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Cancer: What Have We Missed?

Nothing much, I would admit.

Just the more important things.

With all the international researches we are doing

we have yet to find a cure for cancer.

What a mess!

And every scientist, every doctor,

and every researcher will say

that they are making progress.

I agree, but in what?

Progress is being achieved in fighting the symptoms,

symptoms of inflammation,

the pain it produces,

and eventually,

progress in comforting the dying patient.

What then have we missed?

Tune in to this blog,

or should I say, re-tune in to this blog.

We might have missed something about cancer,

but don’t miss this topic of mine.

it will be nothing you have read of or heard about.

This will be brought to you in simple,

layman’s terms, without ads nor requisites.

This write-up will not be called

the truth about cancer

(because we never missed that)

but it will be called

what have we missed

as plain as day.

This post is not an invite.

But this one you should bite.


The Four Genders

Going deeper into DNA,

There are four elements to pair with;

namely G, C, A, and T.

G is paired with C.

C is paired with G.

A is paired with T.

And T is paired with A.

Any pairings outside of these configurations

is a mutation.

The human DNA is composed of and is sequenced with

any and all of these four pairings.

If any of these mutation arise, it is possible to cause cancer.

Only when these mutated pairs replicate uncontrollably will there be cancer.

Remember that when a mutated cell succeeds in connecting to a blood vessel

will there be sustenance for the uncontrolled replication.

But let us go even further to the inception of the DNA.

Well, actually its inception is after its conception.

After fertilization the cells divide thru pairings of the four genders.

Soon enough, the DNA, which actually swims in a pool of protein, are “differentiated”,

or rather, they are specialized, and are told where to go by

a traffic cop called a “promoter”.

So therefore skin cells go to form skins, hair cells go to form hair, and etc.

These nacent cells are called stem cells and may exist mostly

inside the bone marrow.

These stem cells are the raw material to create “differentiated” cells.

One way to slow down the growth of mutated cells

is to replace them with stem cells.

But then you may ask why mutated pairs are possible

when pairings are followed by a process called “proofreading”.

Could there be a failure of the proofreading process?

Why must there be four genders instead of two?

Correct pairings of the genders will ensure

a cancer-free body, no?

What Then Is Cancer?

What then is cancer?

Some say it is a disease.

There has not been found a foreign organism to start it.

And therefore, also, it cannot be an infection.

Even if it spreads.

It is not a sickness.

Although it initiates a lot of them.

A malady, perhaps, or a pain, an annoyance,

or lack of something?

What then is cancer?

If you ask me,

and I know you wouldn’t,

I would say it is a human body defect,

or even a misfire of its body processes,

or even a mistake in the duplication of dna templates,

or you can call it whatever you like,

as long as you do not blame it on anybody else but.

(next we go deeper and deal with D and A)

Cancer Treatments

What then can we bring to bear against cancer?

We can use chemotherapy

or drugs to kill the mutated cells, and some normal cells.

We can use radiotherapy wherein

the cancerous tumors are bombarded with rays

to shrink them.

Replacing the mutated stem cells with new

or repaired stem cells.

Or a combination of any which ones.

And again the problem of the side effects from these treatments

becomes the biggest concern,

particularly the loss of appetite and the nausea.

At about this point, the patients needs food to replace

the normal cells that have been destroyed as part

of the treatment.

The main problem is how the patient can retain the food

that is ingested or eaten.

Comes now the reason why cancer specialists

prefer to treat patients who are physically strong.

These patients should have a bigger reserve of protein

and thereby provide a faster replacement of destroyed normal cells.

By the way, the theory of successful cancer treatments rests on the principle

that the body would replace the destroyed normal cells

faster than it would replace the destroyed cancerous cells.

Otherwise, what’s the use of the treatment?

Survival Rate

If a drug or treatment professes to be a cure

but alerts the patient with a disclaiming survival rate,

then this drug or treatment is not a cure,

but merely an attempt to cure.

In cases involving cancer or mutated cells,

this rate is more specifically termed

as survivor rate.

Or simply the ratio of the number of patients that survived

as against the number of patients initially treated.

Dreadful, isn’t it?

But this is true.

Even if the patient survives the treatment

he or she is still not cured.

What then have we missed?

Not much.

All the scientists and medical researchers all over the world

know what the targets are and even have these bracketed,

still they miss, why?

Because they must formulate the cures that fight against the human body!

The body processes that are designed to replenish and prolong

life are the very means that threaten t0 kill the body.

