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Originally posted by VneZonyDostupa
Why do nations with widespread access to Western cancer therapies have higher rates of survival than nations without such access?
[edit on 5/23/2010 by VneZonyDostupa]
Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by RogerT
You want to gamble your mother's life on the advice of an internet community? A community that *probably* has some members that don't have yours or your mother's best interests at heart?
This is an extreme example. Still, it highlights the risks you run when advice is sought from strangers.
If you don't trust your doctor's advice, seek a second, third or fourth opinion. Cancer's as old as time and has never been as treatable as it is now. Medical science can only attempt to tackle it. Nevertheless, it has a higher success rate than any other treatment.
I'm a stranger. You can't trust me. Research the scientific literature to gain a broader understanding and draw your own conclusions. Ultimately, it's your mother's decision to make with your support.
Journal of clinical oncology.
The Contribution of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy to 5-year Survival in Adult Malignancies" set out to accurately quantify and assess the actual benefit conferred by chemotherapy in the treatment of adults with the commonest types of cancer.
All three of the paper's authors are oncologists. Lead author Associate Professor Graeme Morgan is a radiation oncologist at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney; Professor Robyn Ward is a medical oncologist at University of New South Wales/St. Vincent's Hospital. The third author, Dr. Michael Barton, is a radiation oncologist and a member of the Collaboration for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Liverpool Health Service, Sydney. Prof. Ward is also a member of the Therapeutic Goods Authority of the Australian Federal Department of Health and Aging, the official body that advises the Australian government on the suitability and efficacy of drugs to be listed on the national Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS) – roughly the equivalent of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Their meticulous study was based on an analysis of the results of all the randomized, controlled clinical trials (RCTs) performed in Australia and the US that reported a statistically significant increase in 5-year survival due to the use of chemotherapy in adult malignancies. Survival data were drawn from the Australian cancer registries and the US National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registry spanning the period January 1990 until January 2004. Wherever data were uncertain, the authors deliberately erred on the side of over-estimating the benefit of chemotherapy.
Even so, the study concluded that overall, chemotherapy contributes just over 2 percent to improved survival in cancer patients!Yet, despite the mounting evidence of chemotherapy's lack of effectiveness in prolonging survival, oncologists continue to present chemotherapy as a rational and promising approach to cancer treatment.
A review of 600 cancer patients who died within 30 days of treatment found that in more than a quarter of cases it actually hastened or caused death.
(1) Grate one habaneros pepper each day, putting it on bread
(2) Grate two cloves of garlic each day, putting them on bread
(3) 1-2 Tablespoons of Emulsified cod liver oil each day.
TwinLabs makes some wonderfully flavored cod liver oil. I used the cod liver oil because I was not losing any weight or dealing with fluid retention. If I had either of those conditions, I would have used evening primrose oil instead of the emulsified cod liver oil.
(4) Smother the grated garlic and habaneros peppers with real butter and eat it. No margarines of any type, including Smart Balance, etc.
Originally posted by jumpingbeanz
i'm really sorry but scientists and cancer therapy wards already record information on what people use and don't use to treat cancer, if there was any real link to food and killing cancer cells we would know about it.
Good luck to you if it works but I'm just saying never turn down any type of treatment you can get.