Really?

It’s all over Facebook…”This herb kills 99% of all cancer cells”; “Natural Cure for all Cancers”; “Do this and Never Get Cancer”. Really? I don’t think so!!!

This information is not only misleading (or should I say completely false) but it hurts our cause! There are NO “simply cures” in cancer care as much as we wish there was.

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The Problem

The real struggle with claims of easy cancer cures is that many are based on science. For instance, good studies may reveal invitro benefits of particular substances that may not play out in real-life situations. XYZ may kill 99% of all cancer cells in a petri dish but that doesn’t mean it will do so in a person’s body.

For instance, according to studies published in Life Sciences, Cancer Letters and Anticancer Drugs, artemisinin can kill off cancer cells at a rate of 12,000 cancer cells for every healthy cell. Henry Lai and a team of researchers from the University of Washington said, “By itself, artemisinin is about 100 times more selective in killing cancer cells as opposed to normal cells.”

Does this mean that artemisia cures cancer? Absolutely not! However, it may be something to test on a patient. There is a difference.

The Answer

My rules: 1. Nothing is ‘easy’; there are no simple cures, be reasonable. 2. Don’t fall for all the conspiracy theories even if some of them are actually true. 3. Use wisdom; study for yourself and look at whatever research is available.

There is always hope; never give up, but understand that healing is a process.

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