The rogue cells that have been subdued, suppressed, and inhibited to grow

have at any one time been let loose and cause havoc

thru simple uncontrolled replication.

These cells are those that are mutated.

By analogy, these are the cars that come out of the assembly line

and have been allowed to go through by mistake

even if it had only three wheels.

If more copies of this three-wheeled cars are made

then it becomes a cancerous model.

The biggest problem in getting rid of this model

is that some cars, maybe of the same color,

will have to be destroyed, too.

With cancer patients under treatment,

the normal cells will have to be destroyed also

at the same time that the cancerous cells are destroyed.

And thereon comes the statement

that the patients suffer not from the cancer

but from the cure,

meaning the side effects of the cure.


Waste Management

The Human body does not have a repair facility

where damaged and mutated cells are sent to be fixed.

The reason is logical.

Sending back the fixed items is impossible

knowing that it would incur tremendous problems in

proofreading the parts for the exact place they were taken.

Besides, the damaged and mutated body cells

would have been replaced by then.

Might as well dispose of these parts completely

or at least set them aside.

And so enters the lymphatic system,

the garbage disposal, or the waste management system.

I must submit that this system is not comparable

to the Waste Management of Edmonton,

arguably the most efficient in the world.

The collectors don’t make a mess,

and even if they do,

they clean it up zippity-do-dat.

But let us not get sidetracked now.

Similarly, the lymph ducts send out dump trucks

(in the form of lymph fluids)

to pick up the discards and the disposed cells

and dump these in garbage dumps called lymph nodes.

Finding no lymph nodes, the discarded cells are dumped anyway

and end up in the cavern occupied by the lungs.

And then the dump trucks go back to pick up some more

discarded cells and dump these in the thoracic region.

Worse, the lymphatic fluid eventually dumps a mutated cell

somewhere it is not supposed to be.

Now, mind you, these discarded and mutated cells

are in a huff because they were inadvertently and,

without warning, torn off unceremoniously from their perches.

So they cling to anything they can attach themselves to.

And lo, they develop a mind of their own

and send out an SOS to the blood vessels for food and nutrients.

The blood vessels then rush in to get close to the rogue cells,

which burrow and bore through the walls of the blood vessels.

Once they strengthen the attachment to the walls

of the blood vessels, they begin to divide and multiply.

The body has no way to control these cell divisions.

So a cancerous tumor now grows.

If the mutated cells do not connect to blood vessels,

they just die out, or become benign tumors.

Fortunately, the lab analyses of the cancer organizations

and institutes have come out with drugs that target

the specific types of cancer.

These treatment is called targeted treatment.

It kills only the cancerous cells and not the adjoining good cells.

Unfortunately, we become aware of cancer only after it

has started to become a serious threat to the body.

When we can already prevent cancer cells from forming

a threat, then we can safely say that we have succeeded

in finding a cure.

As of now, what have they missed?

Or let me put it this way,

In what aspect of cancer development

 should they have turned their glasses on

in search for the cure?

The Production Line

NO! I am not referring to a GM assembly plant.

I am talking about the mass production line

of DNA strings to be used as

replacement parts for the human body.

The process of mass production is similar, though,

if only to give a better image  of cell replacement parts.

Using templates for replication, the DNA strings are assembled

in lego style configuration.

I mean if one section fits the bumps and the crevices

of the template section, it is passed.

If a string does not pass, it is cut off and another string is started.

This happens inside the bone marrow where the DNA

is swimming in a pool of DNA formable  proteins.

The passed DNA is used to form the new body cell,

after it has passed through a process called “proofreading.”

This is a better term for “quality control”

Quality control simply refers to the inspection of a product

to see if it is satisfactory for use.

being satisfactory is not enough a standard for

human body use.

The product has to be an exact replica of the template

and proofreading is the term used because it denotes

checking an item line by line, word for word, and space by space.

But then, what if the template used is already defective?

What if the proofreading is also defective?

HAH! There will come out a defectively perfect human machine!

The body, therefore, tries to suppress, or excise, or to throw away

that which makes it defectively perfect,

or rather, perfectly defective.

The body tries to cure itself of its own mistake

and piles up these error in lumps called tumors.

And since these defective cells were cast away

they become rogues

and do their thing independently,


(note that this defect, or mutation as they call it and as discussed in this post is actually what happens when the defect, or mutation, is inherited)

The Starting Line

While cancer is one way whereby the human body may kill itself

this would be by no means intentional,

rather it would be by errors or misfortunes

that this may be so.

I would say more by errors than misfortunes.

