Cancer is one of the most terrifying diseases that mankind has to deal with. Perhaps, the very thought of being diagnosed with cancer can be devastating as it is an event that goes hand-in-hand with fear and dread upon detection of the disease, followed by rounds of chemotherapy and treatments. While not every diagnosis results in termination of the victim, enough of them do so, mainly, because of lack of awareness of cancer, which leads to delay in detection of the disease. Even when diagnosed and treated early, cancer still has a reasonable chance to kill the patient. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. Cancer is a group of diseases in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body. It arises from the transformation of normal cells into tumour cells in a multistage process that generally progresses from a pre-cancerous lesion to a malignant tumour. However, for this Italian doctor, cancer is nothing but a fungus which can be eliminated with baking soda. “About a century ago, there was a great theory that cancer is caused by malfunctioning genes, which means that the disease is intracellular. However, in my opinion, cancer is a fungal infection and a special cellular phenomenon,” Dr Tulio Simonchini, who has sent shockwaves around the medical community with his claim, was quoted as saying. Dr Simonchini said he used this method for more than 20 years to cure thousands of patients suffering from different types of cancer, and claimed that it is 100% effective.According to Dr Simonchini, the painful reality of more and more cancer cases is somehow connected to the failures of oncology. “We have to prove that modern oncology is unable to answer all the questions cancer patients have. It’s our moral and ethical commitment to find the real cure for the hardest and deadliest diseases of our time,” he added. Just like fungal infections cause carcinoma in the plant world, Dr Simonchini believes the same happens in humans as well. He thinks fungi create cancer, weaken our immune system and then attack the whole body. Dr Simonchini further claims cancer is an “ulcer” where deformed cells accumulate and form colonies. So the best way to eliminate a tumor, according to Dr Simonchini, is for it to come in contact with baking soda, which can be applied as an enema for digestive cancers, intravenous injection for brain and lung tumors and inhalation for tumors in the upper respiratory system. For breast, lymph system and subcutaneous tumors, he said they can be treated with a local perfusion. He said internal organ tumors should be treated with baking soda by applying it directly into the arteries, while also cautioning that it’s also important to treat every type of cancer with the proper dose.