There is a fascinating controversy that some (or maybe even most) of the most aggressive cancers exhibit many of the behaviors of fungi. The very concept of remission would seem to fit the studied behavior of the endospore — which would appear to have an ability to recede into a sort of protective cocoon and reemerge as a mutated lifeform (which can then colonize new forms of tissue).
I highly recommend as a supplement to this article (1) reading the Cancer as a Fungus controversy card which I’ve put together; and (2) then review the comments of that excerpt, where I have been tracking the debate over time. I have been very impressed by the explanatory powers of this hypothesis that the medical community has probably overlooked fungus as an actual cause for the spread of cancer.
Cancer as a Fungus
“Fungi are …..bullies, often targeting people they perceive as weak and defenseless.”
I guess we’d better boycott Nature!
Fungi serve an essential function in nature. They break down dead things so their organic materials may be used by new life. The closer you are to death, the more likely you are to be broken down by a fungus.
Are you suggesting that the only cure at the moment for Candida Auris is antibiotics? And, prevention would be…?
Hi Deborah- No, I am not suggesting that Candida auris be treated with antibiotics because antibiotics treat bacterial infections. Candida auris is a fungus and should, therefore, be treated with antifungals. I am saying that Candida auris is more difficult to treat because of its resistance to the antifungal medications most commonly used to treat fungal infections. Also, Candida auris is difficult to diagnose and frequently misdiagnosed, and this may contribute to resistance.
As for prevention: We know that Candida auris spreads from person-to-person contact and exposure to contaminated surfaces in healthcare settings. Infection control in healthcare settings appears to be the best method of prevention until researchers identify all the ways in which Candida auris infections spread. You can read more about that here: https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/candidiasis/c-auris-infection-control.html.
Frieda, do you know of any research on the specific topic of candida having an ability to produce endospores, or any evidence of candida mutations within the human body?
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