• When the cancer hits oxygen

    Asked by Blackmama on Friday, May 31, 2013

    When the cancer hits oxygen

    Hi all,
    Other question: I have always heard that when the cancer hits oxygen, it will spread like wildfire in your body. Is this true? If it is, how does the surgeon get it out? Further, what about all the air that hits it (nodule) when they are doing all of the biopsies? Thanks, Blackmama

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    • carm's Avatar

      No, that is a myth. Actually, the truth is that too much oxygen kills cancer. Thats why you rarely see heart cancer because the blood return into the ventricle is the most oxygen rich blood in the body. When normal cells get too much oxygen they give it to other organs, but cancer cells don't know how to process oxygen so the suffocate under it. I hope this answers your question. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      I suggest you try and order the book which is available on line through the Bonnie J Addario foundation. I posted this a few days ago. If you have Lung Cancer its best that you try and educate yourself from reliable sources. Read that marital or even the booklets available through the Cancer Support Community . org. Then take your questions to your ONC. because even the material in the material is not as current as your DR.

      you can ask these one off questions all day long but its not going to give you the knowledge you need as your foundation to care.

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Wow, I haven't heard that urban legion before. Carm and CAS1 have given you great advice.

      Best of luck with your treatment.

      over 4 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      Urban legends abound! But that one doesn't make any sense. What about skin cancer? The growths are frequently on the surface of the skin--if oxygen "fed" cancer, wouldn't a person with skin cancer then be ENTIRELY COVERED with lesions? I agree w/the others! Read from the experts so that you can help eliminate these urban myths w/your friends and family! :-)

      over 4 years ago

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