What could be more amazing than accidentally discovering a non-toxic, truly effective treatment for cancer? That’s exactly what happened when Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, was investigating the reason why navy seals sometimes suddenly experience seizures underwater when using oxygen rebreathers. His exciting research uncovered much more than just the answer to that question, and offers real hope in the fight against cancer.
Several studies have determined that conventional cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy are not just destructive and dangerous, but incredibly ineffective. A 2004 study by Australian researchers from the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre of the Royal North Shore Hospital, determined that chemotherapy only contributed 2.3 percent to the five-year survival rate of Australian adults, a number which dropped to only 2.1 percent for American adults.
Then, in 2016, 11 of the world’s most renowned cancer specialists from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AMRC) included chemotherapy on their list of five treatments that provide little to no benefits for patients.
An AMRC representative told The Guardian at the time that chemotherapy is “by its very nature toxic,” and its combination of failing to achieve a response while causing toxicity can “do more than good.”
A truly effective, non-toxic cancer treatment is therefore desperately needed.