One of the more intriguing things about cancer is that some patients spontaneously recover from even the most aggressive of cancers. Huge tumors have been documented to just shrink away, and extensive metastases have simply vanished. Overall, the rate of documented spontaneous recovery is quite low – only around 1 out of 100,000 cases – but it’s higher than zero and therefore there is always hope, no matter how grim the doctor’s prognosis.
Activate the Immune System
In many of these cases of spontaneous recovery the patient contracted some kind of disease or infection just before the recovery. A recent collection of 46 spontaneous recoveries from leukemia documented the occurrence of a high fever in more than 90% of the cases immediately before their cancer went into remission. In most, but not all of the patients, the fever was due to pneumonia. Other patients experiencing spontaneous remission have been documented as having contracted a wide assortment of diseases before the remission: flu, malaria, diphtheria, measles, smallpox. In some cases, simply being vaccinated against a disease has been sufficient to trigger a cancer remission.
Researchers think that the disease process itself is not important. What is important is that the infection or vaccine is activating the immune system. The fully activated immune system, on the warpath, seems to suddenly notice the cancer that has been hiding in the body and turns on it, too, in addition to going after the cause of the original infection.
These case reports have led to many efforts by doctors and patients to trigger self-healing by activating the immune system. For example, doctors have deliberately induced fevers in patients with melanoma by injecting them with interleukins. Patients who developed high fevers survived almost twice as long as patients who either did not develop fevers or who treated their fevers with over-the-counter medications.
One company is infecting patients with dengue fever as part of a cancer treatment. Dengue fever is caused by a virus transmitted by infected mosquitoes. One of its key symptoms is a high fever. Most individuals recover without complications from dengue fever, but around 1% of those infected can go on to develop a hemorrhagic fever that occasionally can be fatal. Of course, the company is hoping to use the uncomplicated high fever and avoid cases of hemorrhagic fever. Dengue fever cannot be transmitted directly from person to person and therefore cancer patients who have been deliberately infected pose no threat to doctors, friends, or family.
Dengue fever is an interesting disease. It causes a high fever and seems to reset the immune system. At the same time, it causes no lasting damage or complications in most people, and some doctors have stated that the common cold kills more people than does dengue fever.
The plan is to vaccinate cancer patients against their tumors, and then infect them with dengue fever to activate and re-set their immune systems. Preliminary results have not yet been reported. However, if it works, it’s possible that we can change the number of spontaneous cancer recoveries through self healing from 1 out of 100,000 to a much higher number. Most people would gladly suffer through a few days of fever and aches in order to become cancer-free.
We assist cancer victims and their families, in addition to helping clients through many other transitions and stages of life. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our services.