Eight years, a new theory, book, and landmark cancer event later  which led to the validation of my theory  and here I am writing copy for my own website to showcase my book and theory; with the hope that this new interpretation of the disease can spark some much needed debate, a rethink of the current paradigm, and a focus on additional treatments that may ultimately improve survival outcomes for people with cancer.

The remarkable aspect of my journey though, is not the writing of the book or theory, or even the success of the Cancer Through Another Lens event held in February 2023, but the fact that, despite all of this and the acceptance of my ideas, I’m not a scientist, I’m a graphic designer from the UK!

Mark Lintern - Author of the Cell Suppression Theory of Cancer
Mark Lintern - Author of the Cell Suppression Theory of Cancer

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Hi, my name is Mark Lintern and I'm the author of the Cell Suppression Theory of cancer. I never set out to write a new cancer theory, nor did I expect to dedicate so much time to this project! My initial aim was to spend just two years researching the disease to gain a better understanding for the purpose of reducing my risk of a re-occurance, having previously been diagnosed with skin cancer.

With the bulk of evidence indicating that the established view of cancer is incorrect, and with a relentless push to promote cancer as a genetic disease despite this evidence, I vowed to continue my research and collate my findings within a book that can be easily understood by family and friends. The aim of which was to ensure they had access to information that could better allow them to make an informed decision regarding their treatment options, pending a potential diagnosis. I was deeply concerned that the advice provided by well-meaning oncologists was flawed, given their adherence to an unproven theory that appears to be incorrect.

I taught myself everything I now know about cancer through studying thousands of scientific papers, the many theories that exist, spending countless hours listening to lectures, and educational videos, and studying many other health-related disciplines. I’ve always had a passion for health, human biology and problem-solving, and at 28 when I developed cancer, and later when a close friend was diagnosed, I had the motivation to perform the research I did. As my research developed, I became drawn in to the detail, intrigued by the notion that the underlying cause of cancer was still unknown.

"Many of the innovations in medicine in the last few decades did not come from within the medical field."- Dr Nasha Winters

"Perhaps our inability to see the forest for the trees, is what hinders us from expanding our view instead of getting stuck in the same proverbial rut, and Mark seems to be just the person to guide us onto another path." - Dr Nasha Winters

Moreover, I wasn’t under the normal pressure from industry to conform to accepted ways of thinking, or the group think that can occur. I wasn’t under pressure to accept the established view that DNA mutations are driving the disease, as many medical students seem to be. This freedom, and creative thought process, emboldened me to look at all aspects of health in an objective manner, to see if I could draw a different conclusion from the same published scientific data. It also enabled me to question and scrutinise the dominant theories without bias, or allegiance to any one particular viewpoint.

Ultimately, it was this objective approach to research that led me to reinterpret the Warburg effect, which could then provide an entirely new interpretation of cancer. Hopefully, I’ve been able to introduce new insight that can stimulate debate to consider a different perspective, and further our understanding of the disease. 

"Sometimes it is the people no one  imagines anything of, who do the things  that no one can imagine."- Alan Turing

This is where my non-science background, particularly my graphic design training, may have been of great benefit during the problem-solving process, enabling me to address the issue of cancer from a unique perspective. Within a design environment we are required to dismiss our initial ideas, and to constantly challenge our thinking to come up with novel approaches. Going out on a limb, attempting to develop a never-before-created design, and not being afraid of the criticism if it doesn’t work, becomes second nature. Furthermore, a graphic designer needs to be both creative, and orderly, during the problem-solving process and execution of those ideas. This background freed me from cognitive constraints, allowing me to explore possibilities that others may routinely dismiss. I was able to utilise a level of creative freedom that doesn’t seem available to most scientists – this ultimately enabled me to view cancer through a different lens, while applying a structured approach to evidence-based data collection and analysis.

"Mark Lintern’s desire to find rationality in a disease that so often appears deeply irrational is a big reason that his contribution is likely as important as it is. In the process, he’s provided a well justified dismissal of the dominant dogma of the mainstream cancer establishment."

"Now that it’s been rated as valid by the majority of participants at the ‘Cancer Through Another Lens’ event last Sunday, it’s due for imminent publication."
- Dr Rob Verkerk

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Sharing this synopsis with your oncologist will bring them up to speed with the basic concepts of the Cell Suppression Theory to enable a more balanced approach to treatment that takes into account cancer's metabolic flexibility, the health of the cellular terrain, cancer stem cells, the dysbiotic microbiome, your mental health, and most importantly, also targets the fungal pathogens found to be driving cancerous conditions and to be present in all cancers: