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Where Does Cancer Come From?

Where Does Cancer Come From?
August 14, 2018 Patrick Nemechek, D.O.

People diagnosed with cancer naturally search for explanations for its origin and wonder how cancer might have been prevented.  The truth is that most cancers originate naturally within the human body from the moment of birth and continue throughout life.

Studies looking for cancer in certain organs after people die from any type of accident or illness have discovered breast cancer in 40% of women between 40-50 and prostate cancer in 65% of men between 60-65 years of age.

Those discoveries raise two important questions.  First, where do these cancers come from and second, why are more people not diagnosed or impacted by these cancers?

Where do They Come From?

A genetic mutation of a cell’s DNA is required for a healthy cell to take on the features that classify them as cancerous.  These mutations primarily arising from inaccurate copying of the genetic code or in other words, a biological “typo”.

Every day your body has to replace 50-70 billion cells and each cell needs to have its DNA copied.  A strand of DNA that contains our genetic code has 3 billion nucleic based pairs (think of these as individual letters in a document) that need to be copied.

No organism known to man can copy a 3 billion letter document, 50-70 billion times per day, every day, without making a mistake and these errors can result in a cell with cancerous behaviors.

Two thirds of human cancers are thought to arise from mistakes in the copying process.  But why don’t more people, or other animals, develop cancer?

Why Don’t More People Display Cancer?

Fortunately, evolution was also able to provide us with an immune system that prevents these random cancers from spreading.  This is why in spite of the fact that 40% of woman may have actual cancer within their breasts, only 11-12% will be diagnosed with it in later years and why only 15% of men get diagnosed with prostate cancer although 65% carry cancerous prostate cells.

The haunting question that remains is that as our cancer detection tools become even more sensitive, how many people are being over-diagnosed and treated for cancers that would have never become apparent if the patient had simply been left alone?

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  1. Jonas Weber 1 month ago

    Dear Dr. Nemechek
    Is Rifagut (Sun Pharma) from India also fine to take?
    Do you have patients using this Brand?
    Thank you

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 1 month ago

      Yes, I’ve had several patients take this brand with predictable results.

  2. Mari S 1 month ago

    Hi Dr. Nemecheck. Like many people, I’m concerned about the study linking Inulin to liver cancer. I can see that you don’t think it’s cause for concern, but can you please explain? Maybe you could do a blog post about this – I know it would put many people’s minds at ease. I am feeling nervous about continuing the protocol with my children. Thank you!

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 1 month ago

      I am not worried about this at all.

      A large proportion of the world’s population has been ingesting inulin in their diets for a thousand year without any ill effect.

  3. Allison Rousseau 4 months ago
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      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 4 months ago

      The study was ridiculous and was promoted to just scare people.

  4. Susan 4 months ago

    Ive been told I have vagal neuropathy, polyneuropathy, laryngeal sensory neuropathy and now tinnitus, are these conditions that can be treated with your protocol. It started with a diagnosis of laryngeal pharynx reflux.

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 4 months ago

      Yes, most of these can be reversed.

  5. Deepika 5 months ago

    Hello Dr. Nemechek,
    My daughter 2 years 5 months old and was diagnosed of ASD on August 1st of this year. She has only 3 words now. I heard that Centella asiatica powder is good for children as it boosts memory and improves focus. I started to give her that powder with honey everyday from September 12th. In 12 days of giving it I can see good changes in her. She says some words to approximation. I heard about your protocol just one week before and very much positive to try it for her. Now my question is, can I start your protocol along with the above said powder or should I need to stop it if I am giving her your protocol?. Can you please guide me

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 5 months ago

      If you’ve read my protocol you would know I would say to stop the powder.

    • Anonymous 4 months ago

      Thank you sir. I have stopped the powder and now we are on two weeks in protocol. I am seeing awakening as well. Stimming increased, meltdowns are more, before protocol she takes nap at regular time n now it hard for her to sleep. Awareness as improved, but still couldn’t get much eye contact. Sir, is there a way were it will improve?
      Age: 2 years 5 months old girl
      Now inulin: 1/4 tsp
      NN ultimate Omega: 1 ml
      EVOO: 2 and 1/2 tsp
      How long should I need to be in this dose? Any time period? Thank you in advance.

