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Viruses Can Cause Cancer?

By Lee Euler / October 21, 2012

Are you secretly harboring these twin viruses that can get together and give you cancer?

The viruses depend in part on actions you take to get them started, usually years before you’re even close to a cancer diagnosis or show a single symptom. And years before most people are even thinking about cancer.

Are you at risk? The short answer is “yes,” because about 90 percent of us carry these viruses. So what do you need in order to escape the damage of this unholy alliance and stay cancer free?

Read on to find out what these viruses do, how they act together, steps you can take to defeat them, and whether the well-hyped mainstream “solution” is good for anything…

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Found in more than 50% of prostate cancers,
but ladies, don’t tune out yet…

    Recently published research revealed that both the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Epstein Barr virus (EBV) were present in more than half of all malignant prostate cancers — as well as in a large number of benign cases.

This research was performed at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, and was published in the journal, The Prostate. Associate Professor Noel Whitaker and Professor James Lawson were the study leads.

Professor Whitaker notes that other recent unpublished experimental research suggests that HPV and EBV team up to promote both the survival and growth of cancer cells.

In about 70 out of the 100 prostate cancer samples they looked at, a high-risk strain of HPV called HPV 18 was present. Both HPV and EBV together were seen in 55 percent of cases.

It was already known that HPV is often present in prostate cancer, but this is one of the few studies to confirm the presence of both cancer-causing HPV and EBV in the same cancer tissues.

As you probably know, almost all cervical cancers are caused by HPV infections. And just two HPV viruses are responsible for about 70 percent of all cases. But few people are aware HPV may figure in prostate cancer, too.

What’s more, HPV is also linked to 85 percent of all anal cancers.

Earlier research by Professor Whitaker’s team found that HPV is present in about 40% of all breast cancer as well.

Professor Whitaker says, “I should caution that their presence is not conclusive of a role in prostate cancer. But given their well-established track record with other cancers, it would seem quite unlikely that they are harmless.”

No kidding. But there’s still more. . .

The twin viruses can hit males and females
with these cancer types…

    HPV is linked to cancer of the oropharynx — which is the middle part of the throat, including the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the tonsils. In the U.S., more than half of oropharynx cancers are linked to the HPV virus — which has spiked during the past 20 years especially in men — with no real end in sight.

Meanwhile, the other culprit — Epstein Barr virus — is also linked to head and neck cancers, lymphomas (cancer of the lymph nodes), nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and gastric cancer. How can these two viruses be implicated in so many cancers?

Viruses are known to play many tricks in their effort to gain control over their host cells — and to re-program them to their own advantage.

The fact that nearly everyone carries EBV virus in their systems shows just how “successful” EBV is as a human virus. It’s one of the few known viruses that can cause cancer in humans under certain conditions.

A research team in Germany was able to show how the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) exploits the signaling proteins of its host cell — the ones that normally program cell death (apoptosis) — and convert the healthy cell into a cancer cell. It’s characteristic of cancer cells that they do NOT experience natural cell death the way healthy cells do. One of the main reasons may be reprogramming by EBV — and — who knows? — by other viruses yet to be identified.

The EBV has created a unique molecular way to get rid of the “undesired” property that causes a cell to die naturally — in order to adapt the cell to its own needs.1 Both the host cells and the Epstein Barr virus within become “immortal.”

How high-risk HPVs cause cancer

    HPVs infect epithelial cells. These cells cover the inside and outside surfaces of your body, including your skin, throat, genital tract, and anus. They are not thought to enter your bloodstream, meaning that an infection in one area doesn’t necessarily lead to infection elsewhere.

Once HPV enters the epithelial cell, it goes to work making proteins.

Two of the proteins it makes interfere with normal cellular function, allow the cells to grow uncontrolled, and help them dodge apoptosis or cell death.

Often these infected cells are tracked down by your immune system and destroyed. Sometimes they escape detection and cause a persistent infection. As these infected cells begin to reproduce, they can develop mutations that promote even more cell growth… leading to a high-grade lesion and ultimately a tumor.

Scientists believe it takes 10 to 20 years from the time of an initial HPV infection till tumor formation. However, less than 50 percent of high-grade cervical lesions ever progress to invasive cervical cancer.

How risky is HPV, really?

    That all depends…

Some types of sexually transmitted HPVs can cause genital warts. Other types — called high risk or oncogenic HPVs — can cause cancer. At least a dozen high-risk HPV types have been identified, with type 16 and 18 contributing to the majority of HPV-caused cancer.2

High-risk HPVs cause nearly all cervical and anal cancers, plus some vaginal, vulvar, penile, and oropharyngeal cancers.

