Scientists say our body can treat cancer by itself
Nowadays, cancer emerges as one of the major concerns throughout the world. The incidence of cancer is increasing continuously and studies reveal that one out of every two individuals will die of cancer in the coming years.
There are several reasons for the growing rate of this hazardous disease. Changes in our lifestyles are one of the major reasons for the increase in cancer rates.
There are more than 100 different types of cancer that people are suffering from. The treatment and symptoms of cancer depend on the cancer type and how complicated it is. Most treatment plans include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Some cancer treatments may include biologic therapy, hormone therapy, and cell transplant. However, these treatments also have some side effects on the body.
For decades, scientists are investigating a permanent and natural way to heal cancer. One team of researchers from Pennsylvania State University has recently found a molecule in the human body that can heal cancer by itself. In other words, your body can cure itself. Let’s read on to know how our body can kill cancer.
1 What is cancer?
Cancer thrives in an anaerobic condition in which the oxygen level in the body is very low and the acid level is very high. When the oxygen level becomes low, the cells in the body start working abnormally and form a mass called tumor. Sometimes, cancer cells invade nearby tissues. They can also break away and spread in different parts of the body.
2 How can our body heal cancer by itself?
U.S researchers have found a molecule named TIC10 which activates a protein that supports our immune system to kill the cancer cells by itself. The protein (TRAIL) not only supports our immune system but also suppresses tumor development.
Since TRAIL is a part of our immune system, it does not cause any side effects on the body, unlike radio and chemotherapy.
3 How can TIC10 benefit the body?
TIC10 molecule activates TRAIL, enabling our body to effectively fight the disease.
TIC10 is very small in size and hence, can easily cross the blood-brain barrier which separates the main circulatory system from the brain. This blood-brain barrier prohibits the entry of cancer treatment in the brain. This is why the treatment of brain tumor is very complex.
TIC10 does not only activate the TRAIL in cancer cells but also in healthy cells. This helps our body to effectively fight cancer.
4 Final conclusion
Using TIC10 to activate TRAIL in the body is an effective and safe way to enable the body treat cancer by itself. However, TIC10 has some limitations in which scientists are currently working on.