Tumors are Persistent, Unhealing Wounds

Tumor or wound x-ray - endalldisease.com

For hundreds of years people have responded to the presence of tumors on the human body with shock, fear and sometimes utter terror.  The mistaken and irrational belief that a tumor was some kind of genetic monster lurking beneath the flesh has long been the justification for barbaric treatments such as surgery, cautery and chemotherapy.

Cancer The Mystery Solved Series Quick-links:

  1. Cancer: The Mystery Solved
  2. Is Cancer a Genetic Disease?
  3. Dr. Otto Warburg Reveals the Prime Cause of Cancer
  4. Dr. Buteyko Reveals the Prime Cause of All Disease
  5. Tumors are Persistent, Unhealing Wounds

But no scientific evidence has ever suggested that a cancer cell has its own free will and has somehow set its intent on harming anybody.  This is a fairytale invented by an industry that profits by scaring people into receiving treatments that do them far more harm than good.  Science has been very clear on the origins of a cancer cell for almost 100 years, yet for economic or other reasons, this information has never been acknowledged or taught to the public.

Unfortunately, the modern medical mythology of ‘the angry cancer cell’ is still being taught to doctors and to the public as if it were fact, despite science having clearly established that cancer is not a genetic disease but a metabolic one.  And as a result, with the fairly recent addition of radiotherapy, these same treatments continue directly killing or leaving patients closer to death to this day.

There’s a reason why a consistent stream of physicians fiercely opposed to these vicious cancer treatments have persisted throughout history.  From their own intuition and experience they’ve understood that attacking the body with traumatic and damaging interventions could never lead to healing.

Physicians Expose The War on Cancer Fraud

Paracelsus - 15th century renaissance physician exposes the cancer industry and tumors

Paracelsus, 15th Century Renaissance Physician (1494-1541)

“It should be forbidden and severely punished to remove cancer by cutting, burning, cautery and other fiendish tortures.”
– Paracelsus, 15th Century Renaissance Physician (1494-1541)

Dr. David Haynes Agnew predicts tumors will never be cured by surgery

Dr. Hayes Agnew (1818-1892)

“I do not despair of carcinoma being cured somewhere in the future, but this blessed achievement will, I believe, never be wrought by the knife of the surgeon.”
– Dr. Hayes Agnew (1818-1892)

Dr. Linus Pauling (1901-1994) the war on cancer is largely a hoax - tumors are wounds

– Dr. Linus Pauling, 2x Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist (1901-1994)

“Everyone should know that the ‘war on cancer’ is largely a fraud.”
– Dr. Linus Pauling, 2x Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist (1901-1994)

Tumors Are Chronic, Unhealing Wounds

Dr. Ruolph Virchow was the first to discover that tumors often form in chronic, unhealing wounds

Dr. Rudolph Virchow (1821-1902) was the first to discover that tumors regularly formed at the sites of chronic injuries.

The first clue as to what was occurring in the body of a person with a tumor came in the mid-eighteenth century from German physician, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist, writer, editor, and politician Rudolph Virchow.  Dr. Virchow was the first to recognize that tumors commonly formed at sites of chronic injuries.  A chronic injury is an injury which the body simply doesn’t have the resources to heal; a persistent, unhealing wound.

So common do tumors grow from scars or old injuries that in 1862, Virchow suggested previous injuries were a precondition for tumor formation.[1]  Since then this has been commonly observed by scientists from many countries worldwide.  In 2008, Swiss researchers acknowledged the “remarkable similarities between wound repair and cancer,”[2] and numerous studies over the past 150 years have validated that there is virtually no difference between a wound and cancer.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Cancer Cells are Injured Cells

Scale a tumor down to the cells that comprise it and you’ll find that they are nothing but a collection of injured cells.

mitochondria in tumors are damaged or injured

High magnification image of 2 healthy mitochondria floating inside a mammalian lung cell captured through a transmission electron microscope.

As Dr. Otto Warburg proved almost 100 years ago, a cancer cell is a cell that has incurred mitochondrial damage.  Mitochondria are tiny organelles within cells that are responsible for processing oxygen for the purpose of creating energy (ATP).  The replacement of glucose oxidation with glucose fermentation, reported by Dr. Warburg to be ubiquitous features of all cells cancerous, was – for reasons we will discuss in a moment – a result of mitochondrial impairment.

When a cell has to revert to the inefficient processes of fermentation for energy, unused electrons, also called reactive oxygen species or free radicals, leak from the electron transport chain and begin reacting with materials on the interior of the cell.  These unwanted oxidative reactions in turn damage the mitochondria and other parts of the cell, rendering it unable to utilize oxygen.

With the mitochondria rendered inoperable, the cell then has no choice but to revert to a more primitive form of energy generation – the fermentation of glucose instead of its oxidation.

This is where the work of Dr. Buteyko comes in.  When a cell has functioning mitochondria, the end product of cellular respiration is carbon dioxide.  By acting as a vasodilator, carbon dioxide permits increased access to nutrients and oxygen for the cells of the body.  In addition, carbon dioxide is essential for the utilization of oxygen because it triggers the release of oxygen from red blood cells or hemoglobin (the bohr effect) so that it can be used by cells.  Without carbon dioxide, cells cannot use oxygen and become injured.  The constant streaming of carbon dioxide from the mitochondria of cells out into the bloodstream helps maintain effective oxygen use and is essential for cellular health.

Why Oncologists Are Scarier than a Cancer Diagnosis

Physician trying to decide if a person has a tumor or a wound.

A physician undecided if he is looking at a tumor or a wound.

All the hallmarks doctors are taught to look for when identifying cancer are virtually identical to those of an injury.  If you took a radiographic image of injured tissue and one of cancerous tissue, you would be looking at the same phenomenon.

When a doctor looks at a mammographic image and thinks he sees cancer, he’s actually looking at a collection of injured cells that the body is trying to heal.  A cancer doctor is trained to respond to injury by using treatments that cause further injury… and for that reason, far scarier than a diagnosis of cancer is what a doctor will try and do to you if he thinks you have it.

If cancer is simply a collection of damaged cells that the body is struggling to repair or heal, then proceeding to cause damage to the area is exactly wrong.  Apparently the part of the Hippocratic oath that states ‘first do no harm’ does not apply to cancer or to the medical establishment as a whole.

There is but one last mystery to solve on our quest to discover what cancerous tumors are.  The question is – what disrupts the healing process in a cancer patient?  And why does this failure lead to the inception of a tumor mass?

In the next part of this series, we’re going to go through the physiological repair process that occurs in the human body and identify exactly what has gone wrong that has caused the formation of a tumor.

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  • Not long ago the prevailing public attitude towards the mainstream cancer treatments of today was disapproving and hostile
  • Outspoken physicians have been telling us for centuries that cancer ‘treatments’ are doing more harm than good
  • Cancer cells are injured cells
  • Tumors are a collection of injured cells that the body is trying to heal
  • Oncologists are taught to respond to injuries with treatments that cause injury
  • For reasons I will uncover in my next article, the failed healing process is what gives rise to a tumor.


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