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No, there is no proof he is a fraud, and there is no proof he has a miracle cure. That is precisely why he battles back and forth with the FDA. He has had some miraculous success, and he has had some failures, but he has consistently charged exorbitant fees to desperate people. Maybe he is a fraud, or maybe not, it is a "buyer beware" situation.
I'm not calling him a fraud, although he may be, but he may also be a good doctor on the defensive because of an overzealous FDA. I don't know the "truth" if there is such a thing, I only know people need to be especially cautious when they are vulnerable to predators. Desperate families are extremely impressionable, and even when they are told the likelihood of success is very, very low, they still drop 100s of 1000s of dollars on unproven treatments that usually don't work.
To put it as an easier example. People do win the lottery from time to time. Some people buy 1 ticket, some people buy 100s of tickets. I could open up a business, and I could help people win the lottery. Of course, I would warn everyone that not everybody wins, but as long as a couple of people win, I can show their testimonial to how good my lottery system is. I can tell people the more they spend with me, the better their chances of winning, and I would be telling the truth. In fact, if someone puts up $40k up front, and spends $3k to $6k per month after that, I can be very confident that some of those people are going to have success at playing the lottery, and several might hit it big! Am I a fraudster? I'm not lying, I'm telling the risks and rewards up front, and some percentage of people will get exactly what I promise, some will get lesser amounts, and some will just be throwing away their money, but they knew that in advance.
There are a large number of predators out there that prey on desperate people. No one is more desperate than when they are fighting for their life, or the life of a loved one. Even a 1% chance of staying alive is a great source of hope, and people will throw all their money into chasing that 1%. That money could be better spent on a bucket list, or on traditional treatments, or on estate planning, or whatever.
My main question is if a 'treatment' that is proven to kill you can get funding, how on earth can they refuse Dr Burzynski? If they think he is a fraud, then why not test him fairly and prove it! Haven't they had long enough to do that? Is 30 years not long enough? Because of these things and the proof Dr Burzynski put forward I am inclined to believe him. However if someone has PROOF to the contrary I will evaluate that proof and alter my opinion accordingly.
I agree with you on this part 100%. He should at least be able to do his research, do his trials, and develop his treatment.
The problem is all the frauds out there taint the pool. I believe the FDA started with good intentions, they can't just let someone make miraculous claims without substantial research and proof. But, when he started trying to comply with them, the big egotistical government machine steam-rolled him, and they got a vendetta out for him, and our system is set up so a little guy has almost no chance.
I was a huge Burzynski fan, and I was very excited to get involved with him, and I had a big let down, so perhaps I am somewhat jaded. I also work in government regulation of the medical profession, and I see all the fraudsters, abusers, and just plain bad doctors, so I am jaded by that. But, my jadedness is from personal experience and evidence and real stories.
I'm not saying people shouldn't explore other options, my friend is trying everything that has ever been tried! Some of it is a fraud, but he is trying it anyway. He is taking some weird purple goo from Russia, and some injection from Israel, and he has been to Mexico for a month to get a controversial "cancer vaccine" and he has met with the Burzynski people, and he is getting Vitamin C IV's, and B12 shots, and D shots, Ozone Therapy, and he is on a glucose free / high fat diet, and he is taking the Chemo, and he has gone through 3 rounds of Radiation, and he has endured Staph Infections of his bloodstream, and had his bladder fried, and his bone marrow destroyed, and he will never have children now, and he has lost 100lbs, gained it back, and lost it again. Believe me, there is nothing a cancer patient with a good network of support and resources won't try. Currently he is doing all of those things, and he has added in hormone therapy and the Budwig Protocol (but Budwig means he has to cut out the Vitamin C).
In all honesty, nothing has worked nearly as good as the traditional chemo and radiation. There is a reason those are the accepted and recommended treatments. They work consistently.
Originally posted by mee30
Okay so I've done the usual searches and what have you and can't find this posted here, though I would be amazed if it hadn't!
Originally posted by mee30
Okay so I've done the usual searches and what have you and can't find this posted here, though I would be amazed if it hadn't! Any way it will be great for people that haven't seen it yet.
The documentary follows Dr Burzynski's work on cancer treatment. He's been at it since the late 70's and has been harassed and vilified by the FDA for years! They have brought multiple court cases against him during this time with no evidence, all of which DR Burzynski has won! It's an unbelievable documentary and it's something I think everyone should get a chance to see.
So without further a do, here it is, enjoy! [yvid...]