Study Shows How Chemotherapy Backfires and Boosts Cancer Growth

Cancer-busting chemotherapy can cause damage to healthy cells which triggers them to secrete a protein that sustains tumour growth and resistance to further treatment, a study said Sunday.

Researchers in the United States made the “completely unexpected” finding while seeking to explain why cancer cells are so resilient inside the human body when they are easy to kill in the lab.

They tested the effects of a type of chemotherapy on tissue collected from men with prostate cancer, and found “evidence of DNA damage” in healthy cells after treatment, the scientists wrote in Nature Medicine.

Chemotherapy works by inhibiting reproduction of fast-dividing cells such as those found in tumours.

The scientists found that healthy cells damaged by chemotherapy secreted more of a protein called WNT16B which boosts cancer cell survival.

“The increase in WNT16B was completely unexpected,” study co-author Peter Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle told AFP. The protein was taken up by tumour cells neighbouring the damaged cells.

“WNT16B, when secreted, would interact with nearby tumour cells and cause them to grow, invade, and importantly, resist subsequent therapy,” said Nelson.

In cancer treatment, tumours often respond well initially, followed by rapid regrowth and then resistance to further chemotherapy.

Rates of tumour cell reproduction have been shown to accelerate between treatments.

“Our results indicate that damage responses in benign cells… may directly contribute to enhanced tumour growth kinetics,” wrote the team.

The researchers said they confirmed their findings with breast and ovarian cancer tumours.

The result paves the way for research into new, improved treatment, said Nelson.

“For example, an antibody to WNT16B, given with chemotherapy, may improve responses (kill more tumour cells),” he said in an email exchange.

“Alternatively, it may be possible to use smaller, less toxic doses of therapy.”

[End of Yahoo News Canada article]

My Comments: 

Here’s the real kicker about this research which was not mentioned in the news article:

Approximately 90% of patients with solid metastatic cancers that have spread, like breast, prostate, lung and colon, develop resistance to chemotherapy.

Even though this may surprise you, this is really not new information. Doctors and researchers have known that chemotherapy causes more aggressive cancers to spread throughout the body since chemotherapy was first introduced in the 1940’s. This study merely highlights one of the reasons why. Chemo poisons surrounding healthy cells and causes them to secrete a protein that feeds and protects the tumor.

A tumor is the body’s response to overwhelming toxicity. It’s no surprise that adding more toxins (chemo) will cause a response in the body that protects the tumor.

This is why chemotherapy also causes new cancers throughout the body: in the liver, lungs, brain, etc.

Chemo causing more cancer is rarely explained to patients before or after treatments, and when the cancer comes back stronger than before, the doctors recommend even more chemo. The patient’s health spirals DOWN, and the doctors and drug company’s income spirals UP.

Studies have shown that cancer patients who choose to do NOTHING actually live longer than those who undergo conventional treatments.

The tragedy is that even with this research, the pharmaceutical/medical industry has no interest in abandoning these poisonous treatments. Instead they see it as an opportunity to create more drugs they can sell in conjunction with chemotherapy. More drugs=more profits, regardless of the long-term outcome of the patient.

In order to give yourself the best chance of survival you must take control of your health and radically change your diet and lifestyle. This is what I did. Overdose on nutrition and give your body the nutrients it needs to heal.

Here’s the link to the research paper.

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This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. Judy Seeger, ND

    Along with what Chris says about getting a good overdose of a healthier lifestyle, you need to have a PLAN and then be Consistent and Committed to working the plan!

    Chris knew what he had to do and he got expert guidance when he needed some help at different stages of his healing.

    That’s one of the reasons people go into the hospital. They feel like they can just hand over their healing to the doctors and staff.
    They figure that with all that education, the doctors must SURELY know what they’re doing!

    Not true! They are sadly lacking in knowing how to build your immune system (your body’s natural defense against cancer) by using healthy lifestyle changes. They are clueless. They don’t teach any of that in medical school.

    Take control of your own health! Empower yourself with the knowledge of what it really takes to heal! Then, and only then, will your body have a fighting chance!

    1. Angie Franklin

      Dr. Judy,
      I agree with you 110%!!! The Medical doctors are not that bright when it comes to natural healing. I’ve saturated (and continue to do so) my hubby’s bladder with fresh pure veggie juice daily along with a variety of herbal capsules to boost his immune system, attack cancer cells, and restore health to his bladder. It’s only been since May of this year and he has had a complete turn around.
      At first the doctor’s wanted to remove his bladder and with prayer and family support and Chris’s awesome blog site.. It gave me hope and faith for my hubby’s healing.
      I’m proud to say that he DOES NOT need his bladder remove. The Chemo doctor has no need to see him as a patient and he ONLY has to follow up with the surgeon that did his 2nd Biopsy. (Which by the way was low grade NON invasive… the first slides showed High Grade INVASIVE).
      I’m here to say that even though we are in the beginning stages of healing. We are so thankful for Chris spreading the word.

