This site is dedicated to Eve with breast cancer. However the recommendations how to handle cancer apply to any cancer and to any disease. Our narrative begins when Eve discovers a small hardening in her breast. She then visits an oncologist, undergoes a series of treatments, and when treatments end she is told that she is cured.
Unfortunately most patients are not cured and cancer flares up again. Nevertheless medicine maintains that cancer is curable. How come and where is the catch? Breast cancer is a chronic disease extending over decades. 24% of patients with a tumor in their breast and axillary nodes (regional cancer), live at least 20 years whereupon cancer flares up again. Medicine on the other hand, declares patients alive ten years after diagnosis as cured.
What intrigued me is that in some patients cancer flares up soon, while other live with cancer in peace for years. What is their secret and how might it be applied to other patients? This secret is linked with the way our organism handles diseases.
Self healing diseases
Many diseases like common cold or a flu are self healing and we wonder under which circumstances might cancer be also self healing? Such an idea seems strange since cancer is perceived as a fatal disease, nevertheless even cancer may be self healing. How come?
While the flu generally heals by itself, for some weak and elderly people it may be deadly. Although their organism mobilizes its defenses against the virus, since it is weak it fails. The outcome of flu depends not only on the invading virus, but also on the available resources of the organism. If strengthened, it will resist the flu better, and vice versa.
Strengthening the organism
There are two ways to strengthen a weak organism. Feed it, and train it. While the first is obvious, how to train the organism to resist a flu? Immunization is such a training. You train the organism to handle weakened viruses, and it learns how to resist strong ones. Exercise is another way to strengthen the organism so that it will handle viruses more efficiently. This example illustrates that a disease has two components:
1. Disease driver, or agent, like the virus.
2.The resources of the organism.
The site illustrates how to "train" the organism to live with cancer in peace.