How We Get Cancer


“There is no magic.
There is only knowledge,
more or less hidden.”
Gene Wolfe

According to extensive research in the late nineteenth century by Scottish embryologist Dr. John Beard, the direct cause of cancer is the changing of a germ cell into a trophoblastic cell in our bodies. I will explain this process.

In the first week after an egg is fertilized in a woman, the growing mass of cells divides into two kinds, an inner cell mass that embryologists call the embryo blast which becomes the embryo, and an outer layer of cells called the trophoblastic which forms the placenta that houses and nourishes the embryo.

To develop an embryo from primary germ layers involves precise timing and the extensive migration of various cells from one part of the embryo to another as they proceed with the complex process of forming a human baby. In fact, the timing and orchestration of events within the embryo are nothing short of a miracle. As a result, not every one of these primary germ cells completes a successful development cycle; that means that every human (male and female) contains varying numbers of these primary germ cells that failed to complete their correct migration during the formation of the embryo. These cells are often called "sleeping" or "wandering" cells, and they remain in the developing embryo subsequently circulating throughout the body of the newly formed baby.

These circulating "sleeping" cells are normal in the sense that they are actually in the bodies of all humans and are not a problem until, and unless, they are activated. They can be activated by a sex hormone imbalance in the body, or as the result of genetic, environmental and nutritional factors. When this happens, it causes a cancerous cell mass to begin forming.

Dr. Beard focused mainly on the abnormal development of the human embryo. In doing so, he determined that “cancer is a natural phenomenon, not a disease: although it may bring disease in its train”. The idea that cancer could be a natural phenomenon probably seems incredible to most people. We usually think of a natural phenomenon as something beneficial to us. But we need to remember that some natural phenomena have non-beneficial effects on human life. Take for example earthquakes, volcanoes or hurricanes, all have the capability to destroy homes and kill thousands. Similarly, the natural phenomenon called cancer brings great pain; and although the cancer itself is not a disease, it brings disease in its aftermath, manifesting false signals in the body to do the wrong thing at the wrong time and place.

In this program you’ll learn about

how we get cancer.