Why Choose Alternative Cancer Treatments? (7)

Chemotherapy in Oncology (Cancer Treatment)

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by Healing Cancer Naturally © 2004 - 2016

Welcome to page seven of the “Why Choose Alternative Cancer Treatment?” series. This page focuses on further incisive, outspoken (and often shocking) statements and observations by cancer specialists, researchers and thinkers on the subject of chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer.

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Although even the best statistics for the major cancer illnesses like breast cancer, lung cancer, intestinal cancer, or prostate cancer, clearly show that the use of chemotherapies offers very little or nothing, nevertheless thousands of cancer patients are treated with chemotherapies on a daily basis... [however] there are virtually no studies that prove that chemotherapies contribute to patients living significantly longer.
Eminent alternative and conventional cancer treatment researcher Lothar Hirneise in Chemotherapy Heals Cancer and the World Is Flat

...The overall contribution of curative and adjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival [in adult malignancies] was estimated to be 2.3% in Australia and 2.1% in the USA. ... As the 5-year relative survival rate for cancer in Australia is now over 60%, it is clear that cytotoxic chemotherapy only makes a minor contribution to cancer survival. To justify the continued funding and availability of drugs used in cytotoxic chemotherapy, a rigorous evaluation of the cost-effectiveness and impact on quality of life is urgently required.
Morgan G, Ward R, and Barton M. in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (Royal College of Radiologists [Great Britain]). 2004 Dec;16(8):549-60.

I believe that we will look back at today's medicine, especially today's oncology, as part of an ignorant and barbaric time, when patients were administered highly toxic doses of expensive drugs, while a gentle technique ... was being widely ignored.
Dr. Ross A. Hauser MD

I wouldn't have chemotherapy and radiation because I'm not interested in therapies that cripple the immune system, and, in my opinion, virtually ensure failure for the majority of cancer patients.
Dr Julian Whitaker, M.D.

... when you look to see if there is any life prolongation from taking this treatment what you find is all kinds of hocus pocus and song and dance about the disease-free survival, and this and that. In the end there is no proof that chemotherapy in the vast majority of cases actually extends life, and this is the GREAT LIE about chemotherapy, that somehow there is a correlation between shrinking a tumour and extending the life of the patient.
Ralph Moss, PhD

After 25 years of use and over $30 billion... Do we need a new approach to cancer?
In 1971, President Richard Nixon announced the War on Cancer and promised a cure by the 1977 bicentennial. In each of the 25 years since, more Americans have died of cancer than the year before.
The failure of chemotherapy to control cancer has become apparent even to the oncology establishment. Scientific American featured a recent cover story entitled: "The War on Cancer - It's Being Lost." In it, eminent epidemiologist John C. Bailar III, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University cited the relentless increase in cancer deaths in the face of growing use of toxic chemotherapy. He concluded that scientists must look in new directions if they are ever to make progress against this unremitting killer.
Adding its voice, the prestigious British medical journal, The Lancet, decrying the failure of conventional therapy to stop the rise in breast cancer deaths, noted the discrepancy between public perception and reality.
"If one were to believe all the media hype, the triumphalism of the [medical] profession in published research, and the almost weekly miracle breakthroughs trumpeted by the cancer charities, one might be surprised that women are dying at all from this cancer" it observed.
Noting that conventional therapies - chemotherapy, radiation and surgery - had been pushed to their limits with dismal results, the editorial called on researchers to "challenge dogma and redirect research efforts along more fruitful lines."
”Chemotherapy Report”

I have a doctor who called me last year. He listens to the show and personally he lives a healthy life. And he was angry. And he didn't know what to do. He wanted to know whether or not he could expose the situation without getting himself involved. He said, "I'm giving cancer patients over here at this major cancer clinic drugs that are killing them, and I can't stop it because they say the protocol's what's important." And I say, "But the patient's not doing well." They say, "The protocol's what's important, not the patient." And he said, "You can't believe what goes on in the name of medicine and science in this country.
Gary Null, Ph.D., health researcher, film producer

