During the second world war, the deadly mustard gas
"Cyclophosphamide" was used to kill soldiers. This gas can
indiscriminately kill rapidly dividing cells.
Scientists, in their wisdom, decided that this product could be used to cure cancer as its cells divide quickly.
cancer cells are not the only cells that divide rapidly. Our T and B
cells, responsible for our resistance to diseases, also divide in such a
Introducing chemotherapy drugs in our body will seriously weaken our immune system.
The earlier chemotherapy drugs were called “nitrogen
The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center started treating breast cancer with these drugs in 1942. No one was cured.
Other tests were conducted at Yale University around 1943 when 160 patients were given the drugs. Once again, no one was cured.
But, as the tumours were shrinking, researchers proclaimed the trials to be a “success.”
Ms Debbie Loughlin
This lady was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She followed her doctor and oncologist advice and had chemotherapy. She's written an open letter: "Dear Dr. (oncologist)".
This is a must-read it if you are suffering from cancer.