How Cancer Happens

At first glance, the causes of cancer seem daunting. It appears that cancer can be caused by an almost unlimited number of carcinogens (cancer causing substances) in the environment as well genetic predispositions (weaknesses).

These carcinogens can range from viruses to chemicals in the water, wall paint, smoke, petroleum products, insecticides, radiation and a whole host of other sources. In fact, it takes volumes to list them all and we keep “discovering” new ones every day.

It’s like living in a “shooting gallery.”
Sooner or later, you get hit!

Furthermore, we are told that our “genes” (our DNA) are flawed and we are probably going to get cancer no matter what.

Quite the contrary! If someone has a newly diagnosed cancer, clearly whatever was keeping them from developing cancer previously, has now failed.

What changed?

Why is it that “aunt Martha” who smoked like a chimney died in her sleep at the age of 97 while “uncle Fred”, who only smoked a pipe in the evening, died of cancer at the age of 63?

Well, rather than examining the multitude of differences, let’s examine why the approximately 200 “different types” of cancer are all called “cancer.” What is “it” that defines cancer? What is “it” that is the same in all cancer cells?

Cancer is usually defined as an abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate (increase in number) in an uncontrolled way until they invade nearby tissues and, in many cases metastasize (spread) to distant organs through the lymph or blood vessels. This aspect of cancer occurs because the cells no longer “turn over.” That is, under healthy conditions, cells are programmed to die (apoptosis) and be replaced with new, viable, young cells.

Cancer cells DON’T DIE.

Microscopically, cancer can be defined by very definite changes in the nucleus and other basic structures in the cell. There are very specific microscopic changes that begin taking place within the cell that define it as “cancer.” In fact, because of the unique characteristics of cancer, surgeons perform biopsies of suspected lumps or remove masses from inside the body and send the samples to the laboratory for a “reading.” If the tissue sample meets certain, specific structural (histological) criteria, then a “definitive diagnosis” of cancer can be made by the pathologist. Most, if not all oncologists will not treat a patient without a “tissue diagnosis.” A “well differentiated” cancer is one that still resembles the original cell type, like breast, lung, prostate, etc.

Those types of cancer are not considered to be as dangerous as the “poorly differentiated” cancers which bear little or no resemblance to the original cell type.

And, in fact, it is sometimes not possible to know from which cell type a cancer originated (“unknown primary”) and these types of cancer are considered completely “undifferentiated” and very dangerous.

At that point, it is “just cancer” not breast cancer, not prostate cancer, not any particular cancer other than the general type as defined by its embryonic origin. i.e., carcinoma or sarcoma.

Clearly, with all these changes in the structure of cancer cells, they are no longer able to function like a normal breast cell or a normal prostate cell or a normal pancreatic cell, and so on.

As a matter of fact, cancer cells are metabolically primitive. They are no longer capable of using oxygen like all other cells in the human body when they “burn” glucose (sugar) for energy and are therefore greatly handicapped. This is not new information. The discovery that cancer metabolizes anaerobically (in the absence of oxygen) earned Otto Warburg the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1931. When a cell is deprived of 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours, it will likely become cancerous.

Cancer cells have many other biochemical defects including deficiencies or complete absence of certain enzymes, such as catalase, leaving them quite primitive.

So, what are the conditions that need to be present in order for cells to be transformed into cancer cells?
To become primitive?

It is actually quite simple and straight forward:

  • Toxins accumulate
  • Cells become overwhelmed and are no longer able to defend themselves
  • Toxins accumulate
  • Damage occurs to the mitochondria (oxygen driven energy factories within cells)
  • Toxins accumulate
  • Damage eventually changes the DNA of the cell and mutation occurs
  • Toxins accumulate
  • Adaptation results in loss of many important enzyme systems
  • Toxins accumulate
  • Metabolic residue from these mutated, anaerobic cells results in an acidic environment
  • Toxins accumulate
  • The immune system is unable to function adequately under these circumstances
  • Toxins accumulate
  • Mutated cells divide which accelerates the acidic environmental changes
  • Toxins accumulate
  • Electrical energy pathways become blocked and cells lose the ability to store energy

 

We think of three stages of cancer: Initiation, Promotion and Progression

  1. Initiation can be thought of as planting of seeds.
  2. Promotion can be thought of as watering and fertilizing the seeds.
  3. Progression can be thought of as a continuation or non-stop proliferation (growth) of the same process transforming or destroying everything with which it comes into contact.

At any stage, the process can be halted by doing three things:

  1. Clean out the toxins.
  2. Provide the appropriate raw materials to build new, healthy cells.
  3. Re-establish adequate energy pathways to “drive and coordinate all activities.”

