The Wrong Approach?
Most cancer cells obtain their energy from fermentation. Normal cells obtain their energy from oxygenation (except muscle cells when they are completely exhausted) through the Kreb’s cycle. This is a tremendous difference and one we must understand. Alternative cancer treatments such as Protocel and Herbal therapies target this difference. Conventional cancer research ignores this tremendous difference (as far as treatment goes) and continues to seek methods to destroy fast growing cells (which cancer cells are). Our immune system contains mostly fast-growing cells and is also destroyed in the chemotherapy process. The worst thing one could do when one is sick is to attack one’s own immune system. Again, is also destroyed with chemotherapy.
So understand: Cancer cells fall into the category of “rapidly reproducing cells”. Some ‘normal’ cells also fall into that same category, namely, immune cells, hair follicle cells, skin cells, intestinal cells, etc. Drugs aimed at killing rapidly reproducing cells (chemotherapy) cannot distinguish between cancer cells and normal cells. Chemotherapy kills immune cells, that’s the “catch-22”.
In an Independent (UK) news article of December 8, 2003, Allen Rosesl, a vice-president of GlaxoSmithKline (a large international pharmaceutical company) was quoted as saying, “most (cancer) drugs work in 30 to 50 per cent of people” (who take them). This is in stark contrast to a 2007 study published by the Journal Clinical Oncology. The 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 (so the study was on the ‘good’ drugs).
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 (I gave you this website already so search it as well). The authors found that the contribution of chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults was:
- 2.3 percent in Australia
- 2.1 percent in the USA
They emphasize that, for reasons explained in detail in the study, these figures “should be regarded as the upper limit of effectiveness” (i.e., they are an optimistic rather than a pessimistic estimate). So where did Mr. Rosesl get the figure that his company’s chemotherapy “works on 30-50%” of patients? I have no idea! It is amazing how the human mind can justify actions that benefit the flesh!
A study of over 10,000 patients shows clearly that chemo’s supposedly strong track record with Hodgkin’s disease (lymphoma) is actually a lie. Patients who underwent chemo were 14 times more likely to develop leukemia and 6 times more likely to develop cancers of the bones, joints, and soft tissues than those patients who did not undergo chemotherapy (NCI Journal 87:10).
As I previously stated, safe and effective plant-based treatments (nutrition, herbs) cannot produce large profits because they cannot be patented. Pharmaceutical companies need large profits to pay for the expensive FDA approved clinical trials, so plant-based treatments never get FDA approval to treat a disease. Nutritional companies simply cannot afford them!
So, nutritional therapies go un-noticed and poo-poo-ed by doctors while chemotherapies get pushed by oncologists as the standard of care regardless of the lack of evidence. From the December 12, 2002 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association, in a review with James Spencer Malpas, M.D., D.Phil. St. Bartholomew’s Hospital London, United Kingdom:
“A recent randomized trial of treatment for stage one Multiple Myeloma by Riccardi and colleagues (British Journal of Cancer 2000; 82:1254-60) showed no advantage of conventional chemotherapy over no (no chemo at all) treatment.”
The above statement is in direct contrast to popular belief that chemo is likely to help you. The reason for this belief is statements like this:
“1998 was truly one of the most exciting years for cancer research,” said Harmon Eyre, MD, executive vice president for research and medical affairs for the American Cancer Society (ACS). “While we are closer than ever to finding answers…” he continued, followed by a pitch for more donations.
Another popular belief that is repeated in movies and TV shows is that not taking chemotherapy is dumb, cowardice, and completely irresponsible. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is the smart, cancer patient who does enough research to learn the fraud of conventional cancer theories and only the brave who stand up against the pressures of oncologists bent on forcing people into what is not in their best interest.
The Only Bad Approach Is One Made Out of FEAR
That being said, let’s be perfectly clear: I believe there is a time and place for everything and I am NOT against responsible use of chemotherapy, if needed. I have often begged a patient to consider using some chemotherapy. It CAN save lives, knock down a rapidly growing tumor, and give a person another chance to get on top of a downwardly spiraling situation. What I AM against is standard protocols that disregard personal preference and individual need.
Understand, I do NOT get involved with the decision-making process of whether a patient should take chemo, radiation, surgery, or alternative care. However, I am sick and tired of hearing that people who choose to do the later are crazy and ill informed. Look at the real statistics and make a well-informed decision! YOU are the one who has the diagnosis so you better do some of your own research. One need only ‘google’ chemotherapy effectiveness and you will read as many articles as you desire on the fallacies of their success.
I’m not even saying that chemo may not be necessary at times; just be wise, NOT dogmatic. Use these harsh approaches to squelch an aggressive tumor to allow more time to do what’s right and necessary to change the milieu.
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Excerpt taken from Chapter One of Stop Fighting Cancer & Start Treating the Cause.
Dr. Conners graduated with his doctorate from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1986 and has been studying alternative cancer care for over 20 years. He holds AMA Fellowships in Regenerative & Functional Medicine and Integrative Cancer Therapy.
He is the author of numerous books including, Stop Fighting Cancer and Start Treating the Cause, Cancer Can’t Kill You if You’re Already Dead, Help, My Body is Killing Me, Chronic Lyme, 3 Phases of Lyme, 23 Steps to Freedom, and many more you can download for FREE on our books page.