How Are Cancer Survivors Helping Us All Beat Cancer?

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Cancer survivors are wonderful group to study and that's what I study, I study actually cancer survivors who are beating incredible odds and it's really important that we begin paying as much attention to survivors as we do to the people who are getting sick. So, I have been told that 20 years ago, most research was focused on trying to figure out what was causing cancer why people were getting sick, and we've come a long way, but guess what we now know that cancer is a really complex disease, it can be caused by viruses, bacteria, toxins, genetic mutation and a whole host of other things, and so what we learn from certain survivors is that regardless of the course, there are things that you can do right now to help your immune system repair all the damage that has been done and by these cells that are replicating like crazy.

And so when I study survivors who beat incredible odds, now these are sent home on house beds and they're told by their doctors they there is nothing more we can do well some of these people turned a cancer around and go into a mission by studying them I'm figuring out clues to how the immune system can be stimulated enough to overcome cancer.