Wednesday, May 23, 2012

cancer comments

American Cancer Society: Mainstream treatments don't work

When I heard that the chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society was launching a new attack on "unproven" cancer treatments, I braced myself for yet another assault on natural medicine.

That's always how it works isn't it?

"Unproven" doesn't really mean "unproven" with these people. It's a code word used to dismiss anything and everything that goes against the mainstream's highly profitable screenings, drugs, and chemo approach.

But Dr. Otis Brawley's attack wasn't on natural cancer cures at all -- it was on the mainstream's screenings, drugs, and chemo approach!

Yes, I know -- someone had to pick me up off the floor, too.

In a speech to health journalists, Dr. Brawley called the current system "a subtle form of corruption" and admitted that doctors routinely lie about the success rates of both screenings and treatments alike -- including PSA exams, bone marrow transplants, and chemotherapy.

He even 'fessed up to the dirtiest secret of the cancer industry (and yes, make no mistake it IS an industry): The system is set up to steer patients not toward the best or most effective treatments -- just the most profitable ones.

"Twenty-five years after graduating from medical school, I concluded that a lot of doctors are out to make a buck and a lot of doctors are out making stuff up as they go along," he admitted.

Tell me something I don't know.

I also know that nothing sells like controversy, and right now Dr. Brawley has a book for sale -- so suffice it to say he's out to make a buck or two himself (not that there's anything wrong with that).

He also continues to blame smoking for cancer (wrong) and heart disease (wronger) and he still touts HPV shots as an effective way to prevent cancer (wronger still).

And let's not forget the little fact that his ACS has yet to acknowledge a single one of the safe and natural cancer treatments out there.

But while he's not ready to talk about them, I am. Despite what you've heard, cancer is not a death sentence, and you can beat this disease without poisonous drugs or toxic chemo.       ( Douglas MD )

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