      1. Deb

        Hi Angie,

        I hope you see this… How long did it take (of Angie Therapy) before he went from high grade invasive to low grade non-invasive?

        Way to go you cancer warriors!!

  2. George Super BootCamps

    Thanks for posting this Chris,

    I have just begun to see this side of the cancer story, coming at it first from listening to ‘Emperor of all maladies’ and thinking the whole time that the writer just can’t admit he has no real idea about either how to ‘cure’ cancer, or why we get it in the first place (please bear in mind this questioning of mine comes on the back of having digested Bruce Liptons work a few years ago) and I found myself saying almost every page ‘what about the – internal – environment?’ Then I move on to listening to Andreas Moritz’s ‘Cancer is not a disease’ and I find myself much more convinced that he’s on the right track, even if I don’t agree with everything I’ve heard so far.

    And a day later I come across this post that confirms what felt right to me; chemo is nothing but dangerous, and does nothing to deal with the ‘why’ of cancer.

    Thanks again,

  3. Jacky

    Sunday had an article titled: CANCER STEM CELLS NOT KILLED BY CHEMO. The news is out there if folks would just read it. We all know people who are alive and well after chemo, so it causes questions in their minds about its validity. But too often, the opposite is true. In my family, mother, father, daughter, 2 aunts and a first cousin, all dead. Only my mother didn’t have treatments, and that is because she was too far gone when it was found ( and because I didn’t know what I know now that might have helped her) We need to shut down the cancer industry and promote healthy living. What a tall order. We trust in Jesus.

  4. Bobby

    Great site…great info! I had surgery to remove a huge lung tumor six months ago (and I never smoked!). I refused chemo. I have totally changed to a healthy diet, and I am getting ready to remove root canals and mercury fillings.

    1. Lyn Bed

      I am happy for you that you had the courage to refuse chemo. Are root canals and mercury fillings reversible? Please let me know if you manage to have yours removed. I am looking forward to have mine removed too.

      Looking to read from you soon.


      1. Ellen

        Yes, root canals and mercury (amalgam) fillings are reversible. I’ve had mercury fillings removed and replaced. There are a variety of different materials that can be used instead.

        As for root canals, the only real option to getting one is to have the tooth removed.

        To learn more about WHY root canals are harmful, see:

        American Anti-Cancer Institute
        americanaci dot com

        “The Truth About Root Canals and Cancer”
        tinyurl (dot) com / mxcxcmk

  5. Greg Morales

    Thanks chris for your help and info on cancer and everybody must check this out !!! check out you got to see HOW THIS CURE FOR CANCER REALLY WORKS PLEASE CHECK IT OUT AND SPREAD THE WORD TO STOP CANCER …
    Thanks again chris !!!!!! D.J./Producer…Phantom G

  6. jackie

    i already knew this, which is why i didn’t want my dad to undergo chemo, but he is still in the western medicine paradigm and does what his doctor tells him to do, which, of course is chemo. so he is undergoing a 2nd chemo drug treatment now, after the first one didn’t work. i’m wondering, should i show this article to him? in one way, i want him to know the dangers of chemo, but in another way, it might undermine his belief in his treatment, which i believe is very important. he believes that the chemo will work and that he will resume his life normally after treatment.

  7. julie

    Doctors give you false hope that you will live longer with chemo it isn’t the cancer that kills it’s the chemo therapy. I watched it drain every ounce of energy from my hubby and he died before six months. I have also researched for a cure and discovered our government has known since 1976 that “cannabis” or “hemp” oil cures cancer–we have a cure and our loved ones never had to die from the treatment thats all chemicals. And just recently lost my baby bro from the same.

  8. Ien in the Kootenays

    Surgery YES, chemo NO is exactly the choice I made regarding my colon cancer. Most of the cancer preventing foods have been my daily diet for years, but stuff happens. Will follow your blog with great interest.

  9. Lee

    Hi, Chris!

    When I was diagnosed two years ago with breast cancer (stage 2), on the very first day, I was already making calls and doing research on natural treatments. That’s when I first came across your website. Your story gave me so much hope!

    I opted for surgery/chemo/radiation. But, even though you and I made different choices, I love your website. I wish everyone well in whichever method of treatment they feel is right for them.

    Here’s my question: I have known many people (including many family members) who have had cancer (especially this past year). Many have passed on, but others have survived. Based on what I’ve observed, none of the survivors made the same treatment choices. These survivors have passed the 10-year mark, even the 25-year mark. Some had chemotherapy; others refused chemo and all conventional treatments but also did not try a holistic diet or natural treatments, either.