Historically viewed, it is understandable that there was enthusiasm about the initial positive results obtained with chemotherapy. However, it soon became clear that the success was mainly confined to blood and lymph cancers and that the results obtained with solid cancers were disappointing. Instead of looking wider for an answer the Cancer Industry became stuck to chemotherapy, as this is the goose that lays the golden eggs. It is impossible to calculate the consequences of this fatal view. This is an immense tragedy that affects about every family in the modern world (the so-called ‘Third World’ was lucky - they could not afford chemo!).
George Bekker in his book Natural Treatment of Cancer

In the world of modern medicine there are few more imprecise and drastic measures than chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer. In most cases the process involves poisoning a patient's system with toxic chemicals in an effort to kill malignant cancer cells. Anyone who has personally suffered through chemo or seen a loved one suffer can attest to its destructive and debilitating side effects.
Forbes magazine www.forbes.com/investmentnewsletters/2004/04/15/cz_jw_0415soapbox.html

Chemotherapy, in fact, destroys everything. It is a given fact that it dramatically exhausts the cells of the marrow and of the blood, thus allowing a greater spreading of the infection. It irreversibly intoxicates the liver, thus preventing it from building new elements of defense, and it mercilessly knocks out nerve cells, thus weakening the organism’s reactive capabilities and delivering it to the invaders. This is mainly because it is not clear how it affects the colonies, and because by strongly debilitating the organism such intervention makes the invasion of the mycetes faster and more ferocious.
Oncologist Dr. Tullio Simoncini who uses an apparently frequently effective cancer treatment centered around sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) killing fungal colonies

John Cairns, professor of microbiology at Harvard University, published a devastating 1985 critique in Scientific American [60, November 1985]. "Aside from certain rare cancers, it is not possible to detect any sudden changes in the death rates for any of the major cancers that could be credited to chemotherapy. Whether any of the common cancers can be cured by chemotherapy has yet to be established."
In fact, chemotherapy is curative in very few cancers - testicular, Hodgkin's, choriocarcinoma, childhood leukemia. In most common solid tumors - lung, colon, breast, etc. - chemotherapy is NOT curative.
”Chemotherapy Report”

...no disseminated neoplasm (cancer) incurable in 1975 is curable today.
Oncologist Albert Braverman, MD, in 1991

Why the growth in chemotherapy in the face of such failure? A look at the financial interrelationships between a large cancer center such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and the companies that make billions selling chemotherapy drugs is revealing. James Robinson III, Chairman of the MSKCC Board of Overseers and Managers, is a director of Bristol-Myers Squibb, the world's largest producer of chemotherapy drugs. Richard Gelb, Vice-Chairman of the MSKCC board is Chairman of the Board at Bristol-Myers. Richard Furlaud, another MSKCC board member, recently retired as Bristol Myers' president. Paul Marks, MD, MSKCC's President and CEO, is a director of Pfizer.
”Chemotherapy Report”

GENE AMPLIFICATION
is an important concept to understand if you are being given combinations of more than one chemotherapy drug at once. "Cocktails" have become standard treatment in many oncological protocols: concoctions of two or more powerful cytotoxic agents which supposedly will "attack the tumor" in different ways. In the above study, Robert Schimke noted that with chemo combos the rebound effect - the second phase where the tumor responds to the drug - may bring about a tumor cell proliferation rate which may be 100 times faster than the response to one single chemo drug may have been. Proliferation means the rate at which the tumor cells reproduce themselves, i.e., grow.
Dr. Tim O'Shea in TO THE CANCER PATIENT www.thedoctorwithin.com

...success demands discipline and effort. It demands that the patient get moving, become active, develop a constructive fighting attitude. Most people choose the easy way: chemotherapy, radiation or an operation.
People say: "What do you mean the easy way? Do you know how horrible chemotherapy is?" Of course chemotherapy is no fun, but a radical change in your diet and lifestyle is more difficult.
Eminent cancer cure researcher Lothar Hirneise

