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One antidote to cancer is information. In general our responses to cancer
are converging, but very slowly. Presently all cancer authorities are agreed
on only one thing:
Cancer cannot take hold in a healthy immune system
The World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) is promoting prevention as a better
option than treatment and particularly targeting smoking as the highest
recogniseable risk area. The Cancer Research Institute (C.R.I.) is seeking
vaccines that support the body's own ability to heal. Alternative and holistic
approaches seek to do the same with diet, nutrition, lifestyle and other
Different philosophies of medicine achieve 'immune support' in various ways
not considered by orthodox Western medicine, which concentrates mainly on
'drugs and surgery' as an afterthought to disease, often just adding more
toxins and stress to an overloaded system. Alternative treatments take many
forms to support the body in its own healing process.
Although we have constant new biological treatments promised, they usually
only apply to a small percentage of cancer types. Change in this field is
agonisingly slow and in some cases utterly stuck. Medical science is failing
to adapt to the new 'quantum theory' sciences that see the human body from
an energy or 'vibrational' perspective. Western 'allopathic' medicine continues
to refuse integration with other, older medical philosophies such as Chinese,
Ayurvedic, Tibetan, Homeopathy, Herbalism or vibrational treatment.
In truth we don't even have a research methodology that will cope with assessing
different treatment forms and levels tuned to an individual patient. So far
it is much easier for the orthodox to just deny the effectiveness of alternative
ways of healing because they do not make rational scientific sense, than
it is to extend their model to include other healing models. The fiscal interest
of pharmaceutical companies is also a factor in our lack of access to holistic
The complex cancer situation effects us all directly. One in three people
in the 'West' now gets cancer at some point. Many factors are combining to
aggravate acute degenerative disorders such as cancer or heart disease, the
two top killers in the Western World. These expose the unwary to dangers
and this includes the toxic side-effects of allopathic treatments - it is
emerging that the third biggest killer may be 'allopathic medicine' itself
The Cancer Research Industry
Research shows that in UK every year somewhere between £450 to £500
million is spent on cancer research by the pharmaceutical industries, charitable
organisations and government. In US an estimated $14 billion dollars (£7.72
billion) are spent. A hard-hitting report published in March 2004 by Fortune,
an American business magazine and written by Cliff Leaf, himself a cancer
survivor, suggests that for several reasons much of this funding and research
is misdirected. He claims that despite a total of $200 billion spent on cancer
research since 1971 that mortality rates are basically unchanged. The report
was all but ignored by mainstream media.
What if he's right? What is much of this money is wasted? What if the research
is misdirected? What if much of the work serves no real purpose beyond the
generation of profit? That would mean that the cancer research industry is
one of the biggest bandwagons ever. Despite many more billions spent world-wide
on cancer research there seems very little to show for it. After seeing friends
and family cut down in their prime by cancer, and its allopathic treatments,
this researcher believes that there is something seriously wrong with accepted
wisdom on cancer treatment. The author's local health authority has a twelve
million pound overspend this year - the major expenditure? The cost of cancer
drugs. Several situations are combining to make cancer a big risk for us
all at this time, despite the hard work of many dedicated health service
Cancer and Orthodox Medical Science
Although medical science has created miracles in dealing with infectious
diseases, solving many of the medical problems of the 1940's and 50's, the
new weapons against acute degenerative disorders are not yet ready. Genetic
testing and counselling, gene therapy, nutrigenomics, advanced (subtle and
tuned) radiotherapies, cell therapies, therapuetic cloning, cancer vaccines
and even anti-aging therapies are a seemingly constant 10 - 15 years away.
This is the 21st century and we are still getting 20th century treatments.
This leaves us at the moment in a time of high cancer risk with treatments
that are often the medical equivalent of cracking a nut with a sledgehammer.
The orthodox treatment of cancer is too often as dangerous as the disease
Alternative treatments for cancer are not given a fair hearing. Information
is still actively repressed or marginalised from many sources. The subject
of Cancer and alternative treatment must be the original can of worms! Its
never a good time to get cancer but there are more options than you might
think or even be advised from orthodox treatment centres. For example there
are many things one can do to supplement (and ease) orthodox treatments with
complementary ones. It is unlikely you will be given information on this
unless you seek it out yourself.
Although much research on alternatives is often suppressed there are people
who can guide you through the minefield of misinformation, disinformation,
ignorance, applied self-interest, politics and other complexities in the
field of cancer, whatever choices you make. Support is a central issue in
any disease and there are increasing options here with many groups 'online'
helping each other with a variety of treatment forms.
An Integrated Approach to Cancer
The cancer discussion needs opening towards a more integrated medicine that
is centred on the patient, but even this discussion is presently marginalised.
People are finding each other online and comparing notes, even the drug
manufacturing industries are predicting that 'patient advocacy' forms a strong
part of future medicine. But for true patient advocacy to happen, medical
consumers presently need to be at least as, if not better informed than their
There are many options in cancer treatment that are not generally discussed
through orthodox medicine. For example group therapy is not widely prescribed
or accessible for cancer patients despite the fact that studies show it can
actually double survival time. There is mounting evidence of the validity
of herbal and nutritional regimes that support the immune system and may
complement the sledgehammers of traditional, orthodox treatment, chemo and
Sometimes complementary therapies are allowed with orthodox treatment but
are still limited to only accepted medical philosophies - or that which can
be measured through double-blind testing methodologies that basically view
every person as the same. The different philosophies of 'medicalism' and
'holism' - which puts people central to their treatment - are still far apart.
This is not a situation that is in any way advantageous for those of us who
Alternative approaches are viewed at best as unproven and are unresearchable
using 'quantitative research methodologies'. There are many people wanting
a more integrated approach to health care than the drugs and surgery promoted
by orthodox allopathic medicine. This is shown by the huge number of people
who seek complementary and alternative medicines without the knowledge of
their doctors. The main research into treatments that address every aspect
of disease and patient still takes place in secret because practices that
fall outside of standard medical practice and physicians who offer unconventional
cancer treatments may be vulnerable to the civil charge of malpractice. Given
the modern quantum sciences and other feasible medical models such as those
mentioned there are many more realistic options for treatment than we are
presently being offered.
It is easy to be overwhelmed in this field, different people giving different
information, which you may need to find, understand and act upon, often 'against
the clock'. What is needed is an overview that presents comprehensive information
from wide sources in an objective manner.
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