Cancer develops when our self-healing system has lost its ability to defend our body. Scientists have found several factors that could facilitate this:
- Immunologic: Because of what we eat, breathe, the products we use, what we feel, our body is faced with changes both chemical and physical at the cell level. Over time, these changes denature or affect cells in such a way that they begin reproducing rapidly and abnormally. Our immune system is constantly finding these cells, it identifies them as strange beings, and attack them and destroy them. But when the causes are stronger and persistent or our immune system is diminished and weak, cancer is capable of developing, overcoming the natural defense system the body is equipped with.
- Genetic: Often we are finding that within one family there is a notable recurrence of the same cancer. “Approximately 15% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a sister or mother who have had breast cancer.” http://www.cdc.gov/spanish/Datos/Los10TiposDeCancer/.
- Biochemical: Sience now recognizes a large amount of chemicals that generate changes at the cell-level or disturbances in the immune or hormonal systems, and lead to the eventual appearance of cancer. Among these we can mention chemicals found in tobacco, several pesticides, dust and other residues in the environment due to mining, petroleum and its derivatives, metallurgy, the leather industry, wood industry, the construction industry and many other industries that are carcinogenic in themselves or when handling can generate cancer-causing chemicals, some medications such as estrogen which is used for preventing pregnancy or for treating symptoms of menopause and several artificial substances that we add to foods to make them last longer, or to make them look more attractive or for their flavor. Eating foods that increase cell acidity (foods that reduce the pH in the cells), the deficiency or excess of some nutrients, excess fat … All are free-radical generators which are the main causes of changes at the cellular level, increase intracellular acidity and reduce oxygen levels, which end up generating or facilitating the development of cancer in the body.
- Biophysics: Radiation such as UV-rays, X-rays, microwaves, nuclear radiation, and others, promote changes in the DNA and the appearance of free radicals which produce the initial cancer cell changes, we also see how these cellular changes start with changes in vibrational organization before biochemical or microscopic changes can be noticed. http://www.cancer.org/Espanol/cancer/Queesloquecausaelcancer/Otrosagentescancerigenos/la-exposicion-a-la-radiacion-y-el-cancer
- Biologic: Many microorganisms (viruses, bacteria or fungi) have been identified as generators of changes in cells that end up in cancer. Among the microorganisms involved in cancer generating cell changes are: the papilloma virus (HPV), the Helicobacter bacteria, the hepatitis B virus, and the possibility of the fungus Candida as a cancer generator is being discussed and many other microorganisms are currently being investigated.
- Emotional and Spiritual: Emotions such as sadness, depression, anxiety and states of abandonment, disconnection with ourselves are another important factor in the generation of cancer, we have all known cases in which personal, family, social, and work problems, relationship issues, the loss of a loved one or the loss of identity, in many cases are followed by the onset of cancer.
Survival of patients diagnosed with breast cancer between 2001 and 2002 by the National Cancer Center of the United States between 5 and 10-years, according to the stage was found to be as follows:
- Stage 0: 93% of patients diagnosed with breast cancer at stage 0 live up to 5 years, and of those who survived the first 5 years, 95% survive 5 more years.
- Stage I: 88% at 5 years and 85% 5 more years
- Stage IIA: 81% and 75% respectively
- Stage IIB: 74% and 60%
- Stage IIIA: 67% and 40%
- Stage IIIB: 41% and 40%
- Stage IIIC: 49% and 40%
- Stage IV: 15% survive 5 years and 10% of those survivors arrive at 10 years
Dr. Luis Carlos Ordóñez Matamoros
City Mall, Alajuela, Costa Rica, Centro America
Teléfono (506) 42005210 – 83952505