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Using the immune system to fight disease is not a new idea. As far back as the 18th century, Lady Wortley Montague, the wife of the British ambassador to Istanbul, noticed that the Turks were preventing smallpox by a technique similar to smallpox and brought the technique back to England. In fact, there is even

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Can Your Body Fight Cancer on its Own?

The history of medicine is a fascinating story of trial and error, with those trials often conducted on human beings. In the 19th century, there was no FDA, and that’s how immunotherapy happened to be discovered by a bone surgeon. Although we now know that some streptococcus strains are part of the normal flora of

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Can your sedentary lifestyle cause colon cancer?

Every cancer diagnosis comes with its own story. In almost every case, a transformation in the life of the patient and family accompanies the diagnosis. In my own life, a very close family member was diagnosed with colon cancer at a young age. What is colon cancer? Colon cancer is a type of cancer that

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Can we cure cancer with a vaccine?

Big pharma and biotech companies have invested billions in new ways to cure cancer. But for tough metastatic cancers (those that have spread throughout the body), they have mostly not succeeded. Most of the drug discovery efforts look for chemicals that will kill the cancer cells themselves. That is a good strategy. However using the

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