Introduction to Alternative Cancer Treatments
Chapter 8 - Judging Orthodox Medicine
Introduction to Alternative Cancer Treatments
by R. Webster Kehr,
Chapter 8 - Judging Orthodox Medicine
Let Us Count The Ways
There are some things in the above quotes that may have shocked you. The concept that people will die more quickly if they have surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments may surprise some people. How is it possible that people who go through treatments can die quicker than people who refuse treatments?
In fact, there are many ways that orthodox cancer treatments can kill a cancer patient long before they would have died without treatment of any kind. For example:
Now are you surprised that the three major studies mentioned above all yielded the same conclusion: there is no scientific evidence that orthodox treatments extend the "total life" of most cancer patients?
The above list is a rather small listing of the side-effects of orthodox treatments. If you want a more complete picture of how bad orthodox treatments are watch the videotape "Cancer Doesn't Scare Me Anymore" by Dr. Lorraine Day, M.D., available at many health food stores or at:
I should note that alternative treatments for cancer have none of the above problems. Alternative cancer treatments generally include dietary items that build a person's immune system, cause no additional pain, provide large amounts of natural nutrients, do not spread the cancer, selectively target and kill cancer cells, cause no damage to normal cells, and so on.
Judging Orthodox Cancer Treatments
So how can we judge whether orthodox cancer treatments should be used at all?
Everyone knows that surgery, chemotherapy and radiation cause a patient to become very sick and they do massive damage to the immune system, they can damage vital organs, etc. How, then, can we justify the use of these three treatments? I would suggest that we "judge" orthodox medicine based on three important criteria:
First, the increase in "total life" of the patient by use of the treatment,
Orthodox medicine fails in all three of these categories!! First, there is no scientific evidence that in the vast majority of cancers, orthodox treatments extend the "total life" of patients. Second, the damage done to a patient's immune system is very severe, plus it even kills many red blood cells and can damage vital organs. Third, orthodox treatments not only cause severe trauma to the patient, but they also cause severe damage and stress to their body.
Suppose I made the statement: "In order to justify the damage done by orthodox medicine, to both the body and quality of life of a cancer patient, orthodox medicine must increase the "total life" of the patient by 30%."
Now some people might not like the 30% number, they may pick 20% or another person might pick 100%. But whatever number you personally pick, note that there is no scientific evidence that in 97% of the cases, orthodox treatments extend the "total life" of patients one minute. In fact, in most cases orthodox medicine shortens the life of cancer patients!
The 97% number came from cancer expert Ralph Moss, PhD, who could only identify a few very rare types of cancer for which he thought orthodox treatments actually extended the "total life" of cancer patients.
Actually, it is very doubtful Hodgkin's disease patients have their life extended by more than a few years. In any case, how can we "justify" the use of orthodox cancer treatments? We cannot in 97% of the cases. Even for the 3% that are benefited there may be alternative treatments that are even better than chemotherapy.
What exactly is the significance of the 97% figure Dr. Moss, and many others, have calculated? The significance is that THE "REAL CURE RATE" FOR ORTHODOX CANCER TREATMENTS IS 3%!!
In other words, whenever you see an overall cure rate for orthodox medicine higher than 3%, it is a number generated purely by deceptive statistical tricks!! Compare the 3% REAL cure rate of orthodox medicine to the REAL cure rate of 93% of Dr. Kelley, for those patients to him before it was too late.
Then ask yourself why the FDA approves one chemotherapy drug after another and yet ignores alternative cancer treatments!!
Also, ask yourself why every year more people die of cancer than died in the prior year. Ask yourself if all of these "breakthroughs" in chemotherapy drugs you hear about every week actually change that 3% figure (answer: they never do, they are comparing one worthless drug to a newer, more profitable worthless drug and they are only talking about symptoms or temporary regression).
Now ask yourself if the REAL 3% cure rate justifies the massive pain and suffering of orthodox cancer patients and whether it justifies the massive damage done to their organs, immune system, red blood cells, etc.
Here are images of an accidental chemotherapy spill on a person's hand. Keep in mind that this is the stuff they put in a person's blood veins!
More on the "5 Year Cure Rate"
When you see a chart of orthodox medicine "5 year cure rates," you might see a number like: 45%, meaning 45% of cancer patients for this particular cancer lived 5 years after diagnosis.
