How does Cancer Grow
Cancer grows like a bad weed. Left unchecked, cancer has two means to progress by proliferation. First it speeds the time to split in two and second they send seeds to start a new cancer elsewhere: metastatic cancer.
1. Speed it up- Cancer is a freak speeder. Its growth is exponential. Meaning, everything the cells split to get two. So imagine a cancer cell that has a speed rate of 24 hours, i.e. one day. In one month if at all you stay alive, you get more than a trillion cells.
2. Spread it up. Proliferation is a complex process. But the key element is the connection between growth factors on the cell surface and a multitude of protein signaling pathways inside the cell. Cancer cells learn to produce their own growth factors which bypass the normal and tightly controlled cell division. That process gives rise to the progression of oncogenic transformation and tumorigenesis.
Genetically engineered human growth hormone used for anti-aging medication is a major growing industry. We can get it with ease, Industries including those offering mail order prescriptions, are proliferating in websites on the Internet. They claim to stop or even reverse aging, including decreasing body fat, and increasing muscle mass and bone density. However there is an inherent risk that this easy road can trigger increasing growth of cancer mass
Cancer takes advantage of growth hormone
Human growth hormone induces growth and other effects by stimulating the liver to increase production of the natural growth hormone like Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) whose blood levels normally decline with advancing age. However, there are numerous publications in scientific journals showing that elevated IGF-1 levels are strongly associated with major excess risks of colon, prostate, and breast cancers. Cancer cells express receptor that wait the presence of growth hormone and start the promotion of proliferation in the presence of growth hormone. Excessive growth hormone will accelerate the process and increase the aggressiveness of the tumor.
Link of Estrogen and other growth hormones
Androgen hormone is a target to drugs development in cancer treatment. By blocking estrogen receptor, breast cancer and prostate cancer are not pushed to grow more. We can even go one step further by stopping the conversion of other androgen hormone into estrogen. This strategy focus on the inhibition of the aromatase enzyme that does the work .By eating mushrooms, we do just that. Furthermore, the accumulation of fat increase our inflammation level which in the bone create a pervert cycle of inflammation factor and growth hormone production which is the perfect environment for metastasis breast or prostate cancer to develop.