However, most infections with oncogenic HPVs never result in cancer — but clear up on their own within one to two years. Most likely, a healthy immune system can fight them off, while a weak or compromised immune system leads to cancer.

It is only the HPV infections that last for many years which increase a person’s cancer risk. (And realistically, you should probably be concerned about ANY infection which extends for years!)

Cancer-preventing advice: Keep your pants on

    HPV is largely preventable through lifestyle choices. It is spread through skin-to-skin, oral, anal or genital contact with others. So a long-term monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner is the strategy most likely to prevent infection.

If I can get on my soapbox for a moment, the idea that “guiltless” sex with multiple partners can EVER be safe is pure nonsense. There exists no more efficient, effective way to spread disease than sexual contact. Besides HPV, the list of sexually transmitted diseases includes syphilis, gonorrhea, AIDS, hepatitis, chlamydia and herpes. That list is by no means complete – those are just the more serious diseases.

People think medicine has an answer to everything. It doesn’t. It’s a shame that “sexual liberation” has come to be considered the norm — supposedly made possible and safe by the inventions of the pharmaceutical industry, such as the birth control pill and antibiotics. Meanwhile monogamy and fidelity are considered weird, cultish behavior advocated only by religious nuts.

Even an atheist who’s rigorously honest should be able to figure out that promiscuous sex is self-destructive behavior. You don’t have to believe in God to believe in monogamy.

Meanwhile, getting back to HPV, the lack of symptoms makes it hard to know whether a partner who has been sexually active in the past is now infected with HPV.

Mainstream medicine is quick to point out that you should absolutely get a vaccine to prevent HPV. Stand by for the other side of that story…

Which of the other risk factors
for the “twin viruses” do you have?

    The Karolinska Institute in Stockholm points out from their research that sexual promiscuity is a major risk factor in becoming infected with the HPV. It has long been linked to cervical cancer in women, but researchers now think they have an explanation for the recent spike in prostate cancer.

They suggest that once young men are exposed to HPV it starts a chain reaction of genetic mutations that can lead to cancer decades later.

The Swedish study involved 500 men. They found higher levels of antibodies to HPV among those who had the highest number of sexual partners.

Tim Oliver, professor of Medical Oncology at St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital School of Medicine, believes that the increased levels of unprotected sex which began when “The Pill” was introduced in the 1960s may account in part for the current rise in prostate cancers.

Other factors that may increase your HPV-related cancer risks include:

  • Smoking — Scientists think the carcinogen benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) found in cigarette smoke interacts with HPV to increase cancer risk up to 10-fold.3 And that most of the HPV cases that progress to cancer are linked to smoking.
  • Weakened immune system
  • Long term oral contraceptive use (linked to cervical cancer)
  • Having many children (linked to cervical cancer)
  • Poor oral hygiene (linked to oropharyngeal cancer)
  • Chronic inflammation

Hindsight is 20:20 —
So what’s a person to do now?

    Your healthy immune system is your next best defense against HPV and EBV.

The Centers for Disease Control even say that in 90% of all cases, your immune system clears HPV naturally within two years.

But this isn’t necessarily the case for the other deadly virus, EBV. So you should give your immune system all the help you can!

Clearing these viruses does not mean they go away. It just means your immune system is powerful enough to keep them from causing disease.

The viruses are on to this, too. They embed themselves into one of your organs as a “latent infection”. It behaves as if it’s asleep. You would consider it dormant.

If your immune system is weakened, it allows the HPV and EBV to “wake up” again. That’s when they can become really dangerous.

Certain nutrients can help…

    As a general rule, the B vitamins promote cellular metabolism and energy production which can help provide the high levels of energy needed to fight off infections.

Vitamin B12 may help destroy HPV and may even prevent cervical cancer by disrupting viral replication. A 2002 study showed that women with the highest circulating B12 levels were least likely to develop a persistent HPV infection. They therefore concluded that higher levels of B12 in your blood might help prevent cervical cancer.

Vitamin D is also supportive of your immune system.4 A 2010 study published in Nature Immunology found that vitamin D activates killer T cells so they can detect and get rid of invading pathogens. Killer T cells are produced in your thymus gland and could help eliminate HPV viruses.

In addition, the Vitamin D Council found that vitamin D levels above 40 ng/mL may reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Multiple studies show a connection between low sunlight exposure and cervical cancer risk.