 

 

Cancer can be thought of as a “tap on the shoulder” by God (or the Universe) saying:

“The path you are on has become dangerous, consider taking another.”

 

 

 

The three aspects of healing cancer are:

  1. Stop making cancer.
  2. Selectively target and destroy cancer without harming the person.
  3. Enhance the immune system.

Our role:

  • Guide and teach how to stop making cancer.
  • Administer medical treatments that target and destroy cancer without harming the person as well as enhance immune function.
  • Provide a loving and supportive environment for healing.

 

Comments 5

  1. I’m 61, relatively good health, I don’t have cancer and I don’t want cancer. However, my family is filled with it. Dad passed at 40, mother 52, brother 48, sister 46. One day I expect I’ll have it, unless of course I can do something to prevent it. I guess thats where you come in. So tell me please where do I start? I could give you a whole list of things I do and don’t do but don’t need to waste your time. Just really need to get started. Thank you………..Charlotte

    1. IT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD THAT CANCER IS REALLY AN “EATING DISORDER” AND ONE BEGINS AND CONTINUES TO MODIFY THEIR DIETARY INTAKE SO THAT THE PROCESS THAT WE CALL CANCER IS NOT NECESSARY FOR THE BODY TO MANIFEST IN ORDER TO SURVIVE. DIETARY AND OTHER LIFESTYLE ACTIVITIES ARE SO DEEPLY A PART OF WHO WE ARE THAT ONE REALLY NEEDS TO BE IMMERSED IN A PROGRAM THAT IS DESIGNED TO RESTRUCTURE THE WAY THEY LIVE. THERE ARE MANY BOOKS BUT WITHOUT THE EXPERIENCE, THEY REMAIN JUST THEORY. I RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONSIDER SERIOUSLY TO COME TO OUR CENTER SO THAT WHEN YOU LEAVE, YOU WILL NO LONGER NEED TO CONCERN YOURSELF WITH DEVELOPING CANCER.

  2. Hi Dr Lodi

    I really enjoyed listening to your talk at the Healing Cancer World Summit the other night. I took note of the fact that you said to omit starches including potatoes. I understand that they convert to sugars but I was wondering why you omit potatoes. Organic potatoes are nutritious and the Gerson Therapy Treatment have no problems with them, in fact they are mandatory to be included at lunchtime and dinner time. It is the same with others stating the high amount of sugar in juiced carrots should not be taken when you have cancer. Again the Gerson Therapy thrives on this (The Gerson Therapy includes many other things I know because I have been to San Diego and have completed Module 1 with the Gerson Institute) but I am mystified as to why this is with other experts. Thank you for your time. Christine

  3. Great information, I can’t stop reading and listening to the tapes. Everything makes so much sense and it”s easy to understand, enough information without so much confusion.

    the website is fantastic and easy to navigate

  4. Dr. Lodi,
    I agree with you 500%. I am in the Aesthetic and medical industry and I also try to educate people about how important it is to detox their bodies, eat fruits, vegetables, stay away from dairy, sugars, (bread, pasta) as cancer loves these products, but they all think I am speaking a foreign language. Tons of individuals don’t even know what detoxing means. I also do Natural Herbs and am trying to help in the healing my brother who has pancreatic cancer. Every other person that I have come in contact with has cancer or has known someone with cancer. What does this tell you.? We are all fed toxins and poisons in our food, check the labels on the items we buy to eat in the supermarkets, our water and even the clothes we wear, products we use on our bodies. Not to mention the medications that are pushed by the doctors.
    There are choices that can be made to help one’s self, but there are doctors who only believe in chemo and radiation . Poison to kill poison. What is wrong with that picture?
    Sometimes you do need a little bit of the modern medicine. Pro Ton Therapy in the case of Pancreatic cancer, which helps and not damage the good cells or tissue , the FDA is taking forever to approve it, and it is being use for other types of cancer with success. Dr. Burzynski of the Burzynski Clinic, like yourself has been successful in curing cancer with a little bit of modern medicine approved by the FDA, is being given the fight of his life to keep his license and clinic and to continue helping tons of people, who have been cured. We all have to get educated, know that there are choices out there, read,research and get several opinions about our health and sickness and not just believe everything that is shoved down our throats. Please continue to spread the word. Tell the government and pharmacuetical companies that we want Organic Products, and medicines, not chemicals to control the population and make them rich.
    We also need the sun to give us our Vitamin D, to build up our Immune system. The sun in moderation is very good for us. Sickness begins with the Immune System.

    Angie

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