Medical Cancer Treatments: Causing More Harm Than Good?
Prior to 2020, according to the CDC, it was predicted that 606,520 people in the United States would die from cancer. The year before, it was around 590,000. Cancer cases are growing and allopathically, patients are confronted with a vast and increasing number of treatment modalities along with a growing concern that these same treatments may do more harm than good leaving them feeling worse without any significant health benefit as highlighted in a study published in JAMA Oncology.
As with any form of treatment, informed consent is key. A patient is better off getting as much information as possible about risks vs. benefits before making a decision regarding any and all treatments outside of life-threatening, immediate emergency care. This especially applies to current cancer treatments which begs the question: are these treatments beneficial?
With over 5 decades of campaigns, funding, walk-a-thons, pink ribbons, research, experimentation, why do cancer rates continue to increase and why are we no closer to a cure?
Sadly, despite so-called “advances” in cancer treatment, chemotherapy continues to be relatively ineffective for most cancers. While some very rare forms have been claimed to be helped by chemotherapy such as choriocarcinoma, Wilm’s tumor and retinoblastoma, they account for only 2 to 4% of all cancers. In fact, Previous studies have showed that chemotherapy in terminal patients is essentially ineffective; among those with non-small cell lung cancer, for example, third rounds of chemo were associated with a 2% response rate in tumor shrinkage, while fourth rounds showed 0% response. And whatever tumor shrinkage occurred wasn’t linked to a longer life.
A December 9th, 2020 study highlighted in Forbes Magazine which confirms information from the National Cancer Institute cancer rates are on the rise.
In his book, “Questioning Chemotherapy”, Dr. Ralph Moss documents the ineffectiveness and failure of chemotherapy in treating 96 to 98% of all cancers. It also reveals the enormous power, political and financial corruption, and real motivation within the cancer establishment (it’s not curing cancer).
The public has been told by the medical community that chemotherapy is “effective”, but this is misleading and a matter of definition. Most would take that to mean a “cure”. In reality the FDA defines an “effective” chemotherapeutic drug as one which achieves a 50% or more reduction in tumor size for 28 days. Yet, temporary tumor shrinkage through chemotherapy has never been shown to cure cancer, improve or extend life since cancer is a whole body disease, not a tumor disease.
Chemotherapy can shrink some tumors because it causes the massive destruction of many tissues in the body. At the same time it actually poisons the immune system encouraging stronger cancer cells to become chemo-resistant and multiply after only a few months or years. Another claim that chemotherapy improves the quality of the life is also deceptive. Chemotherapy’s terrible side effects including vomiting, severe pain, extreme progressive fatigue, hair loss, organ and intestinal damage and destruction of the immune system to fight even simple infections, is not improving the quality of life. The new additional drugs now given to many chemo patients may prevent the patient from noticing some of the side effects, but they hardly reduce the destructive and suppressive effect of the chemotherapy itself.
One longer-term effect of chemotherapy is particularly tragic: many people who have had chemotherapy can no longer respond well to nutritional approaches to their cancers – often a last resort of help. This may explain why cancer patients who do not receive any chemotherapy treatment at all, have up to four times higher remission rates than those who do according to a long-time study by Dr Leroy d’Etoilles. For a typical cancer, people who refused treatment lived for an average of 12 and a half years, while those who accepted surgery or other kinds of treatment [chemotherapy, radiation, cobalt] lived an average of only three years.
Yet, the American Cancer Society will point out that the five year survival rate has increased from 33% in 1972 to 40% today. What they won’t tell you is that at the same time 40% of cancers went away on their own. Nor will the ACS mention that 1) non-fatal benign cancers such as skin, are now factored in to inflate the numbers, and 2) improved technology has helped us to find cancers earlier, thus the survival time from diagnosis to eventual death has lengthened.
It’s very revealing that despite these promoted survival rate statistics, most chemotherapists (3 out of 4) have said they would not take chemotherapy themselves or recommend it for their families. Chemotherapy drugs are some of the most toxic substances ever deliberately put into the human body! They are known toxins and originated as experiments with “mustard gas,” the horrible chemical-warfare agents from World War I, promoting the idea of “poisoning” the cancer cells. However, it’s not possible without poisoning the rest of the immune system at the same time. In addition, nearly all chemotherapy drugs are carcinogenic (cancer-causing) themselves!
