Man struck a terrible disease. Doctors leave all hope. And suddenly the disease recedes. This happens in real life. The question is, how? What is the spontaneous remission? The medical community is trying to ignore the spontaneous remission, also known as self-healing. In fact, some doctors do not believe in this phenomenon – at least with respect to certain diseases – but most of them are just trying not to allow people to entertain false hopes, and, more importantly, the use of false medicines.
Websites advised a variety of ways to achieve spontaneous remission from ginseng to positive thinking. Although almost all of these treatment methods do not cause physical harm to a person, extortion of money from the sick – is not so harmless.
Some professionals do not like the word spontaneous. They believe that the recession is a specific mechanism for the disease. These assumptions are based on the fact that in certain kinds of cancer the patient’s condition improves faster than with other types of diseases. Five types of cancer – cancer of the kidney, leukemia and lymphoma, neuroblastoma, breast cancer and melanoma – a relatively prone to wanton remission. Other types of cancer, such as pancreatic cancer, rarely undergo spontaneous remission, and a few recorded cases of this phenomenon could be due to misdiagnosis.
Spontaneous remission – a popular term, but is a more accurate definition of spontaneous regression. Although due to spontaneous regression of certain types of cancer are good, often spontaneous improvement in patients’ condition lasts only a short time, after which the cancer returns and progresses in its normal course. Even a temporary regression of the disease may give patients extra years of life, or at least a significant improvement in quality of life. All oncologists hope for recovery of their patients, but they do not expect that it will happen suddenly and without treatment.
What causes spontaneous remission?
Doctors are trying to get rid of the spontaneous component of spontaneous remission, but they are not motivated by the desire to deny the miracle. Their goal – to transform the miracle into something earthly. If there is a mechanism that can be used in the fight against cancer, its detection and recreation in the body of each patient could save countless lives. Oncology – the science associated with a variety of painful procedures such as chemotherapy and surgery. Finding a treatment that would be invisible to the patient, it would be a huge leap forward in terms of patient care.While the term spontaneous remains unchanged, because the causes of remission and regression are still unknown. To find out the causes of this process has tried many. In one study a wide range of ideas:
According to the prevalent hypothesis about the mechanisms that lead to spontaneous regression, the most important component of the immune response is a carrier. In other mechanisms causing spontaneous regression includes increasing apoptosis and necrosis, epigenetic changes, hormonal responses, the effect of oncogenes and tumor suppressors, cytokines and growth factors, as well as physiological mechanisms.
This leaves much room for manipulation.
Scientists also found more inextricably linked. In one confirmed case, a marked regression of pancreatic cancer occurred after the infection has caused the patient a strong rise in temperature. In other cases, when cancer was also found the relationship feverish infection with regression and remission. Authors of some publications offer reconsider controlled fever as a way to invoke an immune response that is able to overcome the cancer.
Spontaneous remission occurs far more often than we can imagine?
According to some studies, spontaneous remission and regression occur much more frequently than described in the literature. Studies have confirmed that a large number of cases of spontaneous remission were not recorded due to the fact that the doctor suggested misdiagnosis, did not want to describe in detail the case or due to the fact that the patient felt better and stopped treatment.
Several studies have shown that spontaneous remission may occur in a significant number of cases. In one study, scientists in the 12 months observed for people with one or more solar keratosis, and noted that a third of the subjects experienced a spontaneous remission. Solar keratosis – are not cancer; This mozolepodobny growth on the skin, resulting in the damage to the skin by the sun. By itself, solar keratosis is not dangerous, but it is relatively prone to become cancerous. The fact that solar keratosis is able to take place without apparent cause gives reason to believe that other tumors are also able to heal spontaneously.
The most significant research associated with spontaneous regression, completed in 2001. In the period from 1996 to 2001, the researchers invited women aged 50 to 64 years for regular screening for breast cancer. It would be unethical to ask other women to refrain from such a medical examination in order to form the second group, so a parallel group of women that do not pass inspection, has not been formed. Instead, at the beginning of the study, scientists invited to the examination of women of the same age who do not pass through this procedure in the past six years. The cumulative number of cases of cancer detection in women screened regularly were more than those who were screened just six years. The researchers found that