There are many statistical tricks that are used to get to this 45% figure, but even if this number were accurate (which it is not), even this number is worthless. I will explain why.
When you see a number like 45% you are supposed to think in your mind this thought: "The cure rate for those who refuse all orthodox treatments, and refuse all alternative treatments, is 0%." That is what they want you to think.
In other words, they want you to think that the difference between refusing all treatments and using chemotherapy, etc. is 45%. You are supposed to think: "a 45% "5 year cure rate" for orthodox medicine, minus a 0% "5 year cure rate" for those who refuse all treatments, equals a difference of 45%." You are supposed to think that orthodox treatments are superbly beneficial because they are 45% effective.
But what is the truth? What if the "5 year cure rate" for those who refused all treatments was 50%? If that were the case, then 5% those who go on orthodox treatments would die before the 5 years is up, whereas they would not have died if they had refused all treatments. Would this statistic cause people to run to the nearest hospital to have chemotherapy? Of course not.
My point is that orthodox medicine doesn't want you to know the "5 year cure rate" for those who refuse all treatments and they especially don't want you to know the "5 year cure rate" for those who go on alternative treatments. Even though there are many people who refuse all treatments, this statistic is not kept. Why? Because they don't want you to know that orthodox cancer treatments only have an overall REAL cure rate of 3%.
But what would be the REAL cure rate be of those who refused all treatments?? They don't want you to know that number.
When the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation are taken into account, people would demand that orthodox treatments are at least 15% higher, or more, than for those who refuse all treatments or go on alternative cancer treatments. That statistic will never be calculated by orthodox medicine.
This 3% number does not mean that there would be an overall difference of 3% on a "5 year cure rate" basis (that is too short of a time to evaluate orthodox treatments), it means that when all the dust settles, only 3% of the patients have actually been cured with orthodox treatments. But what would this cure rate be if people did not take any orthodox cancer treatments and ate better foods, such as a lot of carrots?
Now do you understand why orthodox medicine uses so many statistical tricks?
By far the most important statistics you need to know in order to make an informed decision are suppressed and not kept. Why? Because they don't want you to make the obvious choice of going with alternative medicine instead of orthodox medicine. But going with alternative medicine requires a lot of homework on your part to make sure you go on the right alternative cancer treatments.
More will be said about the suppression of data in a moment.
More on Treating the Symptoms of Cancer
Dr. Philip Binzel, M.D., a medical doctor who used alternative cancer treatments, discussed several key issues relative to the treatment of the symptoms of cancer. Let us look at a longer version of a quote that was mentioned earlier:
I want to emphasize a key point in that quote. Orthodox medicine treats symptoms. They would have you believe that the tumor is the cancer. The tumor is not the cancer. The tumor is a symptom of a symptom. A tumor is a symptom of cancer and cancer is frequently a symptom of a weakened immune system. Is it best to treat the symptom of the symptom or is it best to treat the cause?
Alternative cancer treatments focus on building the immune system, selectively killing cancer cells and sometimes on converting cancerous cells into normal cells. Alternative cancer treatments are usually not interested in shrinking tumors. Why? Because if you safely kill the cancer cells in a tumor, and throughout the rest of the body, the tumor is as harmless as your little finger, even if the tumor tissue is still there. It is not the tumor tissue that is dangerous, it is the cancer cells.
And therein lies one of the major differences between orthodox medicine and alternative medicine. Orthodox medicine focuses on the size of the tumor, alternative medicine focuses on the cancer cells in the tumor.
Many alternative cancer treatments do not shrink the size of tumors. Some do shrink the size of tumors, but some do not. So what? If the cancer cells in a tumor are dead, the cancer will not spread and the tumor is harmless.
This is what Dr. Binzel was talking about when he stated that orthodox medicine was treating the wrong thing.
Only if the tumor is pressing on another organ, or is blocking some bodily function, is the tumor dangerous. But in that case the tumor's danger has nothing to do with cancer.
Another interesting thing in that quote is that nothing that orthodox medicine does treats the spread of the cancer. While it is true that some chemotherapy is designed to kill fast spreading cells in the body, chemotherapy always kills far more normal cells than cancer cells, Many normal cells in the body are fast spreading and are killed by chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy would almost always kill the patient long before it would kill all of the cancer cells in a body.
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