"The War In Medicine"
Continued From The Last Post.Generally, the determination of remission is based on a
reduction in the size of the tumor or in the change of
some tumor marker. These things may indicate the number
of cancer cells in the body, but they are very, very
crude estimates of the number of cancer cells in the
body. These numbers also do not measure the pain and
suffering of the patient (i.e. the quality of life)
or the status of the immune system, which is very,
very important if all of the cancer cells have not
Make no mistake about it, chemotherapy and radiation
shrink the size of tumors. They also kill cancer cells,
lots of them. But in the process of doing these things
there are potentially dozens of side effects, such as:
death, destruction of a major organ, intense pain,
extreme sickness, etc. and the death of many, many
normal cells. Chemotherapy does not discriminate between
normal cells and cancerous cells, and since there
are more normal cells than cancer cells, chemotherapy
kills far more normal cells than cancerous cells.
So it is logical to think that the concept of "remission"
tells us quantitatively what the "length of life since
diagnosis" is? Let us break down the "length of life
since diagnosis" into its pieces using the concept of
What percentage of people die before they go into
"remission?" What is the average "length of life
since diagnosis" for those who die before they go into
What percentage of people live long enough to go into
remission and die of cancer or cancer treatments (directly
or indirectly) while they are in remission?
What is the average "length of live since diagnosis" for
those who survive long enough to go into remission and
die while they are in remission?
What percentage of people go into remission and later
get cancer again (either the same type of cancer or some
other type of cancer) and thus come out of remission and
become cancer patients again? What is the average "length
of life since diagnosis" for those who come out of
remission and get cancer again?
What percentage of peple who go into remission are
actually "cured," meaning they never get cancer again
and do not die of anything related to their cancer or
their cancer treatments? What is the average "length
of life since diagnosis" for those who are actually
"cured" of their cancer?
If we had all of these statistics, we could calculate
the "length of life since diagnosis" for cancer patients
using orthodox treatments. In fact, I would love to see
all of the above statistics for orthodox medicine patients.
But of course these statistics are not available. There
is simply a lot of hoopla that people "go into remission."
Is it possible that the whole concept of "remission" is
designed to hide simple statistics that would tell us
how effective or ineffective chemotherapy and other
orthodox treatments are? In other words, it is so very
simple to calculate the "length of life since diagnosis"
for orthodox medicine patients, why isn't it just
calculated? Why is something so simple made into
something so complicated?
It would be an easy thing to calculate the "length of
life since diagnosis" for people who refuse treatment.
Doctors say it would be unethical to ask people to not
take orthodox treatments, but there are plenty of people
who refuse treatment, so why not calculate how long they
live since diagnosis? Then this number could be compared
to a very simple "length of life since diagnosis" for
cancer patients who go through orthodox treatments (of
course the patients in each group would have to be grouped
by sex, age at diagnosis, type of cancer and stage of cancer
Continued In The Next Post.
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