"The War In Medicine"
Continued From The Last Post.Cure Rates
Let us talk about what are called "cure rates" or
"survival rates." Orthodox medicine generally says
that if a person lives for five years after diagnosis,
they are "cured" of cancer, even if they die in the
sixth year. In other words, if there is more than 5
years between diagnosis and death, they were "cured"
of cancer. This is how they determine their "survival
A person might wonder why the medical community would
use such a concept, knowing that the concept of "length
of life since diagnosis" is so simple, so intuitive
and so logical. And so useful.
Let us return to our automobile metaphor.
How can the B companies hide the fact that they
intentionally make really crappy cars? They can use
statistics. Suppose they decide to do a study to find
out how many of their cars have their engine replaced
within the first 30,000 miles. The number will be quite
low, almost as low as the same statistic calculated
for G company cars. This statistic will make it appear
that the B companies make cars as good as the G companies.
They didn't lie, they used statistics. G company cars are
far superior to the B company cars, but you would never
know that by looking at that one statistic. That is the
whole purpose of using such a statistic!
The G company car makers, on the other hand, would want
to see the percentage of cars made by the B companies that
still have their original engine after 150,000 miles.
That would be a very low percentage for the B companies,
and a very high percentage for the G companies. This
statistic would make it very clear which company made, by
far, the best cars. But the B companies control the airwaves
and the media would never allow its "journalists" to report
This is exactly how the cancer industry hides the very poor
results of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Their
definition of "cure rate" is based on the percentage of
cancer patients who live 5 years, between diagnoses and death,
not 10 years and not 15 years. How does the 5 year number
tell us what percentage of cancer patients eventually die of
cancer? It doesn't. The orthodox medical community has done
exactly what the B companies above have done, lied with
"Keep in mind that the 5 year mark is still used as
the official guideline for "cure" by mainstream oncologists.
Statistically, the 5 year cure makes chemotherapy look
good for certain kinds of cancer, but when you follow cancer
patients beyond 5 years, the reality often shifts in a
John Diamond, M.D.
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