The cause of cancer has been known for more than 80 years. It was a discovery made by Otto Warburg in the 1930’s, for which he won the Nobel Prize:
The first thing to understand is that there is one and only one reason cells grow into cancer. It is a lack of sufficient oxygen to a certain subset of the 210 different types of cells known to make up the human body. This is called hypoxia.
Warburg found that by reducing the available oxygen to human cells, he could turn them, at will, into undifferentiated cancer cells. People look at cancer as some alien, invading force, forgetting the microboilogy maxim: every cell comes from a cell. Cancer cells are human cells that could survived a dangerous environment by resorting to glucose as an energy source instead of oxygen. The waste products of these cells are acidic, which…
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