Chemotherapy destroys human body: Researchers from US find facts similar to Kerala’s Mohanan Vaidyar’s claims
New Delhi, July 7: Chemotherapy is used to destroy cancer cells and to curb tumours from growing in the patient’s body. However, a new study has suggested that chemotherapy may instead be helping spread the disease further leading to more aggressive forms of cancer.
While it has been known that the treatment shrinks tumours for short-term beneficiaries, chemotherapy drugs increase the chance that cancer cells will migrate elsewhere in the body and may trigger a ‘repair’ system which allows them to grow back strong, a team of US researchers have discovered.
Experts at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York examined the impact of chemotherapy on breast cancer patients. They found that the number of blood vessel ‘doorways’ that allow cancer to spread throughout the body was increased in 20 patients who received two common chemotherapy drugs.
But even before this research, Mohanan Vaidyar from as South Indian state, Kerala has claimed that doing chemotherapy in cancer patients may push the patient to a more dangerous stage.
Mohanan Vaidyar had warned years ago that doing Chemotherapy on a human being is like killing a human being. He also claimed that the person who gets chemotherapy would be affected with blood cancer again.
Vaidyar also said that a very few cancer patients live longer than 5 years if they have undergone chemotherapy. He had earlier warned that not only cancer but also Chemotherapy will destroy the whole body. He also claims that after the procedure, the vision of the eye will decrease, the patients’ hair will fall, and menopause occurs early in women. In addition, the veteran warns that Chemotherapy will weaken the bones, damage the kidneys and liver.
The study’s lead author Dr George Karagiannis told The Telegraph that the findings did not mean cancer patients should avoid chemotherapy, rather that they should be consistently monitored to check if the disease is spreading. The most advanced stage of breast cancer when it has spread beyond the breast to other organs in the body is called metastatic breast cancer and is a fatal form of the disease.
Doctors could “obtain a small amount of tumour tissue after a few doses of preoperative chemotherapy” that would be analysed for signs of increased risk of this phenomenon – with women recommended to stop treatment before surgery if it is seen.
In experiments on mice, Dr Karagiannis and his colleagues found that the number of cancer cells circulating in the bloodstream was increased when they received chemotherapy. “In this study, we only investigated chemotherapy-induced cancer cell dissemination in breast cancer. We are currently working on other types of cancer to see if similar effects are elicited,” he told the newspaper. Chemotherapy can be taken as an oral tablet or through an intravenous drip.