If the cure to cancer was a genetically enhanced parasite that eats it all up would you get injected with it?
- SmegheadLv 72 months ago
What possible reason would there be not to?
- ZirpLv 72 months ago
If I had cancer and there was a parasite that would eat just the cancerous cells and nothing else, of course I would.
It's just not going to happen because
- no organism distinguishes healthy cells from cancerous ones
- both types of cells have the same nutritional value
- there's no way an organism could reach all your cells while you are not affected (don't die)
- Ted KLv 72 months ago
How do you "eat" cancer all up? You DO understand, don't you, that cancer isn't an outside "thing" that invades your body? It's a genetic/epigenetic transformation of your own cells, such that normal controls on cell division are lost.