A new study has found that cancer patients have a significantly higher risk than the general population of dying from heart disease and stroke. Published in the European Heart Journal, the study looked at data on more than 3 million cancer patients from the United States, covering a period of over 40 years. The researchers found that while 38 percent of the patients died from their cancers during the period covered by the study, a further 11.3 percent died from heart and blood vessel problems. Notably, although the researchers say their findings “highlight the need for earlier and more aggressive cardiovascular care in cancer patients,” they fail to understand that cardiovascular disease and cancer share the same primary cause: a chronic deficiency of vitamins, minerals and other essential micronutrients.
Of the 28 different types of cancer examined in the study, the researchers found that bladder cancer patients had the highest risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Almost 20 percent of the study’s patients with this form of cancer died from heart and blood vessel-related problems. Other types of malignancies where patients were similarly found to have a higher than average risk of dying from cardiovascular disease included those of the larynx, prostate, womb, bowel, and breast.
The risk of a patient dying from cardiovascular disease was found to be highest in the first year of cancer diagnosis. As this would likely coincide with their undergoing highly toxic treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, both of which have been linked with the development of heart and blood vessel problems, this is arguably not surprising. Significantly, however, the researchers observed that rates of cardiovascular disease continued to be higher in subsequent years as well, even after patients were supposedly ‘free’ from cancer. Overall, cancer patients were found to have on average a 2 to 6 times higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than the general population. For those diagnosed with cancer before the age of 55, this risk was more than 10-fold higher.
To anyone who has been following Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine research and reading our newsletters regularly during the past couple of decades, the news that cancer patients have a higher risk of dying from heart and blood vessel problems will probably not be surprising. Certainly, the damage caused by the toxicity of conventional cancer treatments will play a role in this risk. But as Dr. Rath has shown, the primary cause of today’s most common life-threatening diseases, including both cardiovascular disease and cancer, is a chronic deficiency of vitamins and other essential micronutrients. A groundbreaking discovery that conventional medicine continues to ignore, Dr. Rath’s visionary work in this area paves the way towards a future world in which major killer diseases can be largely prevented and eradicated.
With the science in place for us to create such a world, the time to start is now. We already know, for example, that coronary artery disease is essentially an early form of the vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy. In Dr. Rath’s popular book, ‘Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks…But People Do’, which is available for free download online, you can learn how to take advantage of this discovery and prevent not just heart attacks and strokes, but also high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other cardiovascular problems.
Similarly, research carried out at the Dr. Rath Research Institute has shown that a specific combination of micronutrients – including vitamin C, the amino acids lysine and proline, and an extract from green tea – can block all key mechanisms that make cancer a deadly disease. This lifesaving discovery is summarized in a book Dr. Rath authored with Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, ‘Victory Over Cancer’, which is also available for free download online.
It’s an overused saying these days, but knowledge really is power. By taking advantage of the cutting-edge natural health information presented on our website, you have the power to prevent disease and extend your own life. At the current time almost 18 million people worldwide lose their lives to cardiovascular diseases each year, while around 9.6 million lose their lives to cancer. Whatever your age, if you start following Dr. Rath’s Basic Cellular Health Recommendations today, you can take the first step towards reducing your risk of adding to these statistics.