About Cancer 2017-09-19T18:45:18+00:00


What is Cancer?

Cancer is a group of diseases in which the body produces an excess of malignant cells (known as cancerous), with growth and division beyond the normal limits (invasion of surrounding tissue and sometimes metastasis).

These properties differentiate benign from malignant tumors, which are limited and do not invade or metastasize. Normal cells at the contact with neighboring cells inhibit reproduction, but malignant cells do not follow this process.

So.. what is cancer?

  • Cancer is a cellular dysfunction
  • Cancer is a cellular battle, it is a battle of cells, good vs bad

Characteristics of a malignant cell

  • Malignant cells are part of you, it is a cell that has become rebellious
  • They know how your body works
  • They can hide from the immune system
  • In order for a tumor to be developed, more cells need to turn in to malignant cells
  • A tumor is the physical manifestation of cancer, cancer is not a tumor

What is Cancer?

Cancer is a group of diseases in which the body produces an excess of malignant cells (known as cancerous), with growth and division beyond the normal limits (invasion of surrounding tissue and sometimes metastasis).

These properties differentiate benign from malignant tumors, which are limited and do not invade or metastasize. Normal cells at the contact with neighboring cells inhibit reproduction, but malignant cells do not follow this process.

So.. what is cancer?

  • Cancer is a cellular dysfunction
  • Cancer is a cellular battle, it is a battle of cells, good vs bad

Characteristics of a malignant cell

  • Malignant cells are part of you, it is a cell that has become rebellious
  • They know how your body works
  • They can hide from the immune system
  • In order for a tumor to be developed, more cells need to turn in to malignant cells
  • A tumor is the physical manifestation of cancer, cancer is not a tumor

Cancer can be defined as a chain of events interlocking between your mind, body and environment resulting in a chronically dysfunction, ending in a malignant cellular transformation.

i.e. we can have 2 patients (or 2 million for that matter) with the same apparent cancer diagnosis, one with an entirely different medical background than the other, they both share the same end type of cancer but once we take a step back and overlook that diagnosis, and see the patient with everything that comprises being an individual, we can understand that we are dealing with two entities that share nothing but.

Therefor, even though 2 patients can have the same cancer, in reality, we have two very different types of cancer patients, it is the history behind the patient that will grant us the key for a true personalized treatment approach.

The information recollected from thousands of studies over decades, shows that there is enormous amount of knowledge about perfectly established possible root causes, these information is brought not only from the field of oncology, but environmental medicine, clinical nutrition, psychology, dentistry and a wide array of specialties.

What causes Cancer?

Like an infection for example, cancer cannot be attributed to a single cause, but there are many known risk factors that precipitate the onset or predispose to it.

We can group these potential risk factors in areas of origin, where we have:

  • Genetics, here we can have 3 different scenarios: No family history or indirect family history, a strong line of family history battling this disease.
  • Nutrition (processed foods, refined, high-calorie mainly)
  • Toxicity (xenobiotics) (within this, habits like smoking, alcohol consumption, microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria , fungi and parasites. well as all those chemicals called carcinogens),
  • Psychology, regarding the role of the emotional aspect of cancer, the impact of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer causes a series of psychoneuroimmunological, psychobiological and psychosocial responses, affecting the quality of life of patients, these added to prior psychological aspects of your life.

Whatever the case is, it is not possible to think of cancer as a single cause disease, but rather as the end result of an interaction of multiple factors which have their origin in the areas mentioned, rendering the idea of a magic bullet or a miracle cure obsolete.