The word ‘cancer’ is a very dreadful terminology for both doctors and patients alike. It is so feared because of the amount of suffering and difficulty in curing it and high death rates inflicted on its victims. What does ‘cancer’ mean by the way? It simply refers to the uncontrolled growth and spread of aberrant (abnormal) cells in the body.

Cancer can affect various systems in the body, including the female reproductive system. What is the female reproductive system? The female reproductive system constitutes the organs and structures that are involved in the process and sustenance of reproduction in women. These organs and structures include the cervix, uterus (womb), ovaries, vagina, vulva, fallopian tubes and also the breasts. Female reproductive cancers thus include cancers affecting the ovaries, cervix, uterus and so on.

Female reproductive cancers (especially, cancer of the cervix and breast) constitute the commonest group of cancers in women especially in this country and have been associated with high mortality (death) rates. So the importance of preventing cancers of the reproductive tract cannot be overemphasised.

What are toxins? Toxins are harmful substances capable of causing disease, especially when introduced into the body. Toxins can get into the human body by various routes especially via eating the wrong food, inhalation and skin contact. It is interesting to note that toxins can stay in the human body without immediately causing symptoms and linger on for a long time culminating into years and even decades before the negative effects are noticed.

Numerous scientific studies have linked toxins to the development of cancer and these toxins are referred to as ‘carcinogens’. The study of toxins and ‘carcinogenesis’ (development of cancer) is a very complex and dynamic one as more and more toxins are being discovered. As noted earlier, toxins can be in the water you drink, your food, immediate environment (work, schools, home, and other places), pesticides, fertilisers, solvents and so on.

How toxins are involved in carcinogenesis is a very complex and sometimes poorly understood topic. It is pertinent to note that cancer cells are usually normal cells at first; they later undergo certain changes that cause them to begin to divide in an uncontrollable manner and spread. These usually involve an alteration in the structure of a DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid of a cell). In other words,  the DNA is concerned with the regulation of the alterations in the genetic composition of the cell. These alterations are referred to as ‘mutations’ and toxins that lead to these changes are called ‘mutagens’. However, not all mutagens are carcinogens and vice versa.

 A number of toxins/carcinogens have been associated with female reproductive tract cancers. Toxins associated with cancer of the ovary include asbestos, talcum powder and pesticides; while those associated with cancer of the cervix include DES (Diethylstilbestrol – which is present in many contraceptives) and tobacco smoke. Carcinogens linked to breast cancer include ethyl alcohol, tobacco smoke, aromatic amines in plastics and DES in contraceptives. Recently also, the wearing of bras with metallic supports has been linked to breast cancer, this has led to the production of bras with plastic support. Those linked to uterine cancer include dichloroethane found in PVC plastics and other hydrocarbon products, arsenic (found in herbicides, wood preservatives and lead alloys in batteries), DES and acrylamide (found in cosmetics).

Carcinogens can be divided into various classes based on what stage of carcinogenesis they affect, thus they can be grouped as initiator carcinogens, promoter carcinogens, and progressor carcinogens. Also, some carcinogens can influence all the stages of carcinogenesis. Examples of initiator carcinogens include nitrosamine (found in smoked fish and cured meat) and cadmium which is found in batteries, while examples of progressor carcinogens include asbestos, used in roofing and ceiling materials and arsenic present in herbicides. Because of the intricate association between various toxins and cancer development, the question of how to deal with these toxins becomes very important.

The most important fact is based on the work of Prof. O. Warburg (1883-1970), who was nominated for the Nobel Prize. His main postulation was that development of cancer is due to blockage of the energy – producing organ in the cells of the body, called mitochondria, leading to the switch-off of the cell control mechanisms. In other words, the carcinogens take control of the cell and do not allow it to function properly. Therefore, any situation to address cancer must work on the cell control mechanisms. This brings us to the topic of detoxification.

Detoxification is the process of removing toxic substances or toxins from the body of a living organism. Detoxification can be carried out by various methods or techniques. The aim of detoxification is to treat, manage or prevent various diseases in the body by removing the substances that could cause them, as well as rejuvenating and revitalising the body. The removal of toxic substances associated with a type of cancer from the body of an individual, for example, could help to protect the individual from developing that cancer; especially when he/she is at high risk of developing it. Detoxification could be used as a method of preventing the development of female reproductive cancers in women, including ovarian and breast cancer,  by removing the associated carcinogens. In addition to other activities like cancer screening and early detection, vaccination and aggressive chemotherapy, detoxification can also be used as a tool in dealing with the scourge of female reproductive cancers that have plagued womankind. A good detox programme will remove all the heavy metals and toxic foods while regenerating the body with orthomolecular supplements and an alkaline diet. When this is done long enough the cancer cell should become silent in its activity.

An effective cancer management may involve both the use of chemotherapy and or radiotherapy to kill the cancer cells, with or without surgery, and then, a good detox programme in an experienced detox centre. This ensures the removal of the toxins that caused cancer in the first place and those accumulated from the chemotherapy or radiotherapy which very often kill the cancer patient fast as they are just as toxic to the system. A good detoxification must be inclusive of training in lifestyle modification, so as not to reintroduce the toxins back into the system. The importance of modern medical technologies like hypoxicator and Rife frequency treatments cannot be underestimated in achieving an overall improvement in those who already have cancers and mostly, in prevention.

A Rife machine produces electromagnetic energy in the form of electrical impulses. Electromagnetic energy is a combination of electric and magnetic energy that travels in waves. Examples include gamma rays, radio waves, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays and visible light. The Rife machine was developed by Royal Raymond Rife in the 1920s. He was an American scientist. The machine is also called a Rife frequency generator. His research showed that each disease or condition has its own electromagnetic frequency; so that finding that frequency and producing an impulse of the same frequency will kill or disable diseased cells.

The Rife frequency treatments need to be done for a few minutes a day, several times a week. The Rife machine and other types of similar machines produce low energy waves. So, they are not harmful to normal cells nor do they produce side effects. Modern medicine has gone deep in developments using electromagnetic energy to diagnose and treat a number of different diseases with ongoing research turning out positive results every time. The Hungarian Company OncoTherm has done several clinical studies in Europe on treating cancer with their Oncotherapy device which uses a Rife frequency modulation.