A High School Student’s Discovery
Might Hold the Cure to Cancer
June 3rd, 2012 by Holly Cornish
If the older generation of scientists and health advocates never figure it out, at least there’s hope the younger generation might come up with a cure.
By young, I mean really young — 17 years old, to be exact. That’s the age of Angela Zhang, a high school student in Cupertino, California. Hard to believe, but a child may be leading us out of the wilderness of cancer. Keep reading and I’ll tell you more…
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Breast Cancer Survivor was told:
“You’ll be dead in a year” (Pssst!! That was 12 years ago!)
Doctors didn’t give Wiltrude much hope when they diagnosed her with cancer in the year 2000. Wiltrude, a German psychologist, never thought cancer would happen to her. But it did. And it came as a big shock.
One doctor told her, “You’ll be dead in a year.” Late stage breast cancer is virtually incurable using conventional treatments. Even M.D.s admit it. They talk about “buying you more time.” (Don’t count on it. The evidence shows you’re better off doing nothing than chemo.)
When Wiltrude told her doctor she was going to try alternative treatments, he said, “You are committing suicide with what you’re doing.” But she was determined to find a way to beat her cancer.
Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, this European woman came across a book by my good friend Bill Henderson, one of the smartest and wisest people I know when it comes to cancer treatment.
She tried Bill’s top, number one recommendation — a gentle treatment you can do at home for just $5.15 a day. What’s more, the cost goes down to $3.50 after six weeks because you just need a maintenance dose. And it even tastes good.
Not only has Wiltrude passed the five-year cancer survival mark, she’s survived for 12 years. We just interviewed her recently for this publication. The radiologist who tests her every year told her, “You’re the only one with this kind of result.”
You can find out about Bill’s proven cancer treatment plan in a free video presentation — click here to watch it now.
When I ask him about some of the treatments that top alternative doctors use, Bill sort of shrugs and says, “They’re fine, but why bother? My treatment works, you can do it yourself, and it costs practically nothing.”
He’s coached thousands of cancer patients with all different types and stages of cancer. Most of the people who follow the detailed, specific plan in this Special Report get over their cancer and live for years.
“Almost any kind of cancer is reversible,” says Bill. “I never give up on anyone.”
Angela is the child of Chinese immigrants. From all accounts, she’s an average American girl who likes shoes and is still learning to drive. But from a science perspective, she’s come up with and proven a radical treatment theory that may hold the cure for cancer.
The first non-invasive, targeted
way to kill cancer stem cells
In her spare time, and as a high school freshman, Angela started reading doctorate-level papers on bioengineering. While only a sophomore in high school, she was able to convince Stanford University to let her do lab work there. And as a high school junior, she started doing her own research.
If you ask her, she simply came up with a “cool” idea and wanted to see if it worked. That cool idea was to mix the cancer medicine salinomycin in a polymer that was built to attach to nanoparticles. Nanoparticles are measured in billionths of a meter — nanoparticles operate at the atomic level.
Angela was interested in nanoparticles with a chemical property that drove them to attach to cancer cells.
In a further brilliant step, she added gold and iron-oxide components to the particle that causes them to show up on an MRI — a safe, non-invasive form of imaging.
The final step is that once the doctor sees — by using the MRI — that the polymer particle has attached itself to cancer cells, he can aim a laser at the particle that causes it to release the lethal salinomycin chemotherapy drug embedded in the particle. The laser-activated drug kills the cancer cells without harming nearby healthy cells.
This is highly sophisticated science that has plenty of graybeards gaping in wonder. The chemotherapy agent is mixed with a nanoparticle polymer cocktail that attaches only to cancer cells AND shows up on an MRI — like “X marks the spot” on a pirate’s map. This cues the doctor to aim his laser at the cancer. The laser causes the particle to release the chemo drug, and the cancer is killed while healthy cells remain unharmed.
Using this approach, Angela reasoned, doctors will be able to locate actual cancer cells within the body without having to cut anyone open. Plus, it would be a highly accurate way to find out exactly where tumors are growing.