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 4 months ago

      I’m sorry but due to the high volume of requests, I can no longer provide specific advise of individuals.

      My comments will be limited to explaining the broader concepts of The Nemechek Protocol.

  6. Mario Hernandez 5 months ago

    Great article!!

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 5 months ago

      Thank you.

  7. April Ducuing 6 months ago

    Hello Dr. N,
    I’m asking for a friend who is interested in starting NP. She is allergic to fish. Anchovies being one of them. She breaks out in a rash and she aid she can feel it coming on in the top of her head. Her mother who is also allergic has had her throat swell. With good reason, she is apprehensive to start the full protocol due to the conflict with the fish oil. What is your advice in these situations?

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 6 months ago

      I find the patients who have intolerance to fish or fish oil or even olive oil notice that their intolerance goes away within a few weeks of finishing a round of rifaximin.

    • April 6 months ago

      Thank you very much. I will be sure to pass that on to her! I wish Rifaximin wasnt so hard to get! I have a RX and haven’t been able to fill it . Will keep trying though.

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 6 months ago

      I’ve heard of some patients ordering online since the cost is so outrageously expensive in the U.S. High quality Rifaximin is produced by Reddy Pharmaceuticals in India.

      In Europe, the cost of 20 pills of Rifaximin is about $1-2. IN the U.S. the cost is approximately $2,000-$2,500.

  8. Sarah Brant 6 months ago

    Wow, thank you so much, your feedback clarifies a lot for me. I ended up not taking him in yesterday because unlike his brother who came down with strep a few days ago, my 4 yo complaining of a sore throat does not have a fever or other symptoms. Thanks again!

  9. Sarah Brant 6 months ago

    Hi Dr Nemechek,

    I have a 4 yr old kiddo who has been on your protocol for about 2 months now. He has “red flags” for aspergers, but he’s doing very well now and at his IEP meeting Monday everyone was marveling at his much he’s changed over the summer. They removed a ton of goals from his IEP and his speech is now considered normal for his age. Anyway on to my question: this kiddo has had strep probably 9 or 10 times this year. He is complaining again of sore throat. I am at my wits end. He really seems to struggle when he is on antibiotics and the fits return and it takes several weeks to get him back to normal. I need to take him to the Dr today because he seems to have another infection, but I’m not sure what my next move should be. Removing tonsils has been presented as an option but I wasn’t sure if him going under anesthesia would be worse for his health. Does leaving a strep infection untreated help the body to develop immunity? My dad’s cardiologist recently told me that untreated strep is no longer a concern for rheumatic fever as it once was. I realize you may not be able to comment on our situation, but I figured it never hurts to ask! 🙂

  10. Hello! Love your work and insights into cancer and chronic disease. What do you recommend to help support the growth of good bacteria after the use of rifaxamin; especially if inulin is not tolerated? Is the fecal microbiota implant the only other approach you recommend?

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 6 months ago

      As of yet, I don’t think there is any manner to increase biodiverstiy (species variety) of the gut bacteria other than FMT.

  11. Mrs. Bates 6 months ago

    Hi Dr. Nemechek,
    My son(35 months, ASD) has been on your protocol for 10 weeks now. He was making amazing gains! This week I noticed he suddenly stopped making as much eye contact with me an others, and he’s been running into things and bumping his head again( he did this for a bit as a toddler before the protocol). It has me really worried. His focus has decreased the past few days too and it’s become difficult to get his attention to communicate. Do you have any recommendations for what I should try to change? He is currently on 1 ml NN Pro Omega, 1/2 tsp Now Inulin, evoo each day in his breakfast waffle/muffin/smoothie. I should also mention that I rotate between NN and Now fish oil because the Now seems to help a lot with speech gains but causes him to stim a lot.

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 6 months ago

      Please re-read the chapters on relapses from my book.

  12. Bob and Barb Vandaveer 6 months ago

    Fascinating. Thank you!

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 6 months ago

      You’re welcome.

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