As for men… laboratory and epidemiological studies suggest that vitamin D may reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer and may be a key to better outcomes for those who have it.

What’s more… they found that men born in sun-drenched areas of the U.S. are roughly half as likely to develop prostate cancer later in life as those in the north.

One U.S. study and two Chinese studies agreed. They found a reduced cancer risk and reduced mortality due to Ultraviolet B exposure, which you can get from being in the sun. A Japanese study found a lower rate of invasive cervical cancer with higher vitamin D rates — except in smokers. (Smoking reduces your vitamin D levels.)5

In addition, vitamins C, B6 and folic acid also stimulate your immune system and may help you alleviate symptoms of HPV.6 Herbal remedies to consider may include Echinacea, amaranth, chaparral, olive leaf extract, astragalus, garlic, and tea tree oil.7

So, what about medicine’s “big answer” to HPV?

    A word of caution about mainstream medicine’s “terrific” solution…

You really should know the back-story before consenting to this for yourself or a loved one.

The HPV vaccine only protects against two strains of cancer-causing HPV. Yet there are about 15 strains known to cause cancer if an infection persists. Currently no one knows whether this vaccine will have any impact on cervical cancer rates in the future. So erring on the side of caution and knowing your risks prior to injecting foreign stuff into your body would make sense. Right?

The fact is, Gardasil (one of the HPV vaccines) has been riddled with dangerous and life-threatening side effects. If there were any regard for science, neither Gardasil nor Cervarix would be hyped the way they are.

Many side effects have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), which is jointly operated by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

As of mid-August 2012, Gardasil has been linked to 122 reports of death… and as of July 2012, there were also 891 reports of disability, and 509 life-threatening adverse events.

There are also now increasing numbers of reports of cervical abnormalities and cancer four to five years following vaccination.

Other side effects reported to VAERS include the following:

  • Paralysis
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Seizures
  • Speech problems
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Miscarriages and fetal abnormalities
  • Blood clots and heart problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Blindness
  • Cardiac arrest and sudden death

Yet this vaccine is now recommended by the U.S. government as a routine vaccination for girls and women ages 9 to 26, and for boys and young men ages 11 to 21.

Don’t count on them to alert you of risks!

    Disturbingly, if you go to the Gardasil web site, it completely omits mention of death or other serious events as side effects of the vaccine. And WebMD has the gall to say there are NO reported side effects from this vaccine. (Apparently they haven’t visited the VAERS information.)

There is no evidence this vaccine even offers any long term protection. And too many highly speculative assumptions are being made that may not be at all accurate, including the assumption of life-long protection.

In fact, a Gardasil whistle-blower who participated in the Phase 2 and 3 trials suggests the vaccine is ineffective past 5 years.

I would be unwilling to take these kinds of risks for a vaccine that won’t last anywhere near the decades needed for anti-cancer protection.

In our last issue, we warned there are serious questions about a popular alternative cancer cure. If you missed this news, please scroll down and read it now.


Is This Famous Cancer “Miracle” a Dud?

    What can make your breath smell better… bleach wood pulp… disinfect drinking water… and clobber cancer cells too?

That sounds like a tall order for ANYTHING to accomplish! But many folks are convinced that the compound chlorine dioxide can do all this—and even MORE!

This chemical compound is made of one chlorine ion bound to two ions of oxygen. It has a type of magnetism that helps it snatch electrons away from harmful pathogens.

Doing so causes a type of mini explosion that knocks the snuff out of viruses, toxins, parasites and other things that can harm your health.

But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) puts a different spin on chlorine dioxide—particularly when it’s sold as a product called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS).

Here’s what they say…

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By no means should you drink BLEACH—
unless WE give it to you!

    The FDA issued warnings in both July and October 2010 warning folks to steer clear of MMS products being sold by independent distributors on websites and online auctions.

According to the government agency, if you prepare the product as directed it produces “industrial strength bleach.”

They also warn that some people experienced nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration after taking the product. Is it really as bad as they say? Or is this just the FDA up to its usual tricks?

Their recommendations were: 1) DON’T purchase the product or 2) throw out any you may have. I’ve heard mixed reports about this remedy myself and I don’t recommend it.

I can’t deny a lot of people say it works, not only for cancer but for other diseases. But I think you’ve got better anti-cancer choices. Because this remedy gets so much press, I get letters about it. So let’s take a look. . .