Incredibly, the treatment appears to work
Zhang says she was prompted to explore a cure for cancer after reading about the poor survival rates of patients who undergo cancer treatment. She noted (just as I’ve mentioned many times in this newsletter) that cancer stem cells resist most allopathic (conventional) cancer treatments. That’s why she chose to focus on killing the stem cells.
Once she came up with an idea for a new treatment, she started by testing her theory in mice. Incredibly, the tumors disappeared almost completely.
She even entered the idea into a national science contest sponsored by Siemens. She won a cool $100,000. Zhang called it a “Cinderella moment for a science nerd like me.”
The most amazing thing is that Zhang’s cure has the potential to both overcome cancer cell resistance to treatment while at the same time making it possible to monitor the effects of treatment in real-time, thanks to the imaging approach.
The one downside is that it’ll take at least ten years of testing in humans before her cure can be used widely used. Angela herself estimates it may take as long as 25 years. That doesn’t say much for our stuffed-with-money cancer establishment.
Alternative doctors have tried something similar
And, actually. . .there’s an alternative approach that uses similar principles and has been around for years. It goes by a number of different names — cytoluminescent therapy, photoluminescent, photodynamic therapy.
The therapy consists of injecting a patient with a photosensitizing agent — a chemical substance that becomes active only in the presence of a certain type of light. The therapy makes use of photosensitizers that selectively build up in cancer cells. Then the cells are exposed to light of a certain frequency, which activates the photosensitive chemical and kills the cancer cells. I’ve heard of both natural and manufactured agents being used.
It’s a promising therapy that’s been around for at least a decade, mostly in a couple of Irish or UK clinics, but hasn’t widely caught on. You can read more about this and over 350 other alternative cancer therapies in our new 460-page book, The Complete Guide to Alternative Cancer Treatments. The photodynamic approach is described on page 365.
You can’t lose, because the book is FREE when you join our new Alternative Cancer Research Institute. ACRI members receive constant email updates to the book and database (which aims to collect every known alternative cancer treatment in one place). Members also receive a monthly interview with a top cancer expert. Click here to learn more and join.
First goal should still be prevention
Of course, all this wonderful new light-sensitive technology only offers a possible treatment for cancer. While that would mean a huge relief to millions, and would save many lives, it’s not the same as preventing cancer from ever occurring. Zhang herself dubbed it the “Swiss army knife of cancer treatment.”
Let us never forget that our first goal should be to do what we can to prevent cancer from developing in the first place. And while nobody knows exactly how to do that, we do know that healthy foods, exercise and a lifestyle that’s as chemical-free as possible are good first steps.
Beyond that, I welcome all the Angela Zhangs of the world to cure cancer at last. Zhang herself plans to go on to be a research professor so she can focus on treatment experiments full-time.
On another subject entirely. . .cancer and cancer treatments can put a damper on your sex life (no surprise there). But there are a few things you can do about it. After all, cancer patients need affection and support more than ever. If you missed what we had to say about this important subject, just scroll down and read it now.
Bet you never thought cancer
could do THIS to you…
Anyone suffering with cancer knows all too well about the sickening effects of the disease as well as the side effects of conventional treatments like chemotherapy.
Extreme fatigue may be the easiest of these to manage. There’s also the embarrassing hair loss… nausea and vomiting… and maybe excruciating pain…
As if that weren’t bad enough—cancer can put the squeeze on your sex life, too! You don’t often hear about this, so keep reading! There are a few things you can do. . .
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Let’s start by acknowledging that your interest in sex and even your sexual response will vary during different stages of your life. Men and women may both have less interest in sex as they age, and men over 40 may experience trouble with erections.
By the same token, the American Cancer Society (ACS) confirmed that it’s normal for cancer patients to lose interest in sex at times.
Although a cancer diagnosis doesn’t have to spell the E-N-D of your sex life, you should be aware of how the disease and treatments could affect you or someone you love.
