I remember reading somewhere the phrase ‘Everyone has Cancer.’ It was disappointing that the article did not explain further, just stressed the need for a change in one’s lifestyle.
A lot has been said about the major role of genetics in the incidence of cancer. The cancer history in our family dating back two generations was truly cause for concern
I was still in grade school when both paternal grandparents died: Lolo had cancer of the lungs; Lola Ca of the liver. I was a senior nursing student when our maternal grandpa succumbed to cancer of the colon.
I believe this history hanging over us siblings instinctively led me to go into Onco Nursing, to try and get to understand what we were up against. And then Mama had cancer of the breast. Somehow, something worked for Mama. To survive stage 4 breast cancer only on a strict regimen of diet, enzymes, and laetrile, and then eventually succumb to cancer of the colon after choosing to go off her 27-year regimen was to me clear evidence that the dreaded Big C was there all the time but that it could be controlled!
As fate would have it, Papa’s journals and magazines on cancer, healthy diet, and alternative management, ended up all boxed up for me, courtesy of youngest sister Baby. Though quite dated, as some are more than 40 years old, those reading materials provided not only answers as to how diet, enzymes and Laetrile work to stave off cancer, but what cancer was all about!
Trophoblast to me was synonymous to placenta.
How could the life-nourishing placenta be THE precursor to cancer?
Dr. William Donald Kelley in One Answer to Cancer provides the answer:
The direct cause of cancer, according to our research, is the changing of an ectopic germ cell into an ectopic trophoblast cell. An excess of female sex hormones brings about this change. Both men and women have male and female sex hormones. When this delicate male-female sex hormone balance is upset, cancer may start.
Let me explain this a little further. In the human life cycle, the male sperm unites with the female egg. Now if this fertilized egg would grow directly into a new baby, we would not have cancer or cancer problems, but nature does not act so simply and directly, for if she did, the newly formed embryo (baby) would fall out of the uterus. Therefore, nature had to develop some way to attach the new embryo to the wall of the uterus and some way to nourish (feed) it.
After the sperm in the fallopian tube of the mother fertilizes the egg, the fertilized egg gives rise to 3 basic kinds of cells:
1. Primitive germ cells
2. Normal body or somatic cells
3. Trophoblast cells
By the third day the fertilized egg has fallen into the uterus. During those three days, and for many days thereafter, the trophoblast cells (cancer cells) are growing very rapidly and surround the other two types of cells (primitive germ cells, and normal or somatic cells).
The new baby will fall out of the uterus unless something happens fast, and happen it does. The trophoblast cells metastasize (as cancer does) to the wall of the uterus. Now the baby cannot fall out of the mother’s uterus, but needs nourishment. The tropoblast cells (cancer cells) continue to grow rapidly and form the placenta. Now with a good food supply and no danger of falling out of the mother, the baby (embryo) can continue to grow, safe and sound until birth.
The placental trophobalst tissue (cancer mass) continues to grow until about the 7th week when the baby’s pancreas develops.
The baby’s pancreatic enzyme production along with the mother’s pancreatic enzyme production stops the growth of the placental trophoblastic tissue.
As the new embryo (baby) is being formed from the normal or somatic cells, the primitive germ cells (pre-placenta cells) are multiplying. In a few days, when the embryo (baby) develops to the proper stage, the primitive germ cells stop multiplying and begin to migrate to the gonads (ovaries or testes).
There are about three billion of these primitive germ cells that fatigue and never have the vital force necessary to reach the gonads. This means that there are two germ cells for every area the size of a pinhead dispersed throughout your body. Anyone of these germ cells is a potential cancer. That is why cancer can form in any part of the body. All that is needed to create cancer in our body is a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes, an imbalance of sex hormones and the embryonic destiny of a basic germ cell to form a placenta in preparation for the creation of a baby. The imbalance of sex hormones can take place at any time, but usually it occurs between 45 and 60 years of age.
When all is said and done, cancer is a normal growth of tissue (a placenta) due to the development of a basic germ cell in the wrong place (outside of the uterus). Sometimes this placenta also has a “baby” or begins a tumor inside of it much like a normal pregnancy – only it is in the wrong place. (When dissecting tumors, pathologists often find partially formed teeth, toenails, and other types of tissues, such as lung tissue, within the tumors.)
Malignancy, therefore, is never normal (somatic) tissue gone into wild proliferation, but a normal primitive germ cell, growing normally in the wrong place.