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Irritation Theory of Cancer – Part 2

Irritation Theory of Cancer – Part 2

Here are a few real-world examples to help you understand the theory devised by Dr. Nishant Vyas. If you haven’t read the actual theory, we recommend that you go through it before proceeding with this blog. This will help you understand the complete topic better and be ready for the next part. To read part 1 – Click Here.

Now let’s proceed with the second part…

Case 1:

In the mountainous and cold regions of India people, we an indigenous device called kangri. It is used to keep the body warm during extreme winters. Due to the continuous heating through the ‘kangri’, the skin cells tend to die faster and repeatedly. Along with that, killing the differentiated cells that induce the cell division in the stem cell creating more chances of causing mutation in the stem cells and the normal cells. Therefore, those people tend to develop kangri cancer, which is a type of skin cancer.

Case 2:

The process of smoking involves radiation, chemical mutagens and so many things that cause irritation in the cells. The cells are repeatedly killed as well as their DNA is damaged. And because of all these mechanisms, the irritation theory of cancer is fulfilled that leads to lung cancer.

Case 3:

You must have heard people saying that there are chances of getting cancer because of fast food. In this case, it can be said that as the intestinal cells find it difficult to digest the fast food again and again. And in this process, they continuously keep dying. In fact, a huge number of cell death occur every day in the intestinal epithelium. These dead cells are naturally replaced by new cells by inducing the cell division in the stem cells. But what the fast-food does is that it increases those chances and one day due to some mutation cells might forget how to stop the cell division leading to the development of intestinal cancer.

So, this is one of the theories where inducing the cell division again in the stem cells is increasing the chances of getting mutation. Because of multiple rapid cell division leading to repeated DNA replication and increasing the chances of catching mutation and spreading it to the nearby cells.

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