posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 08:02 AM
I would recommend interested parties go to the Marketplace (news magazine show) homepage at the CBC Television website, and view the show about
cancer. The host, Wendy Mesley, is a breast cancer sufferer, and she takes a look at the cancer industry, and the Canadian Cancer Society. The
interview with the head of the CCS in particular is telling.
In case you decide not to watch, the general gist is this - cancer drugs are a huge industry, growing like wildfire. There's no profit in finding
preventative measures, but great profit in drugs that treat the disease (I'm not sure if any of the interviewees even mentioned looking for a cure).
The CCS' best literature for prevention says eat well, excercise, and don't smoke - and that's all. The message they are sending is 'if you get
cancer it's all your fault' (watch the show and see why this is so wrong).
It's food for thought, to be sure. My own personal experience with cancer involves my mother, who was diagnosed 4 years ago. While she has been
lucky and had great doctors and nurses throughout her ordeal, I have been frustrated with the system's one track mind when it comes to treatment and
controlling the existing cancer. Not once has any doctor asked her about her diet, about her water intake, about any significant environmental
factors. When I suggested she take a multivitamin, or extra vitamin C, they all said 'it couldn't hurt'. Don't we need certain levels of key
vitamins and minerals to have a healthy immune system, which could only help the body kill the cancer? That has never been of interest to my mom's
She had the chemo, the radiation, and the surgery. The cancer kept coming back. I got her on an alternative treatment and since then the cancer has
been under control. In no way can I say that the alternative treatment did what the conventional couldn't - for all I know they are acting in
concert. That said it wasn't until she began taking the alternative treatment that the cancer began to digress. She still sees her docs, and I
laugh (and get angry) when they say they are surprised to see her - they said she should have been dead 18 months after her first diagnosis (they
never told us that when she went for surgery - you can imagine how angry I was). Never have they asked her if she is doing anything in addition to
the treatment they are giving her.
Point is - there are 1000s of great doctors and other medical professionals out there, but they are all educated to ignore or distrust alternative
methods (at least that's the impression I've got). They are called Uni-Verse-ities for a reason. There's a never ending profit stream coming to
the pharmas if they have treatments for cancer, but only a one-time windfall if they find a cure.
You're seeking a cure for cancer in your basement? Good for you. Once upon a time you would be lauded for your efforts. Nowadays only the
'experts' are expected to do such a thing. I wish you good luck.