KUALA LUMPUR – The recent viral video on an experiment which ‘proves’ that cancer cells are ‘afraid’ of garlic and ‘attracted’ to gold had received a lot of public response.
The viral video shared on Whatsapp and social media was from an unknown source, concluded that a person who eats garlic has allegedly less tendency to get cancer while people who loves wearing gold jewelleries may be more pronged to the deadly disease.
A Consultant Gynaecologist and Oncologist Datuk Dr. Mohd Rushdan Md. Noor thinks that the information was fake.
“The video which shows that cancer cells are attracted to gold and detests garlic is clearly a fraud aiming at jesting the stupidity of human intelligence.
“Some people may take advantage on the video and make their own assumptions for certain agenda,” he said in a statement at his social media.
According to him, the cancer cells ‘die’ after being surgically removed from the body as nutrients and blood supplies have been cut off from the cells.
“Therefore, when a cancer patient dies, the cancer cells in their body die too,” he emphasized.
According to Rushdan, the cancer cells removed would then be placed into formalin solution so that it can be fixated and it would be submitted to the pathology laboratory for examinations. We would not leave any cancer cells behind, or give them to the patient or their families.
“The pathologists can analysed the cells as this is one of the reason we conduct a surgery, besides treating the patients,” he said.
On the gold, he said, platinum is often used as jewelleries in women and it costs more than gold.
“Do you know that some anti-cancer drugs such as Cisplatin, Carboplatin and Oxaliplatin are platinum based? Studies also show that gold (Gold (III)/Au) has anti-cancer properties despite it is still under studies.
“Drugs with platinum, silver and gold essence are known as metallodrugs,” he explained. – MalaysiaGazette
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