CYTOTOXIC
is the word that describes chemotherapeutic drugs. It means "cell-killing." Chemo-therapy kills all the cells of the body, not just the cancer cells. The risk is that chemo will kill the patient before it kills the cancer. Which usually happens. Therefore the only question that should be asked when deciding whether or not to begin chemo is this: will this drug prolong the patient's natural lifespan? Is it likely to? The unadorned data says no.
Dr. Tim O'Shea in TO THE CANCER PATIENT www.thedoctorwithin.com

[M]ore than 80% of the [interleukin-2] patients did not do any better and they actually did worse. They died harder. That's not irrelevant. We always tend to concentrate on the survivors, but we've got to make the point that 80 percent had terrific side effects and didn't get any measurable increase in longevity.
Professor George Annas, a medical ethicist who analyzed the controlled clinical trials done at the National Cancer Institute on interleukin-2, in the New York Times, 3 March 1994

Cancer patients suffer from a faulty metabolism caused by a malfunction in the lipid defense system. By repairing the lipid defense system the cancer cannot survive. Of course common chemo and radiation causes further harm to the lipid defense system -- the very system that protects you from cancer! The folks who will READILY ADMIT that they don't understand the cancer mechanism will tell you with their next breath that cancer can be killed with poisons. So can you. Would you trust your car to a so-called mechanic who didn't understand what makes a car work properly? If not, why would you let someone who doesn't understand cancer "" your body? The average cancer docs don't know -- they admit it. That doesn't make them bad people, it just makes them unqualified to treat your condition if you have cancer. Don't let unqualified people poison you just because they don't know what else to do.
William Kelley Eidem, author of "The Doctor Who Cures Cancer" (Dr Revici)

[R]evelations about the apparent ineffectiveness of the experimental cancer drug interleukin-2 are but the tip of an iceberg of misrepresentation and misunderstanding about cancer drug treatments in general.
Dr. Martin Shapiro in the Los Angeles Times, 9 January 1987

Chemotherapy can destroy a person's stomach lining and the lining of their intestines. When that happens, a person's digestive tract can no longer absorb many of the nutrients in foods and supplements. Many cancer patients die of malnutrition, long before they die of cancer, because chemotherapy has destroyed the lining of their digestive system and they literally die of nutrient starvation...For a patient who ... cannot absorb nutrients, the good news is (but it is not very good news) that there are some alternative treatments that will work without the immunity system and without the ability of the digestive tract to absorb nutrients. Examples of these treatments are: cesium chloride (liquid or I.V.), Hydrogen Peroxide (liquid or I.V.), HBOT, ozone therapy ("transfusion" and other plans), and others.
Tutorial For Alternative Treatments For Cancer which discusses numerous ways to help cancer patients incl. those damaged by chemotherapy to regain their health at cancertutor.com/AlterTreatments.html, compare What to do when the digestive tract has been damaged by chemotherapy.

Now should I undergo chemotherapy or not?
In my opinion, sooner or later the use of chemotherapy as first strategy will certainly go down in history as medical malpractice, and it is certainly a medical error today to use it as the sole means of treating cancer types like breast cancer, intestinal cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer or lung cancer - and the legal grounds in support of such use are slowly but surely becoming more difficult to defend.
Eminent alternative and conventional cancer treatment researcher Lothar Hirneise in Chemotherapy Heals Cancer and the World Is Flat

Two to 4% of cancers respond to chemotherapy….The bottom line is for a few kinds of cancer chemo is a life extending procedure---Hodgkin's disease, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), Testicular cancer, and Choriocarcinoma.
Ralph Moss, Ph.D. (1995), Author of Questioning Chemotherapy

A study of over 10,000 patients shows clearly that chemo's supposedly strong track record with Hodgkin's disease (lymphoma) is actually a lie. Patients who underwent chemo were 14 times more likely to develop leukemia and 6 times more likely to develop cancers of the bones, joints, and soft tissues than those patients who did not undergo chemotherapy (NCI Journal 87:10).
John Diamond