The following is just a small sampling of what many doctors and scientists have to say about chemotherapy:
“The majority of the cancer patients in this country die because of chemotherapy, which does not cure breast, colon or lung cancer. Women with breast cancer are likely to die faster with chemo than without it.”
“Many medical oncologists recommend chemotherapy for virtually any tumor, with a hopefulness undiscouraged by almost invariable failure,” Albert Braverman MD.”Dr. Hardin Jones, lecturer at the University of California, after having analyzed for many decades statistics on cancer survival, has come to this conclusion: ‘… when
not treated, the patients do not get worse or they even get better’.
Dr. John Cairns, a professor of microbiology at Harvard, published his view in Scientific American (1985), “that basically the war on cancer was a failure and that chemotherapy was not getting very far with the vast majority of cancers.”
Make no mistake, cancer treatment and therapies have changed little since then. In fact, Drs. Bailer and Elaine Smith wrote: “Some 35 years of intense and growing efforts to improve the treatment of cancer have not had much overall effect on the most fundamental measure of clinical outcome – death. The effort to control cancer has failed so far to obtain its objectives.”
Additionally, Irwin Bross, a biostatistician for the National Cancer Institute, discovered that many cancers that are benign (though thought to be malignant) and will not metastasize (spread) until they are hit with chemotherapy.
In 1990, the highly respected German epidemiologist, Dr. Ulrich Abel from the Tumor Clinic of the University of Heidelberg, conducted the most comprehensive investigation of every major clinical study on chemotherapy drugs ever done. In his paper, Abel came to the conclusion that the overall success rate of chemotherapy was “appalling.” According to this report, there was no scientific evidence available in any existing study to show that chemotherapy can “extend in any appreciable way the lives of patients suffering from the most common organic cancers.” Yet, neither doctor nor patient is willing to give it up. To do so would be far too costly for the pharmaceutical industry to bear, thus making it unacceptable.
There is also mounting evidence that many cancers that have been stopped or are in remission after undergoing chemotherapy might likely have been resolved anyway without treatment. Yet most alternative therapies regardless of potential or proven benefit, are not being used in oncology clinics. Those that do risk losing their license or worse for going against the mainstream medical agenda. The AMA is a very powerful and influential organization that frowns something interferes with their bottom line.
With such a meager success rate, what is the primary motivation to continue ineffective and harmful cancer treatments? Money; cancer therapies brings in close to $100 billion annually. The average chemotherapy patient is worth $300,000 to $1,000,000 and has so far earned those who promote it over 1 trillion dollars.
For the patient, taking a passive role in accepting conventional cancer therapy can be disastrous. There are numerous cases of iatrogenic (doctor-caused) deaths from chemotherapy. In the United States alone physician-caused fatalities now exceed 750,000 each year.
One example is former White House press secretary Tony Snow who died in July 2008 at the age of 53, following a series of chemotherapy treatments for colon cancer. The series of chemo-treatments inflamed and irreversibly damaged a large number of cells in his body, and also impaired his immune system, a perfect recipe for growing new cancers. Now unable to heal the causes of the original cancer and the newly created ones, Snow’s body developed new cancers in the liver and other parts of the body which eventually killed him. The mainstream media, of course, still insist Snow died from colon cancer, thus perpetuating the myth that it is only the cancer that kills people, not the treatment.
To further illustrate the toxicity of chemotherapy drugs, medical protocols have been set up for leaks and spills of these medications including: using disposable latex gloves, removing contaminated clothing and showering immediately, looking for any redness, blistering or burning, disinfecting the spill area, disposing of all material that has come in contact with chemo drugs.
Remission and cure are two separate entities. Chemotherapy has not been proven to cure cancer as it is based on a faulty premise of purging the body of cancer using aggressive methods such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. There’s a denial of the body’s ability to heal itself which it actually tries to do by developing cancer. Cancer is more a healing response than it is a disease. It is the body’s attempt to cure itself of an existing imbalance. Unfortunately, as the previously mentioned research has demonstrated, the chances for a real cure are greatly reduced when patients are treated with chemotherapy drugs.