I know people have been asking that question for like forever and honestly I was wondering based on what someone told me a while back about chemotherapy not working anymore and how it even increases the cancer rather than cure it. I had to go do my research and this is what I found…

In particularly large tumours, such as large lymphomas, some patients develop tumour lysis syndrome from the rapid breakdown of malignant cells. Although prophylaxis is available and is often initiated in patients with large tumours, this is a dangerous side effect that can lead to death if left untreated (Wikipedia)

Here we can see that this mainly has to do with large tumours. But it is saying here that if left untreated it may lead to death. How then do you know you have tumour lysis syndrome? What if no one is able to tell me I got it? Will I be left to die just like that?

From the website of the American Cancer Society, this is what I saw… as regards chemotherapy.

The cancer most often linked to chemotherapy as the cause is a type of leukaemia called acute myelogenous leukaemia (AML). Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL) is also a chemotherapy-related cancer and may make up about 5% to 10% of acute leukaemia caused by chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy is known to be a higher risk factor than radiation therapy in causing leukaemia. Studies of patients treated in the 1970s and 1980s have shown an increased risk of AML after certain types of chemotherapy drugs called alkylating agents were used to treat cancers like Hodgkin disease, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), ovarian, lung, and breast cancer… More recently, evidence has suggested that the class of chemotherapy drugs called anthracyclines may also cause AML. Examples of anthracyclines include the drugs doxorubicin (Adriamycin®), daunorubicin, and epirubicin (Ellence®). These drugs are also topoisomerase II inhibitors, but are less likely to cause leukaemia than etoposide, teniposide, and mitoxantrone.

This is scary right??? So what do we do? Well, we avoid cancer all together. That could be achieved through avoiding radiation, the consumption of alcohol, smoking, having a plant based or low fat diet, a reduced intake of sugar and starched diet, a reduced intake of red meat and also a reduced intake of salt.

Also I heard that we should not drink frozen table water and we shouldn’t use plastic paper to microwave our food…

Seems hard right? We can do it. Cancer must go!!!

By Harry Itie

From YADA December 2009


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