While not an expert on this aspect of parasitology, two cancers
come to mind. But first let me ask what parasites are being discussed in
the book, or are just parsites in general being blamed.
First Schistosoma hematobium is associated with an increased
incidence of bladder cancers but there is also a correlation I believe
with a bacterial component to the infection which then becomes a
The second organism that I seem to remember causing cancer was
Sparganum sp (possibly I am confusing it with Spirocerca) which causes
cancer of the aorta in canines.
On 8 Nov 1995, Perry Kundert wrote:
> Hello, all;
>> There appears to be a lot of talk these days about a link between
> certain parasites, and cancer in humans. For instance, the book
>> The Cure for All Cancers
>> advocates this theory; it is making the rounds in our local "Health
> Food" book stores, and seems to be meeting with a certain amount of
> popular acceptance...
>> What is the feeling in this community? Is such a causal link
> plausible? Is it being researched, or has the idea already been
>> I appologize if this has already been discussed here; I am new to
> this list...