    That leads me to believe that maybe it doesn’t matter what we do – maybe the survivors just had lower-grade cancers. So, when I read about survivors who took the holistic approach, I wonder about the pathology – for example, the tumor grade – of the cancer they had. How aggressive was it? (The stage of cancer might not be as significant as the tumor grade. One patient could have a stage 4 cancer that is low-grade, thus very beatable; another could have a stage 1 cancer that is very aggressive.)

    If you’re all beating high-grade, aggressive cancers with natural methods, then that would give me even more hope (especially for one relative who is taking the holistic approach right now). But, if these are only the low-grade, nonaggressive cancers that are being beaten with the holistic approach… well, I’d just like to know. Thank you!

    P.S. (I agree with you about all the pink – it has long passed the point of ridiculous. And many of us with breast cancer would like to go shopping without being reminded of it up and down every aisle… lol.)

    1. chrisbeatcancer

      Hi Lee. I’ve met people who have beaten all stages of cancer using nutrition and natural therapies. So yes the body can heal itself. Diet and lifestyle are huge components, but the “will to live” is another major factor.

      I believe a strong will to live is also what enables people to heal in spite of conventional treatments.

      But the these brutal and destructive treatments can be so tough that many people lose the will to live. They can only endure misery for so long before they decide they would rather die than continue “fighting”.

      1. Lee

        Thanks for your reply, Chris!

      2. G B

        Hi chris, I’m doing a research paper on chemotherapy and have also seen how useless it is firsthand as my mom had cancer. I just wanted to ask about radiation.. do you think it is as harmful and useless as chemotherapy? What are your views on it? ThHanks!

  10. Seema

    Hi Chris,

    My mom got diagnosed with uterine cancer stage 4. She got operated and her uterus was removed on Aug 28th 2012. I have read a lot about chemo and holistic approach to cure cancer. The days when my mom is feeling good I feel that I should continue with natural remedies. But the days when she is not feeling good I get so nervous and incline towards getting her allopathic (cancer) medicines. Currently she is having stomach aches(burning sensation) with feeling of vomiting. According to her Ayurveda medicine, she is consuming ginger powder. Is there anything else that can help her calm this burning sensation ?

    Thank You,

  11. Marc Authier

    Surprise ? Not really. Its just that racket which is oncology ia a big fat criminal lie. The large majority of cancers explode with chimio. They all knew this a long time ago but its more lucrative for the doctors and the criminals on Wall Street to kill people. Its all about protecting their investments. So who cares if a couple of million people die anyways. Thats about how corporate fascists in charge of the health system think and believe they will do anything to keep killing to make bug bucks.

  12. Marc Authier

    Cancer is a racket like war and big pharma intends killing you with bad drugs. And if its not with bad drugs,it will bewith bad food. Agri bizz food will kill you with bad food like Monsanto Zyclon-B glycophaste cancer giving, organ failure poison. The relantion is quite clear. Make big bucks by poisoning with cheap poisonous food, give them cancer and then again make big bucks by poisoning again the slaves. USA slave food and USA slave chemo. They want you sick, ruined and dead. What a country of vicious psychopaths ! USA has become.

    1. Darlene

      True..cancer is hugee business. I have cancer that metastised from endometrial to bladder and now liver..with 1-2yrs being given by conventional Mexican. I have refused chemo and radiation by instead opting for cannibus oil and am working with a naturapath and radical diet changes..the Dr.s just shake their heads!

  13. randy

    Greetings Chris Beat Cancer
    This type of information is “Highly Critical” to the people faced with this cancer dilemma decision or decisions. Sad part is everything you have mentioned within “All of your WebLinks & Websites” have prove true to life, judging from my own personal experiences with a “Very Dearly Friend Who Woke Me Up At 3am To Go To The Hospital With Immediate Surgery At 4am For Colon Cancer”. Then being recommended to an Oncologist / Hematologist for Chemotherapy Therapy and is now suffering from “A Several Case of Neuropathy”,which was non-existent prior to the chemotherapy, in additional the Oncologist now claimed he don’t understand why the chemotherapy is only having a minimal result format from what they advised her initially. In additionally to add injure to insult, he recommended more CT,PET, & MRI scans all within a 4-5 month period this year in reference to your article on the radiation damages they cause. Sadly enough the article you’ve issued “Is Exactly the recurring grows they’ve found all over again”.
    Hopefully your story articles can be broadcasted on a wider arrange on more visual media’s.
    This is the type of stuff people really need to be informed and versed on and about!.

    ” I Commend Your Courage, Knowledge, Persistence, Endurance, & Spiritual Intellect”.
    GodSpeed, Sir!

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