Monday, November 17, 2008

Cancer a multistage process‏

Dr. Don Mallins, a biochemist form Seattle, reported a new method of identifying structural changes in the DNA of breast tissue. Dr. Mallins noted structural changes in breast tissue as he followed normal breast tissue to metastatic breast cancer in all of its developmental stages. Dr. Mallins concluded that it was oxidative stress as the root cause of damage to the DNA of breast tissue that he had observed, which eventually led to the development of breast cancer.

All cancer researchers now agree that cancer is a multistage process that usually takes decades to develop. In adults cancer can take 20 or even 30 years to develop from the initial mutation of the DNA to becoming a full-blown cancer. In children this process may progress much more rapidly because of the rapid turnover of the cells.

Source: Dr. Strand Health Nuggets (