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ALL MATTER IS CHEMICALS
plural noun: chemicals
a distinct compound or substance, especially one which has been artificially prepared or purified.
"never mix disinfectant with other chemicals"
an addictive drug.
Chemophobia (or chemphobia) is an irrational aversion to or prejudice against chemicals or chemistry.
All matter is made of chemicals.
79 doctors responded of which 64 would not consent to be in any trial containing Cisplatin - one of the common chemotherapy drugs they were trialling, (currently achieving worldwide sales of about $110,000,000 a year) and 58 of the 79 found that all the trials in question were unacceptable due to the ineffectiveness of chemotherapy and its unacceptably high degree of toxicity
The first thing that stands out is that the 1985 (!!) survey was not, as Philip Day claims, about all available therapies for lung cancer, but about cisplatin, a then new chemotherapy with considerable side effects. The question also pertained to the use of cisplatin as a palliative treatment for “symptomatic metastatic bone disease,” i.e. for incurable (non-small-cell) lung cancer. The 1985 survey found that about one-third of physicians and oncology nurses would have consented to chemotherapy in a situation like this.
The study from 1991, “Oncologists vary in their willingness to undertake anti-cancer therapies,” pertains not just to lung cancer, but to many kinds of cancer and cancer stages, from early stage to terminal, as well as to experimental therapies. It shows percentages as high as 98% of doctors willing to undergo chemotherapy, while the remaining 2 % were uncertain, and none answered “definitely no” or “probably no” to chemotherapy.
I am dealing with a loved one go through the process and I have identified the bottom line for doctors and that is that their goal is not healing anyone and if they manage to keep a person alive they call that a victory even though over a handful of pills are givin daily.