Cancer as a “Lump or Bump”

Medicine’s approach to cancer seems to be more like a ‘lump or bump’ theory – ie. that cancer is merely a lump or bump that we should cut, poison or burn out of the body, thus saving the patient. There are some colourful analogies to this approach, that can...

What is the immune system?

We put a lot of emphasis on the immune system and its proper functioning in relation to cancer, but do we really understand what the immune system is and how it works? It is hard to pin it down because it is a system – meaning that it’s a group of organs, cells and...