A new experimental test is hoped to have a significant effect on the process of identifying which patients with prostate cancer need more aggressive treatment.
Doctors currently have an 84% accuracy rate in establishing whether a given subject’s cancer will become life threatening (deadly), although once a successful tumour diagnosis is made physicians still have no reliable way of knowing which cases will become potentially lethal, therefore they have to make difficult decisions over monitoring, radiotherapy or surgery.
Surgery on the prostate can leave the patient incontinent or impotent, and radiation has the same effect but with the added potential for hair loss and other ‘radioactive’ related sicknesses.
The resulting problem is overtreatment, and according to Ronald DePinho of the Dana-Farber Cancer Center in Boston, around 48 men are treated for every life saved. That is a staggering waste of resources by anybody’s standards.
To counter these problems DePinho and his colleagues have devised a test which according to their data can help doctors give more accurate diagnoses. Published in Wednesday’s online edition of the journal, Nature, the scientists’ results showed that through their test the accuracy score went up to 91%.
The results came after tests on mice identified four genes which, when combined in activity can drive prostate cancer towards becoming deadly.
They then verified the tests validity by applying them to human tumour samples.
While the research is a breakthrough and will come as good news to individuals suffering with prostate cancer or tumours, there is an alternative to aggressive radiation treatment or surgery.
In his book, The China Study, T. Colin Campbell lifts the lid on the food and pharmaceutical industries which perpetuate their business through constant propaganda.
Campbell was heavily involved in scientific research into food studies, and his findings led to him realise that a plant based diet can not only reduce the risk of cancer developing in the body, but can actually reverse the progress of the disease.
The reason most people don’t know about his findings is because they accept the word of their doctor who is undoubtedly sponsored by the world domineering food industry and ‘big pharma’ corporations, and they would lose vast sums of money if their continual development of anti-this-or-that medications halted, all of which is funded by millions of tax payer’s dollars every year.
Raw veganism has been used to successfully cure diabetes and cancer, and it also eliminates obesity. On a meat diet the body consumes too much protein which can activate and stimulate cancer growth in the human body.
Campbell first discovered evidence of this when he worked in the Philippines trying to solve problems with starvation. He found that rich families were living on high meat content diets because they could afford to do so, and while the poor had to live on reduced protein intake, the majority of illness cases that led to cancer occurred in the rich families’ children.
After 40 years of research and exploration into the subject he established that by consuming raw, whole foods, the body could in fact turn off the cancer gene, but not only that, as on a raw diet the body was able to reverse degenerative illnesses like diabetes and asthma, completely curing both in many cases.
Given the choice between eating good, wholesome and tasty food which strengthens the body and eradicates diseases, or being subjected to months of sickening radiation treatment, just about everyone with sense would surely choose the former.
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