Cancer Causes




     Cancer undoubtedly begins with a single cell.  The cell escapes from the regulatory mechanisms of the body, perhaps by a basic change in the way DNA of the nucleus is formed.  Somehow, there develops a changed relation of the cancer cell with neighboring cells of the body, a change thought to be due to the electrical surface charges of the cell, its electrical polarity, and the cell chemistry.  The surface properties Of Mammalian Cells In Culture, 23-39 1968.  Electrical charges on the surface of cells may account for both uncontrolled growth and improper cell movement.  “The electrical voltage which normally exists across the surface membrane acts to exert precise control over division  in body cells.”  Science News March 28, 1970.

     In embryonic life when cells are migrating to find their natural positions, and in repair of tissue when there is scar formation, division and movement of cells occur until one cell bumps against another.  At that moment, “contact inhibition” stops cell division and movement.  As long as the majority of cells in an area remain strong and possess good contact inhibition, even if one cell should become cancerous, it can be kept in check for   years, or even an entire life-time by the natural barriers imposed against the cancer.  But as often happens, the resistance of all cells becomes reduced by poor health habits, retention of waste products, or formation of toxins, and the cancer cell finds no barrier to its migration and multiplication.

     Cells such as nerve and muscle, that are usually non-dividing, have high negative membrane voltages—on the order of minus 90 multi-volts.  Those cells such as the lining cells of the digestive tract, that divide routinely, have lower voltages.  Tumor cells are much lower, having voltages in the minus 10 millivolt range.  High negative voltages block cells division by preventing synthesis of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), an essential component of the nucleus.  Thus, a reduction in negative voltage across the membrane, and a corresponding inhibition of DNA synthesis fits with the characteristics of abnormal cell division.

     Infection neutralizes contact inhibition, and in many virus infections there is loss of controlled cell growth and motion.  Eating excessive fats alters the surface charge of cells.  Free fats in the blood stream causes clumping of red blood cells.  The presence of alcohol in the blood also causes clumping of red blood cells.  This clumping reduces tissue nutrition and oxygenation, as the clusters of red blood cells cannot flow freely through the capillaries and the microcirculation in vital areas is slowed severely.  All of these factors—virus infection, excessive fats, and alcohol in the blood—are known to increase one’s likelihood of developing cancer.

     More than 85 viruses are known to cause cancers in animals.  Of the 31 adenoviruses isolated from man, twelve are known to cause cancer in animals.  More than a dozen viruses that primarily cause leukemia have been identified.  Virus-like particles have been found in cases of dog, mouse, human, and cattle leukemia.

     The Epstein-Barr (EB) virus was first discovered in 1964, in cells cultured from Burkitt’s lymphoma, a malignant tumor in children, which is at home in certain areas of Africa and New Guinea.  Since 1964 there has been accumulating evidence that this virus is indeed the causative agent of Burkkit’s Lymphomia.  A herpe’s virus, indistinguishable from the EB virus, has been shown to cause Marek’s disease, a malignant lymphoma of chickens.  The infection is also carried into the eggs.  A vaccine has been made for chickens which prolongs the life of the chickens, but unfortunately does not reduce the transmission of the virus.

Agatha & Calvin Thrash