Children who are successfully treated for Hodgkin's disease are 18 times more likely later to develop secondary malignant tumours. Girls face a 35 per cent chance of developing breast cancer by the time they are 40---which is 75 times greater than the average. The risk of leukemia increased markedly four years after the ending of successful treatment, and reached a plateau after 14 years, but the risk of developing solid tumours remained high and approached 30 per cent at 30 years.
New Eng J Med, March 21, 1996

Success of most chemotherapy is appalling…There is no scientific evidence for its ability to extend in any appreciable way the lives of patients suffering from the most common organic cancer…chemotherapy for malignancies too advanced for surgery which accounts for 80% of all cancers is a scientific wasteland.
Dr Ulrich Abel, 1990

The last PSA was 707 and doubling every three months unless we can get it stopped. ...I was anxious to stop the growth of the tumor somehow long enough to get a handle on it again with the flax oil.
The only option was Taxotere. Though I had vowed to never take any chemo I knew this one was relatively mild and the doctor was optimistic that it would help the objective I was after.
I had three infusions at a relatively low level and learned. I would never do that again. I would personally prefer to die rather than go through that again.
Cliff Beckwith who held his "medium aggressive" prostate cancer at bay for 15+ years thanks to prayer, belief and a minimalist version of the Budwig diet

Barbara Brennan (ex-NASA physicist turned healer) states something highly interesting in one of her books which again goes to show the absolute power of the mind and emotions: A woman who chose to undergo chemotherapy wrote upon the bottles containing the chemicals "PURE LOVE". She had no side effects whatsoever from the chemotherapy!
This doesn't prove that chemotherapy is recommendable in my opinion but the enormous power of the mind, of beliefs, and of words themselves (cf. the fascinating water experiments of Masaru Emoto trying to prove that sound and the spoken word can affect water molecules*, and how we, as beings mostly composed of water, can be affected by sound, as described in his illustrated work ''Messages From Water, Vol. 1).
I believe that chemotherapy is just another one of the tokens that the mainstream "healing" profession is based not on love and pure willingness to help, but on power (not to mention money) - i.e. that of doctors assuming power over people's bodies and people willingly handing this power over to them, as Seth so neatly describes in "The Nature of Personal Reality". You may find interesting that the Swiss publisher of the German version of this book found some of Seth's statements re the medical profession and the personal power of the individual apparently so "dangerous" (to whom?) that they edited them out of the German version of this book (c. 25 pages of the original have thus been omitted in total.)
Ulla, designer of Healing Cancer Naturally

To someone who wrote that “we know of quite a few people who had chemo and are now enjoying a full life.” I would like to reply:
I am not really into wielding fear & scare tactics/arguments to motivate others into action or non-action in the area of health maintenance & recovery (or in other areas, for that matter).
But it seems to me that often those who (without financial-interest blinkers firmly in place) study in-depth the subject of chemotherapy and its long-term effects will arrive at very similar conclusions:
“Chemo mostly ineffective, not leading to any significant life extension, seemingly full recoveries followed by relapse, possibly very serious side effects destroying all quality of life etc.” (This said, I would never underrate, however, the power of the human mind and other invisible influences to overcome even very toxic assaults on the physical body.)
But personally (if I had to choose - thankfully I have always been healthy and health-conscious) another major reason not to opt for chemotherapy would be the consideration that by using this conventionally recommended treatment, one would be supporting a system which I consider fraught with far less than loving and good intentions (see On Cancer Business).
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* Update regarding Dr. Masaru Emoto's experiments: it seems that his experiments have not been carried out according to rigorous scientific standards. William A. Tiller, a professor emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering and likely THE scientific figurehead for credible research into paranormal phenomena (he has authored Some Science Adventures with Real Magic and other books) has criticised Emoto's experiments as failing to provide proof since they "do not control for one of the three key factors in the supercooling of water".

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