There’s a fascinating report on so-called spontaneous regressions or remissions of cancer in a British newspaper, giving a source of hope for cancer patients.
Generally speaking, about half of these regressions follow an infection and/or a high fever. Observation of this phenomenon led to development of the fields of (a) cancer immunology (such as Coley’s toxins) and (b) hyperthermia (also called thermotherapy or oncothermia).
It is a source of great hope to cancer patients.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
Eighteen months ago, Jordan Harden’s despairing doctors gave him just weeks to live – the leukemia he’d battled for much of his life had returned.
Given the heartbreaking news, Jordan’s parents, Garry and Claire, decided to take their three-year-old for a final holiday together, to Disneyland in Paris.
They told the hospital they were so distressed they didn’t want to receive any more calls from doctors about his test scans.
‘I just did not want to know,’ says Claire. ‘I just wanted to enjoy this last chance together.’
But, days before they set off, the hospital did call – with the astonishing news that Jordan’s cancer had gone. Now, Jordan is at school, just like any other healthy five-year-old boy.
Read the full article at the link below.
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