More so, while science has the dogged propensity to find the cure for cancer,

it is by no means successful up to the present, perhaps because

cancer is actually the human body’s attempt to cure itself.

To find a cure for a cure  would not be inviting an endeavor

since there would be no cure for a cure.

On the other hand, if scienctists would find ways to assist the human body

repair its own mistake it would be more sensible

and more attractive as an endeavor.

I am not saying that the scientists have missed something

because their performance has been lack-lustre.

I am merely saying that they may have missed something.

This post therefore will start other posts

to expand the field of study from a non-pro’s

point of view.

Moreover, the  next posts will be cognizant of what

Edgar Allan Poe would declare as :

This house of cancer

will fall from within”


Remember the words “you must be one of them” that I said will be replaced by one word?

The word I am referring to is “kindred

It means “of similar nature or character, closely related to, or just plain lookalike”

Think about it this way : you must have at one time some smelly, old sneakers that you would not want to dispose of because you like it. Or you must have owned an outdated jacket or handbag that you simply cannot throw away because of sentimental values. You must have a cousin with a nose so flat that you had the idea that it has been his habit to run into a lamp post on every opportunity. Or you persevere in going with your relative in parties where everybody notices that he has a sixth digit on his hand. Well, can’t get rid of them because he is related, akin to you, has your genes also.

If a body organ recognizes that one cell in his structure is defective, he shoves it out. but if, by sentimental value because he is related, this cell is not disposed of outright—just keep it out of reach and still attached to the organ. This defective cell is now a tumor. With more of his kind being shoved out, they become a bigger mass. It would be better if this outcast does not get active and remains dead because by then the tumor is benign. But if this outcast was shoved out of the organ prematurely, its tendency is to get others to join him. It is his nature and his programming to get newer cells to join him as a preparation for replenishment. This cell now becomes cancerous because it grows. The organ which shoved him out does not get involved with him anymore because he was considered as waste.

Body waste that does not get disposed of in due time will be conducive to cancer.

Due to some miscues in the normal body repairs and replenishment, cell formation goes out of control. If the cells are normal, the body will recognize it as normal and will dispose of it with normal procedures. It the cells are defective the body becomes confused. The cells may be defective, but since it is kindred and looks like a relative, they are left alone. And they grow.

From this post comes the question—-how can the human body recognize that a cell is not normal and is in reality only a kindred defective cell?qmark2




The Perfect Machine

The Human Body is the Perfect Machine.

It repairs itself, it replicates. it refurbishes, recreates, regenerates, protects itself, feeds itself, discards and manages its own waste.

Yet it does not possess any means to stop itself from killing itself.  It is not the perfect machine, after all. It has a defect. It has an affinity to indulge itself by overextension, by over-replication.

Let me put it this way, replication creates a human body. Replication maintains it and keeps it young. Too much of replication kills it.

To explain: consider yourself as one of a long line of people who would like to enter a coliseum or such. Your group must possess a pass to get inside the coliseum. The guard at the door says your pass is simply that “you must be one of them”. Remember this phrase. This will eventually be changed to one very significant word somewhere in the course of this topic.

Your line then moves forward to walk beside another line that goes the opposite direction.  Your line then starts to compare yourselves to those walking in the opposite direction, just like looking for that one who has the other part of the torn paper heart that you have. The comparison must be precise,–gender to gender, age to age, height to height, color to color, etc.,. etc., etc.And when the exact copy of your line has been complete, your group is marked and now goes to the opposite direction to become the new template to choose other groups. This is replication. Your group is an exact copy. You are therefore “one of them”. You are DNA.

But then again, if you are DNA, you would be part of those responsible for building this body. Why then would you be thought of as killing the same body that you built?

(now, if this were a novel that I am writing, I would cut it and title it as Chapter 1. But this is not a novel, so I will just say, “next post”)

What IS Cancer?

“Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases. In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues.”

This is from the National Cancer Institute []

Keep on reading the items on this site. This might prepare you for what is to be read next on this site. Notice the way CANCER is defined.


double helix 122

This is a configuration of a double helix.


Cut at the right ends, it forms part of your DNA.

It contains all that is in you,

in fact, all that is you.

Such a part will be able to start another you.

If something goes wrong in the structure of this

you are liable to get cancer.

What is cancer?

Why can we not find a cure for it?

Perhaps the answer is in  simplifying the problem

plus thinking up of something

that has not been thought of before.

I may give this to you slowly,

little by little,

poco a poco,

whatever that means.

But first, let me compile what they think

is cancer and how it can be beat.