A “Winter Cure” for Bladder Cancer?!
Kids tend to see things in black and white.
As an adult, you know things are rarely that cut-and-dry.
We live in shades of gray – and that’s especially true when it comes to medicine.
And this is a perfect example: Something we try hard to avoid all winter could be the key to killing cancer cells.
In one person, it caused their bladder cancer to completely disappear.
And it could help you, too.
During the winter, you probably try hard to avoid catching a cold. Maybe you take extra vitamin C, or zinc, or echinacea.
I don’t blame you. No one likes to be sick. And as it turns out… neither to cancer cells.
That’s right… the latest breakthrough in cancer treatments isn’t some synthetic concoction cooked up in a laboratory, or a hidden plant found on some remote island.
It’s a strain of the common cold called coxsackievirus (or CVA21).
In a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, researchers found that CVA21 could seek and destroy cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells untouched.
For the study, researchers inserted the virus via catheter into the bladders of patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.
This type of cancer is notoriously difficult to treat. In fact, the most common therapy to treat it fails about 70% of the time.
Yet once again, where Big Pharma fails, nature prevails.
The cold virus killed the cancer cells in the patients’ tumors without causing collateral damage to healthy cells in the process.
And the most exciting part? In one person’s case, the cancer completely disappeared.
That’s about as close to a cure as you can get.
The researchers went as far as to say that these so-called oncolytic viruses could transform the way we treat cancer.
I certainly hope so.