Could Chemotherapy Actually Boost Cancer Growth?
A shocking new study suggests that chemotherapy, the most common treatment for cancer, might actually make some cancers worse.
Dr. David Samadi commented on the study on Fox and Friends. He stressed, “This is not a message that your chemotherapy is not working for you.”
He explained, “When you give systemic chemo, you are giving it to the entire body. There are healthy cells that when they get affected by chemo, they can send some signals, some proteins, that are going to make the cancer cells grow, and they can cause recurrence.”
“What it tells us is that in the future if we can stop those proteins, this chemotherapy would be more effective,” he said.