Historical Facts Behind Cancer Fighting Drugs Will Shock You

by Amy Morris

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#4 Chemotherapy Damages Healthy Cells

A recent ‘whoopsie’ published in the journal Nature Medicine accidentally discovered that chemotherapy damages healthy cells, causing them to secrete a protein that accelerates the growth of cancer tumors.

“WNT16B” is the name of this protein and is taken up by nearby cancer cells, which causes them to grow, invade, and importantly, resist subsequent therapy according to the co-author of the study Peter Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

This may well explain why so many doctors seem to fail to understand why chemotherapy ‘appears’ to work at first only for a lot of cancer tumors to grow more aggressively after receiving chemotherapy.

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