The Cancer Bomb We Carry Inside Us

Odds are you are already infected with a virus that is believed to cause many types of cancer, including Burkitt Lymphoma, the disease that disfigured the child in the photo. Scientists estimate that 96 percent of us carry the Epstein/Barr virus, or EBV. We usually get it when we are young and don’t even realize it, but those who get it when they are teenagers often suffer from infectious mononucleosis, “The Kissing Disease.” Unfortunately, there is nothing romantic about EBV.

Researchers say EBV also causes Multiple Sclerosis, autoimmune diseases like Lupus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes. It is even linked to Schizophrenia!

What is frightening is that even more cancers are traced to EBV than previously thought and they differ among populations around the world. So far, they include nose cancer in southern China, and stomach cancers in Japan, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Iran and Western countries, and possibly breast cancer in the United States.

Doctors say EBV is the foundational virus that can cause cancer…if the right “ingredient” is added.