Cancer patients have often complained…
“I’m just not in the mood!”
Let’s face it—most of the time a cancer patient’s first concern is just surviving the disease. The sense of fear and danger that accompany a cancer diagnosis can understandably throw cold water on normal ‘fires of desire.’ Stress can reduce the sex drive of healthy people, and cancer patients experience stress with a capital “S.”
Toss feelings of anxiety and depression in the mix and it’s clear to see how an otherwise healthy sex life might take a nosedive!
In some cases, people even become fearful that sexual activity could cause a relapse or some other harm. But gynecologist Dr. Erik Fangel Poulson said unless the cancer involves the genitals, there is no reason why a cancer patient should refrain from having sex.
To help allay anxiety and fear, patients should be sure to discuss the feasibility of sex with a doctor or other medical professional.
Another thing men with cancer often report is…
“I can’t get my ‘soldier’ to stand at attention!”
For men who have problems getting or keeping an erection, the medical term these days is erectile dysfunction. Back in the day, it was called “impotence” but that’s now seen as too harsh, demeaning — and not very scientific.
Erectile dysfunction or ED becomes more common as a man ages, and more common still if he has diabetes or blood vessel problems, such as high blood pressure.
But cancer treatments can also damage delicate pelvic nerves and blood vessels. It can also upset a man’s hormonal balance—all of which can affect sexual performance.
What’s more, feelings of anxiety related to ability to perform can affect arousal and ability to maintain an erection.
The good news is normal sexual activity is usually not a problem after cancer treatments are finished. And in extreme cases, there are medicines and even surgical options (aaargh!) that can restore erectile function.
One sure enemy of healthy sexual activity occurs when people say…
“It just HURTS down there!”
Folks who have had surgery for cancer in the pelvic or stomach areas may find it hard or even painful to have sex for some time.
Some women experience vaginal dryness that can make sexual activity uncomfortable. And having a mastectomy has been linked to loss of sexual interest, too.
Men undergoing cancer treatment may feel pain in their genitals during sex. And if the prostate gland or urethra is irritated as a result of cancer therapy, ejaculation may feel painful.
If cancer surgery involves the abdomen and pelvis, scar tissue can make orgasms a less than pleasurable experience.
And some cancer treatments—such as chemotherapy and radiation—can cause pain and numbness in various body parts. Unfortunately, some prescription pain pills can also cause ED!
Here’s another thing to keep in mind if you are having chemo treatments and are sexually active: Chemotherapy drugs can damage semen. If a man undergoing chemo happened to impregnate his partner—it could cause birth defects in the unborn baby.
Keep in mind that all the aforementioned are possibilities—not necessarily probabilities. It IS possible to maintain healthy sexual activity while undergoing cancer treatment.
You CAN keep the home fires burning!
It’s natural to be worried and anxious when battling cancer. But you’ll only increase your anxiety if you don’t talk about your concerns with your partner.
Sexual intimacy is a natural part of the human experience. And it’s more than just the physical act of intercourse.
Sexuality also involves your need to feel loved, cared for, and close to another person. This becomes even MORE important when a person is diagnosed with cancer.
First and foremost, it’s vital to keep the lines of communication open with your partner. The ACS recommends that you make sure the person knows if you’re feeling tired… weak… or if some part of your body feels tender and sore.
Be sure to let them know you want to be touched. And let them know where it hurts, and where it doesn’t.
And remember, you can experience pleasurable touching whether or not you have sex. Very few cancer treatments damage the nerves and muscles involved in feeling pleasure.
Although cancer and many of its conventional treatments can bring changes to some aspects of your sexuality—it doesn’t mean you’ll be consigned to a life of celibacy and unfulfilled longing.
Regardless of the type of cancer or treatment you’re experiencing, take comfort in knowing that an active, healthy sex life IS possible.
And this is especially true if you keep talking to your doctor and your partner—and keep touching one another!
Lee Euler Publisher