Women diagnosed with cancer can produce healthy offspring

Cancer develops due to stress or hostile environment

Women diagnosed with cancer can give birth to healthy offspring provided that those women get the right treatment, according to one of the conclusions reached by International Scientific Conference on Oncology. The conference was recently held in Hungary.

A newborn baby girl called Marishka weights only 700 grams. She can not lift up her head, her tiny needle-like arms barely move. Her mother “passed down” thyroid gland cancer to the girl. When the mother learned of cancer, she left her in custody of a maternity hospital. Cancer patients often decide to conceive and bear a child so that they may have somebody to survive for. But do they really think of the consequences?

Here is a true story from Russia. Some twenty years ago the doctors were wheeling Ludmila K. into a maternity ward. Meanwhile, her husband was trying to force himself into the ward as he cried out loud: “This delivery should be stopped!” The husband had his doubts whether his wife could give birth to a healthy child after surviving cancer. The woman had a bad case of lung cancer and was treated with chemotherapy a year before. The doctors estimated that she would last for five years at a maximum after the therapy. Yet the woman made up her mind and got pregnant.

According to Mikhail Kisilevsky, a head of laboratory of cell-mediated immunity at the Blokhin Research Center of Oncology under the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, a new method of treating cancer has been developed at the highly specialized research centers. The method involves bio-therapy. After picking out immune system cells from a patient's blood, the doctors grow them and activate them outside the body. Then the cells injected as a vaccine into the patient. Those cells are called “killers” because they are capable of destroying malignancy. The treatment is of limited use because high technologies are involved in the process. If chemotherapy is a success, many women stricken with cancer try to conceive and bear a child. (Fortunately, not every kind of cancer is hereditary.) On the other hand, not every woman can be strong enough to handle pregnancy soon after taking a course of chemotherapy. Besides, a tumor may come back.

Now the son of the above Ludmila K. is a third-year student at one of the Moscow universities. His mother brought him up and saw that the boy was enrolled at the university. She passed away only after her mission was accomplished. The doctors believe her case was a miracle. Her metastases were gone and her tumor stopped growing for more than 17 years. However, her old disease eventually finished her off.

Another story happened in Hungary. Eva Radui, a resident of Budapest and mother of four children, was diagnosed with cancer 6 years ago. She lost a lot of weight and could barely unbend due to a sharp pain in her abdomen. When her husband found out that a third of her wife's liver had been eaten by cancer, he said in desperation: “So it means you will never bring forth a boy for me?” Eva made a promise that she would give birth to his heir.

We are talking in a three-room apartment of the Raduis. Their long-awaited son is sitting on his mother's lap. The boy is 4 years old. Eva went to the so-called Kulevit Center for cancer patients to make her dream a reality. The specialists at the center looked after Eva during the whole period of her pregnancy, her treatment included biologically active food supplements.

The method is based on the results of research done by Djula Kulchar, a specialist in biochemistry. He had been studying the body's mechanisms of resistance used for combating the development of cancerous cells. On the basis of his 20-year laboratory studies, Dr. Kulchar put forth a new theory about the so-called nonspecific system of anticancer defense that exits in the body.

“Cancerous cells are normally thought to begin spreading in the body with suppressed immune system,” said Dr. Kulchar at a press conference. He studied the statistics on the subject. He found out that HIV-positive patients developed cancer that the same rate as regular patients did. He then studied the cancerous cells taken from HIV-positive patients and regular cancer patients. Dr. Kulchar reached the conclusion that the development of cancer was not influenced by the immune system alone. The components making part of the blood combat tumors. Those components keep eating cancerous cells all the time. Cancer starts to develop should the number of normal cells in the body decrease due to stress or hostile environment. 

Hungary has one the highest numbers of cancer patients in Europe and therefore many researchers are working on the problem in that country. The Kulevit Center has opened a number of affiliated facilities in the oncological hospitals in Hungary, Norway and other European countries. The doctors use food supplements for treating patients. The supplements contain the right ingredients and amino acids for restoring defense mechanisms of the body. The supplements can be used for reducing side effects caused by cytostatics during chemotherapy treatments.

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Author`s name Marina Lebedeva