"The War In Medicine"
Continued From The Last Post.Getting the Cure Rate Up
Using this definition, what kinds of things would cause "cure
rates" to go up? Instead of lengthening the time a person lives
after diagnoses, how about diagnosing the cancer earlier? By
diagnosing cancer earlier, there is a longer period of time
between diagnosis and death, thus increasing the percentage
of people who live more than 5 years between diagnosis and
Before a person is diagnosed with cancer, it is quite common
for the person to have had cancer for 5 or 10 years before it
is diagnosed. Thus, if cancer is diagnosed at an earlier and
earlier state, there will be a higher and higher percentage of
people who live for 5 years between diagnoses and death. By
simply diagnosing the disease earlier, "cure rates" go up,
even if chemotherapy doesn't improve life expectancy at all!
This is undoubtedly the reason the American Cancer Society
(an orthodox "charity") has been pushing women to get mammograms
every year, in spite of the fact that mammograms can cause cancer
because they are X-Rays. Thus, the American Cancer Society
has had a positive affect on "cure rates" without having done
anything about life expectancy. They have also had an affect
on the percentage of people who get cancer, that number has
also gone up.
Another trick orthodox medicine uses is to ignore counting
people who die because of the damage done by chemotherapy
and radiation. For example, someone who dies of pneumonia,
as a result of their immune system being destroyed by
chemotherapy, is generally not counted as a "cancer" death.
Likewise, someone whose liver is destroyed by chemotherapy,
and dies of liver "disease," is also not counted as a "cancer" death.
Some cancers are extremely slow growing. Thus, "cure rates"
for these types of cancer look very good, but not because the
people are cured, but because the cancer is slow growing.
Since many people who are on chemotherapy die of malnutrition
and opportunistic infections, many doctors tell their cancer
patients to take nutritional supplements. This can lead to
the person living longer (because they do not die as quickly
from malnutrition or opportunistic infections), but it makes
chemotherapy look better! In other words, "cure rates" go up
because of the nutritional supplements, but the effects of
chemotherapy may have been unchanged!
Some patients secretly take alternative treatments to treat
their cancer without telling their doctors (during or after
orthodox treatments). This makes orthodox medicine survival
rates look good, but not because of chemotherapy or radiation.
Another trick is to change the standards for what kind of
people are part of the statistics. In other words, if they
start including people with less severe cancers (which
obviously have a higher "cure rate"), they can get their
"cure rate" numbers up.
"The five year cancer survival statistics of the American
Cancer Society are very misleading. They now count things that
are not cancer, and, because we are able to diagnose at an
earlier stage of the disease, patients falsely appear to live
longer. Our whole cancer research in the past 20 years has been
a failure. More people over 30 are dying from cancer than ever
before…More women with mild or benign diseases are being included
in statistics and reported as being "cured". When government
officials point to survival figures and say they are winning
the war against cancer they are using those survival rates
Dr J. Bailer, New England Journal of Medicine (Dr Bailer’s
answer to questions put by Neal Barnard MD of the Physicians
Committee For Responsible Medicine and published in PCRM Update,
By using these tricks they can make it appear that cancer
research is progressing slowly, when in fact cancer research
has made very little overall improvements in life expectancy
or quality of life in the past 80 years.
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