Scientist Peter Nelson found that healthy cells injured by chemotherapy produce a protein which improves survival of cancer cells. After it is produced, the protein named WNT16B can cause immediate cancer cells to grow, attack, and fight the following therapy. This reveals why cancer cells after initial response to chemotherapy start to resist further treatment. The results of this study conducted by a team of scientists prove that this protein aids cancer cells survival and progression of illness.
Chemotherapy originated in the research conducted during World War I. Further study was conducted during World War II and in 1942, a chemotherapeutic drug was given to some patients with advanced lymphomas. The results showed improvement, but it was not mentioned that after treatment all patients passed away because the chemotherapeutic drug targets both cancer cells and healthy cells.
The first commercially used chemotherapeutic drug Chlormethine Mustine was introduced in 1950’s. Person behind the research and development of this drug is Cornelius P. Rhoads. He had been researching this drug for six months in Puerto Rico, an island which was used for human experimentation with new drugs. Rhoads sent a letter to his friend which proves that he purposefully experimented with on people which consequently brought death to eight people and spread cancer to several other people. After a damage control campaign, Rhoads was dubbed as a lifesaving hero on the cover of Time magazine.
Today, there are numerous known side effects of chemotherapy. Roche produces the major share of chemo drugs which can cause depression of the immune system, decrease of red and white blood cells, anemia, sepsis, herpes and the list goes on.
Since chemotherapy destroys the immune system, patients get typhilitis which is intestinal infection whose symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, chills, abdominal pain. This desease is often deadly and can cause infertility for both man and woman. Cancer patients already have to deal with hair loss, dry skin, damaged fingernails, water retention and other.
An investigation into the contribution of chemotherapy to 5-year survival was conducted in Australia. Results show that role of cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults was estimated to be 2.3% in Australia and 2.1% in the USA. The conclusion is that chemotherapy has slight impact on cancer survival, thus making it ineffective since it kills all cells, both tumor and normal.
The top three bestselling cancer drugs produced by Roche made sales of more than $21 billion in 2013.
After the chemotherapy, depending on their immune system, during five years after treatment astounding number of patients dies. Doctors should reconsider the principal of their oath – do not harm – and see how toxic and harmful chemotherapy is.