Chlorine dioxide is commonly used in many different ways — it just comes down to how strong the solution is.

Chlorine dioxide has been used to treat and purify public water sources around the world since the 1940s.

For example, the water treatment plant in Niagara Falls, New York first used chlorine dioxide in 1944 to treat its drinking water.

And officials in Brussels, Belgium approved the use of the compound for disinfecting its public drinking water supplies in 1956.

The level found in your drinking water is too low to make you sick, although drinking chlorinated water over the long term may be linked to bladder cancer, according to some sources.

The substance is used for other purposes. . .

Chlorine dioxide has been a staple antiseptic and pathogen killer in the medical profession for more than 100 years.

What’s more, the compound and its chlorite ion were used to decontaminate public buildings following the 2001 release of anthrax spores in the United States.

People also used it to scrub mold from Louisiana homes flooded by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Chlorine dioxide kills microbes. That’s why it’s used in all these applications. To be less, polite — it’s a poison. I’m not surprised it makes people sick (as the inventor admits it sometimes does).

The man behind the MMS ‘miracle’…

    The product that raises the FDA’s hackles was created by a retired miner named Jim Humble.

He accidentally discovered the health benefits of chlorine dioxide while helping a friend complete a gold mining expedition in South Africa.

Some of the miners began to experience headaches… aching muscles and joints… nausea… diarrhea… and vomiting. They also suffered with chills and high fevers—all symptoms of malaria.

When Humble gave the sick miners some of the stabilized oxygen he’d brought to purify his drinking water—everyone was amazed to see improvements within an hour after they took it!

Humble discovered that trace amounts of chlorine dioxide and its chlorite ion were the magic bullet that helped the miners recover their health.

His MMS formula contains 28% of the sodium chlorite ion in distilled water. The solution changes to chlorine dioxide when you add an “activator” of lemon juice, vinegar or citric acid.

In his book The Miracle Mineral Solution of the 21st Century, Jim Humble states that MMS “is not meant for treatment of any particular disease; rather it is meant to improve the immune system to the point of overcoming many diseases, frequently in less than 24 hours.”

Over the years, Humble used his sodium chlorite solution to help people in Africa who were plagued with malaria, hepatitis, AIDS—and cancer. He also made it available to a larger market through Internet sales.

And naturally that has made him a target of the mainstream medical establishment. This is a case where I don’t have enough information to say, one way or another.

Like every alternative cancer remedy, this one has its fans. Many people believe Humble’s assertion that MMS can power up your immune system and be an effective protection against almost any type of cancer.

As for the nausea and vomiting the FDA reports as possible side effects of taking MMS—Humble acknowledges this may occur.

He said this is often the way your body reacts when purging itself of toxins and other harmful substances. It can also happen if a person ingests too many drops of MMS at one time.

His suggestion is to drink a glass of cold water to help ease the nausea. You could also add EITHER 1000 to 5000 mg of vitamin C, OR a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda.

If you’re curious about the benefits of MMS, you’ll find a free chapter from Humble’s book at
http://www.ivantic.net/Ostale_knjiige/Zdravlje/the.miracle.mineral.
supplement.of.the.21st.century.3rd.edition.part.1.and.part.2.pdf


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Footnotes from 1st article:1Schneider, F., Neugebauer, J., Griese, J., Liefold, N., Kutz, H., Briseno, C., Kieser, A. (2008) The Viral Oncoprotein LMP1 Exploits TRADD for Signaling by Masking Its Apoptotic Activity. PLoS Biology 6(1): e8. Doi:10, 1371/journal.pbio.0060008
2http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/HPV
3http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080122102342.htm
4“Nature Immunology”; Control of T Cell Activation by Vitamin D; J. Smolders et al; December 2010.
5http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/cancer/cervical-cancer/
6“Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health”; G. Combs; 2008
7“Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices of Herbal Medicine”; David Hoffmann; 2003.
8National Vaccine Information Center and Mercola.comResources from 2nd article:Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 1994, September. ToxFAQs™ for Chlorine Dioxide and Chlorite. Retrieved from
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts160.html

Food and Drug Administration. 2010, July 30. FDA Warns Consumers of Serious Harm from Drinking Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS). FDA News Release retrieved from
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm220747.htm

Food and Drug Administration. 2010, October. Miracle treatment turns into potent bleach. Consumer update retrieved from
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/UCM228057.pdf

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 1999, April. Alternative Disinfectants and Oxidants. Retrieved from
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/mdbp/pdf/alter/chapt_4.pdf

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