Παθολογία του καρκίνου

Για  σύγχρονες απόψεις πάνω στην Παθολογία του Καρκίνου, παρατίθεται αυτούσιο απόσπασμα από άρθρο του Δρ Τάσου Βαρθολομαίου στο περιοδικο Ολιστικής Θεραπευτικής Positive Health:

Cancer has nothing of the mysterious or superhuman behind it; it is usually the final outcome of a local chronic physical bioenergetic stagnation, where the defence mechanism employs its last defence: a dramatic change in structure balance itself in a model that is reminiscent of embryogenesis, which anyway is out of current space and time processes of the organism
This return to embryogenesis patterns recalls the regeneration healing phenomena after a wound, so that certain researchers have used for cancer local phenomena the poetic ,but also objectively true, phrase “cancer, a wound that does not heal”, since wound healing and local cancer progression have striking similarities. These similarities highly indicate that “healing”, of autotherapeutic and  defence nature, phenomena are included in the essence of local cancer progression itself and should be necessarily kept in mind in any scientifically planned cancer treatments, whether they are ‘alternative’, ‘complementary’ or ‘conventional’.
 
It has been also described in the modern medical literature that cancer cells introduced into developing embryos can be committed to a complete reversion of their malignant phenotype. It has been also postulated  that it is unlikely that such effects could be ascribed to only few molecular components interacting according to a simple linear-dynamics model, and that  these facts argue against the somatic mutation theory of cancer. Some 50 years ago, Needham and Waddington speculated that cancer represents an escape from a morphogenetic field like those which guide embryonic development. It is supported that, indeed, disruption of the morphogenetic field of a tissue can promote the onset as well as the progression of cancer. This condition confers to cancer an unusual sensitivity to embryonic regulatory cues. Thus, it is not surprising that cancer cells exposed to specific embryonic morphogenetic fields undergoes significant modifications, eventually leading to a complete phenotypic reversion. Homeopathic remedies, through the employment of  the principle of similarity to a tissue, which in modern terms is translated in a kind of ‘teaching or reprogramming’ of the tissue, might apply in the best way to the “tissue morphogenetic field” where cancer cells appear and  seems to have the best possible chances to pass positive information to this field
The main pathological goal of Homeopathy in Cancer is primarily the detection and evaluation of everything relevant to individual cancer pathogenesis and the support of Homeostatic Functions and the integrity of the micro-environment of cancer cells. Like in all Chronic Organic Diseases, also in Cancer individualized homeopathic treatment is always applied, which targets both the diseased organ of the body and the whole organism. Chronic Diseases usually represent the progress and adjustment of physiological phenomena and processes of the organism, i.e. of the mechanisms of homeostasis, in adverse conditions and challenges of the environment, natural and social. What we call ‘disease’ actually represents, in most cases, the defence mechanism attempt to maintain the system healthy and alive; this adaptation process covers the whole body, even if it seems focused on a body organ. The latter, however, is of particular importance when it is an important organ for the integrity and survival of the whole system, so that it requires specific pathophysiological-pharmacological support and treatment .
 
Hahnemann, the modern founder of Homeopathy, very correctly defined, as Hippocrates, the first founder of Homeopathy, that the target is the real cure of the pathology of each case and not merely the relief and / or suppression of symptoms. The actual healing of Chronic Diseases for both modern Conventional Medicine and Classical Homeopathy passes necessarily through the functional and morphological disorders of organs, tissues and cells of the body, not simply through the symptoms, necessarily  through the 'Disease' itself, and not simply only through the ‘Patient’, as “The Patient, not the Cure” is still a prevailing dogma in a part of the homeopathic community. From the time of Hippocrates it had been already observed that, when a chronic disease developed in an organ, the local morphological and functional characteristics change, the local physical bioenergetic qualities change, facts  which necessarily demand specific Homeopathic prescribing for the diseased organ, besides the support and treatment of the whole organism, of the “Totality”. Especially in Cancer it is always required to support both the diseased organs themselves and the whole organism, the “Totality”.