Breast Cancer TreatmentDespite the fact that there are actually pretty many innovative solutions, newest technologies and alternative cancer treatment options being reported in the mass media almost every month or two, cancer still remains in the list of incurable diseases, and every day tens of thousands of people around the world lose their lives due to this terrible disease. We all hope that very soon an effective technology will be discovered or created to free the world from cancer, but for now all that is left for us is to wait and pray for success of numerous current cancer relater researches. I am sure that piece by piece, modern scientists will soon gather necessary information to learn how to effectively stop cancer cells formation, and very soon they will come up with a new solution as a lung cancer treatment, breast cancer treatment, pancreatic cancer treatment, and the treatment for other types of this disease.

The findings of a recent study presented in December 2012 at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, should be considered really important and interesting piece of knowledge for those who are trying to find a great alternative cancer treatment solution. The laboratory experiments conducted by a research group at the University of California in Berkeley, US, have shown that applying some physical force on cancer cells can be an effective tool in preventing their growth. Moreover, the scientists are convinced that actions like squeezing, Alternative cancer treatmentsquashing or applying some physical pressure in some other ways can assist in making malignant cells start growing in normal and organized way. The study was mainly focused on studying the effects of physical force on breast cancer cells, but the researchers hope that their findings will help to find the way to applying the same technique for treating other forms of cancer.

The idea of applying compression to cancer cells and observing the reaction came to the mind of  California researchers after analyzing traditional effects of physical force on human body. ‘When we lift weights our muscles get bigger. The force of gravity is essential to keeping our bones strong. Here we show that physical force can play a role in the growth – and reversion – of cancer cells,’ said Gautham Venugopalan, one of the study leaders. During the experiments, the scientists were applying compression to newly developing cells of breast cancer, and they could observe that in a certain period of time, the cells changed their form and started growing in a normal and more organized way. At that, the process of recovery continued even when physical force was removed, in contrast to other similar cancer cells which were not compressed and thus continued growing as cancer cells. Therefore, according to the study leader, cancer cells do not ‘forget’ how to be healthy and can be made to turn back to their normal condition by applying compression.

We are showing that tissue organisation is sensitive to mechanical inputs from the environment at the beginning stages of growth and development,” said Daniel Fletcher, a professor of the University of California and the laboratory experiment chief. He said that the effects of using compression against cancer cells growth and development can be the most successfully used on the earliest stages of breast cancer development. The scientists hope that their findings will give a spark for creating a new breast cancer treatment and possibly and alternative cancer treatment. However, they underline that further studies and experiments are necessary since the technology of using compression for possible alternative cancer treatment requires a more complex approach. According to professor Fletcher, the discovered effects of applying physical force to cancer cells are not likely to become a treatment option or an effective cancer prevention approach, but they can assist the scientists to develop a new technology and learn tracking down the cells and molecules that should be targeted for breast cancer treatment and other cancer treatments.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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