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One of the miracles of life is how a single cell can turn into trillions of cells.
The female egg that is fertilized by the male sperm and the process just takes off.
Each of these trillions of cells has its own identity and unique function.
How is it possible for the liver cell to know it’s a liver cell?
Or for a prostate cell to know it’s a prostate self?
One of the keys to what is called differentiation is transforming growth factor (TGF).
There are many kinds of TGF, but they all seem to signal cells and tell those cells what they should become.
How is cancer formed?
In prostate cancer, just like breast cancer, transforming growth factor can tell the cells to turn cancerous.
Most doctors still believe that cancer is a result of a mutation in the cell’s DNA.
What they do not know is that this mutation happens after the cancer has already started.
It’s transforming growth factor that seems to signal cells to become cancerous.
In prostate problems, the transforming growth factor encourages not just the size of the tumor, but the spread of the tumor.
It does that by signaling surrounding cells to become cancerous.
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Increased amounts of metastasis were observed in mice.
Now, what is the solution to this?
There is a solution, and it is more effective than almost any other therapy.
And it’s been around for over 100 years.
I’m talking of course about aspirin.
In this study, they found that aspirin lowers the potentially harmful effects of too much transforming growth factor.
Remember, it’s that transforming growth factor the tell cells that they should turn into something else.
And it’s telling normal cells that they should become cancerous.
Aspirin interferes with that message.
And the results on cancer are striking.
Keep in mind, that breast cancer and prostate cancer are very similar cancers — so the same things will apply to prostate cancer:
We find that aspirin not only prevents tumor cell growth, but also significantly reduces the self-renewal capacity and growth of tumor-initiating cells and delays the formation of a palpable tumor.
Read that again. Aspirin prevents tumors from growing.
Aspirin prevents tumors from spreading.
And aspirin slows down the formation of tumors that you can feel.
You can prevent the formation of “palpable” tumors.
And it’s possible that taking aspirin and cancer prevention may be the same thing.
What can prevent cancer is already sitting in your medicine cabinet.
Now, it is quite common for men to take a “baby aspirin” for heart disease.
I think that may not quite be enough.
You may want to talk to your doctor about taking a full adult aspirin.
You should take 325 mg, or even two or three of them if you are at high risk for cancer.
I find that aspirin is probably the most useful drug ever discovered.
And it is certainly more effective than conventional chemotherapy.
It just is not profitable to the drug companies.
Breast, Skin, Soft Tissue and Bone: Aspirin blocks growth of breast tumor cells and tumor-initiating cells and induces reprogramming factors of mesenchymal to epithelial transition