changes to form an adenoma (a benign tumor).  Another gene makes the adenoma grow more actively.  The subsequent loss of a suppressor gene or chromosome 18 further stimulates the adenoma.  Finally, the loss of a gene or chromosome 17 converts the benign adenoma.  Additional changes may make the cancer metastasize.

Even when a cell becomes cancerous, the immune system can often destroy it before it replicates and becomes established as a cancer.  Cancer is more likely to develop when the immune system isn't functioning normally, as in people with AIDS.


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