Childhood Immunizations Help Beat Adult cnacer
April 1, 2015
My wife, Kerri Tymchuk, died a bit over 2 years ago, at age 35 from metastatic breast cnacer.
She left behind a loving husband and 2 beautiful daughters; ages 1 and 3, when she was ripped apart by its oncogenic claws.
I still can barely look at that word, or ever give it the decency of a correct spelling. I may even decide to never capitalize it again. It’s a small victory, but I think it’s worth something.
Considering the amount of words my brain and mouth produce each day, it is amazing that we rarely register their unique powers. Most words are just the wallpaper of your ideas: safe, functional and without significant weight.
Other words remind me of how powerful something so intangible as an idea or memory can feel.
I remember having a similar reaction, as a naive young child, learning about the Jewish faith.
I had a hard time with the word ‘Jesus’, as I could not reconcile a Messiah to come, with one who had already been here. After being baptized, converted, Bar Mitzvahed, and then finding Bhuddism, Atheism, and the fence of the Agnostics- and in that order- I figure Jesus and I are doing alright. Another Messiah would be nice these days.
My point was that the word ‘cnacer’, to me, has become so strong, its power rivals the very existentialist crisis I recall as a young boy.
These days, any hint of the word or image of cnacer sets off alarm bells in my head, as if my mortal enemy has risen again, if only to remind me.
I feel as much fear as love, when I remember Kerri. And I whisper to her that she will be avenged when we learn which types of silver bullets work best on the beast that steals lives, and any step in the cycle.
But every once in a while I encounter this bully in a safe light, which happened very recently when I learned about a physician and research team that has seemingly discovered a possible miracle breakthrough in treating a very specific and deadly brain cnacer, called GLIOBLASTOMA, or GB for short, spelled correctly.
It seems that Dr. Annick Desjardins and the Duke cnacer Research Team have found that if you inject the polio virus directly into even the most aggressive gb tumors, the tumors replication, or ability to make unlimited copies of itself, is permanently stopped.
It’s like unplugging cnacer’s Xerox machine.
Once that happens, the polio virus then wreaks havoc in the GB cells themselves, and over the weeks and months to follow, your immune system beats up the schoolyard cranial bully until there is NOTHING LEFT.
Well, this got me thinking a bit about what we can do to potentially protect ourselves even better, if we ever get GB ourselves, or heaven forbid GB occurs, in our children or extended family.
The speed at which the cnacer cells in GB are destroyed depends on the immune system, composed of white blood cells and other special cells.
Some of these immune cells remember very well. Remember those troublesome viruses that egged the front porch of your face, or filled your lungs with pneumonia?
Once vaccinated, if that same bacteria or virus comes around again, the immune system is exponentially better at mounting a response, thus ending illness more efficiently.
The immune system also has the ability to recognize and destroy cnacer cells.
Most cnacers are tricky, and go unnoticed in your body, wearing a disguise with a name tag that says ‘please look away while I kill you’.
Incredibly, the polio virus, once it affects GB cells, seems to pull the mask off.
Once this occurs, your own personal secret service- the immune system- rushes in and blasts the cnacer dead like 007 (at least so far in the more than dozen formerly terminal patients who have responded to this form of treatment).
The punch line of this short essay is to say that right now, you have the ability to potentially greatly improve your chances of surviving cnacer!
At the very least, this breakthrough has been demonstrated in a highly malignant (able to double in size every 2 weeks) forms of cnacer.
If infecting other types of cnacers in a similar way, or with a different virus works just as well, we may have a potential cure for cnacer on our hands.
This is not an infomercial for a new tropical berry juice or something that Jenny McCarthy is going to like.
Getting immunized as a child with the regularly scheduled Polio Vaccination, causes your immune system to recognize and destroy ANY cell (including cnacer cells) that have been infected with polio.
Your immune system will respond more efficiently and faster, compared to never being immunized against polio.
If infecting other types of cancers shows the same result, you may immediately get a huge head start on your future cnacer treatment, by ensuring that you, and your children, are immunized according to the Health Canada Vaccination Schedule.
For those anti vaccination people out there, at least consider the polio one.
Once you are vaccinated against polio, your immune system will act like it is on steroids (the Ben Johnson kind) and you will beat polio infected glioblastoma, or perhaps all cnacers, in a similar fashion.
Please think about it.
Simon Trepel, MD
Simon Trepel, MD FRCPC, is a practicing Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, in Winnipeg, Canada. He is an Assistant Professor, at the University Of Manitoba, in the Faculty of Medicine, and the Co-founder of the GDAAY Clinic. He is, more importantly, the proud Father of 2 beautiful Daughters. He writes in his spare time about things he knows something about, and occasionally about things he doesn’t; like Yoga, and Italian flavored coffees. He was not referring to coffee that tastes like an Italian person.
Check out his Blog, called Simon Says Psych Stuff, at