A FEW FACTS
* Since the 1930's in the U.S. alone, over 350 treatments for cancer which are gentle and non-toxic have healed cancer patients. Some treatments have healed hundreds. Many have healed thousands. I know many of the people who have been healed by them. Why won't you hear about these from your cancer doctor? Because they are all natural substances. Therefore, they cannot be patented and offer no profit to the pharmaceutical companies. This simple fact drives all conventional cancer treatments.
* Since 1971, when President Nixon declared "War on Cancer," cancer deaths per 100,000 population have risen steadily. If you were the General in charge of this "war," you almost certainly would have scrapped your strategy for something different by now. Instead we, the taxpayers, keep funding the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This year their budget request is for $6.2 billion (with a "b") of your tax money. This agency was established in 1937. Not once in their 72-year history have they honestly tested even one of the 350 "alternative" substances mentioned above.
* 55% of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) executives are employed by a pharmaceutical company when they leave the FDA. Several ex-Congressmen are among the 1,214 full-time lobbyists for "Big Pharma" in Washington. The pharmaceutical companies are the largest contributors to political campaigns.
* The average cancer patient generates $1,300,000 of revenue for the cancer treatment "system" before they die. This is invisible to most cancer patients because much of it is covered by private insurance or Medicare/Medicaid. Over 1.2 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer each year. Over 570,000 Americans die of their cancer every year -- 1,500 every day. Cancer treatment is REALLY big business.
* According to Forbes magazine, AstraZeneca made $630 million in 2001 on one breast cancer drug. Thay call it Nolvadex (commonly known as Tamoxifen). Why has the name been changed? Because the original patent for this drug was issued in 1972. It has been extended, as is typical for expensive prescription drugs, by manipulation of the filler and packaging and other trivial changes made by AstraZeneca to extend the life of the patent and avoid cheaper generic forms of this drug.
* Have you ever wondered why a drug company would spend $200-500 million testing a new drug? Tamoxifen aka Nolvadex alone has made AstraZeneca and its predecessor companies over $23 billion in the last 39 years. Forbes estimated that AstraZeneca would make $2.6 billion in 2002 on cancer drugs alone.
* Because of politics, our government's Medicare system encourages the fraud and abuse that is rampant among oncologists. For example, the chemotherapy drug Etoposide is sold wholesale to oncologists for them to administer it to cancer patients in their office. The cost to the oncologist is $7.50 for a 100mg dose. The allowable Medicare reimbursement, however, is $129.24 for that same 100mg dose. The consumer (you and I) pay a co-payment of $25.87 for this dose -- almost three and a half times the doctor's cost! Medicare pays the rest from our tax dollars.
* According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the average oncologist makes $253,000 a year. Of this, 75% is profit on chemotherapy drugs administered in his or her office. All of these drugs, like Tamoxifen and Etoposide, treat the symptoms of cancer, not its causes, and make the patient's condition worse.
* A recent survey of the 64 oncologists on the staff at McGill Cancer Therapy Center in Montreal found that 58 of them (91%) said they would not take chemotherapy or allow their family members to take it for cancer treatment. Why not? Too toxic and not effective. Today, 75% of cancer patients are administered chemotherapy. Go figure!
* Very few oncologists advise their patients that there are dozens of substances available which are inexpensive and effectively offset the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Why? They just don't know about them. They're too busy to study what my readers and I study -- or too close-minded -- or both.
* The long-term survival rate of cancer patients with metastasized cancer treated with chemotherapy is 3%. Most of the "alternative" substances I discuss have long-term survival rates of 50-70% when used alone (few of them are used alone). Combinations of different and compatible "alternative" substances boost survival rates to 90% or more.
* A recent survey by Life Extension Foundation found that 80% of cancer patients take some "alternative" substances for their cancer. Half of them do not tell their cancer doctor what they are taking. Obviously, this is a sad testimony to the "ignorance and arrogance" of the cancer treatment "system."
Enough? Do you see why you must be aware of the cancer treatment environment before you "submit" to treatment? Our medical system has been completely corrupted by drug company money. You and I are not going to be able to change this in our lifetimes. What we can do, and what I'm dedicated to helping you do, is survive chronic, degenerative diseases like cancer by being aware of this and taking charge of our own health care.
Source: Bill Henderson - Cancer Free