PART 1 of a 3 Part Series
By Dr. Michael Badanek BS, DC, CNS, DACBN, DCBCN, MSGR. /CHEV.
In 2005 the American Cancer statistics revealed that 1:2 Males and 1:3 Females will develop Cancer within their life time. By definition, cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. Every cell in the body has the capacity to become a cancer cell under the “right conditions.” In essence, the shift that occurs when a “Normal / Healthy cell” turns into a “Cancer Cell” is a primitive survival response by the cell. As part of this process it loses contact inhibition which stops normal cells from growing when they become crowded and touch adjoining cells. The loss of contact inhibition leads the cells to grow larger than normal thereby requiring more nutrients and blood supply than other normal cells.
Next, it begins to replicate rapidly while also making an enzyme that inhibits the cleavage of the telomeres on the ends of the DNA that cause cell death after a certain number of duplications (Hayflick’s number) thereby making it “immortal.” As a result of its rapid, unregulated growth and duplication, the abnormal, cancer cell needs more and more nutrients and blood supply. To satisfy this need it uses another trick, it employs the creation of chemicals that stimulate angiogenesis (the creation of new blood vessels) to supply its greater nutrient requirements. This is how a normal cell becomes a “monster” or cancer cell.
Now let us distinguish between “cancer” the disease and “cancer” the tumor (symptom). Cancer, as a disease process, is in most cases, a relatively slowly developing disease. Several top cancer specialists consider the average cancer to develop and progress over the course of about 12 years. During the first several years (7 years) there is no detectable tumor as it is simply too small to be noticed except possible by highly sophisticated testing procedures, that there is no justification for using, as there usually no significant symptoms until much later, (years7 thru 12) when the tumor (symptom) is directly effecting an organ or organ system. It is speculated that the growing cluster of cells (tumor) reaches a size that can be classified as a tumor sometime between year seven and year twelve, the tumor goes unabated and unattended, it will double in size approximately every 90 days. Once the amount of blood taken by the tumor exceeds the ability of the host organ to feed both itself and the tumor, the host organ dies. Obviously, depending upon the significance of that organ, that may also mean that the host organism may die as well.
There are many factors that contribute to the development of cancer. The major ones that are fairly well agreed upon with their respective contribution are as follows: toxins 70-75%; viruses 20-25%; electromagnetic frequencies, less than 10% and finally genetics, less than 5%. Of these, toxins are the most significant. Additionally, although difficult to quantify, these additional factors are also likely significant contributors: psychological and emotional stress; suboptimal nutrition and nutritional imbalances leading to biochemical compromise; improper hygiene and other microbial insults (bacterial, fungal, and parasitic) leading to chronic weakening of the immune system; structural and mechanical stresses leading to compromised circulation, lymphatic movement, and neurological regulation ; and several others.
When a toxin, or one or more of the other stressors mentioned, interacts with an organism there is a price that must be paid in terms of reduced efficiency and disequilibrium. When the cumulative stress from these factors reaches a certain point there will be an upset in homeostasis. This can happen at the level of a given tissue (made up of a population of cells), an organ, an organ system, multiple systems, or the body as a whole depending upon the magnitude and length of the upset. At some point the functional efficiency of the cells, tissue, organ system, or body as a whole, will be compromised via several mechanisms. Ultimately, the cells energy generating furnaces (the mitochondria) will be damaged. This is where the Cancer Cascade shows its first real signs. The damaged cells we spoke of earlier that become cancer cells, have lost their ability to generate relatively large amount of energy because their mitochondrias have been terminally injured. As a result, these cells are forced to create energy in the cytosol via glycolosis, a much less efficient process. This is largely why these cells need so much more blood supply and nutrients to make energy via this much less efficient process. The damage to the mitochondria forces the cell to shift to glycolysis as its primary energy production mechanism thereby making the cancer cell completely dependent upon sugar as a fuel source.
This pretty much sums up the cause(s) of how cancer is initiated. In the following two (2) upcoming articles we will get much deeper in the processes of how the body actually produces cancer cells and what you can do to stop or derail these processes. Remember in today’s world traditional medication treats cancer the symptom and never addresses cancer the disease. You can chase your tail around all day by cutting, burning and poisioning the symptoms (tumors) , BUT in all likely hood you will have a return of the disease with much more fiery. Treat the cause(s) of the disease and do not mask the problem but treating symptoms.
If you or any other family member(s) are currently suffering from health challenges and have NOT seen and elimination or dramatic reduction of the health challenge, we urge you to call Dr. Badanek for a courtesy consultation at his office. Dr. Badanek has been in private practice in the Marion County region since 1981 to present date and is dedicated in the quest of finding and treating the root causes of disease and not just masking symptoms. Remember you can NOT accomplish an health challenge task by blocking a receptor site or poisioning/shutting down an enzymatic reaction by prescription medications. Find the cause, address it, and the symptoms that you bring to your health care provider will soon leave.
Dr. Badanek helps patients with cancer in Ocala and soon in Tampa Bay. He prides himself in treating patients that are searching for the answers to their health conditions and refuse to give up. Many of his patients present with a variety of chronic conditions: hypothyroid, heart disease, diabetes, gastritis, irritable bowel, constipation, autoimmune disease and numerous other issues. To schedule an appointment in Ocala call 352-622-1151, 727-501-5997 in Tampa Bay or email [email protected] for a consultation.