Why Avoid Mountain Biking and Skateboarding?

According to my own observations over the years, any strong impact to the body is something you should probably try to avoid if you have cancer.  Other than being high speed sports involving wheels, both mountain biking and skateboarding represent activities that run the risk of significant impact to the body.  (Through falling, ramming into a tree, or some other type of accident.)  I am going out on a limb here because this is NOT something I have heard or read about from any medical source,  but I feel compelled to say that impacts to the body or any other cause of damaged tissue should be avoided.  It is something I have concluded after personally speaking with many cancer patients over the years.  There are four cases in particular that I would like to mention here.

The first case was a man with pancreatic cancer who was taking Protocel as well as some rounds of chemo.  Happily, his cancer was regressing.  Though it had not yet completely gone away , this man was feeling so good that he decided to take a kick-boxing class for exercise.  He enjoyed the class for a while until he got kicked really hard in the abdomen.  Unfortunately, he was kicked right where his cancer was located.  Suddenly, this man’s cancer took off and grew so fast he was no longer able to control the growth.  He ended up dying as a result.

The second case was a woman with advanced, metastasized ovarian cancer.  Her ovaries had been removed through surgery and she’s been getting chemotherapy for 3 metastasized masses in her liver and and other cancerous lesions throughout her abdomen.  But the chemo was not considered a curative approach, so she decided to stop it and try Protocel.  The Protocel appeared to be working really well.  After not too many months, two of the three tumors in her liver had disappeared and the lesions in her abdominal cavity appeared to be reducing as well.  At this point, she decided to have the chemotherapy port that had been implanted next to her belly button removed so that she could shower and do other things more easily.  Unfortunately, after the port was surgically removed, the area became infected and would not heal.  The infected, damaged tissue was right above some of the cancer in her abdominal cavity.  Suddenly, this woman’s cancer took off, too.  She never got control of it again.

A third case was an elderly woman about ninety years old who was starting to look into alternative medicine for her Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  The lymphoma was clustered mainly at her jawline on one side of her face.  She told me that just before the cancerous lumps appeared, she had taken a bad fall and hit her face on something very hard.  Her impact was in the very same place the cancer appeared later.

The fourth case was another woman looking into alternative cancer treatments.  She had just been diagnosed with breast cancer and mentioned to me that she’d been in a car accident where she had been lunged forward and badly bruised on one side of her chest by the seat belt holding her back.  Without me even asking her, she said that the breast cancer then developed in the same spot she had been severely bruised.

This connection between impact (or damaged tissues) and cancer growth may be something that all doctors know about, but I have never heard anyone talk about it.  It just seems like cancer is somewhat of an opportunistic disease that likes to grow in damaged tissue.  For this reason, I would stay away from any activities that risked impact if I were working on getting my cancer to go away.  This might even include avoiding something as seemingly benign as touch football on the lawn with the kids.  I do not want to be an alarmist, and everyone can decide for themselves, but this might just be one of those times where being forewarned could make a BIG difference in a person’s recovery!

by Tanya Harter Pierce,  Author of OUTSMART YOUR CANCER