The purpose of this blog is to warn people about alternative cancer treatments. Because there is not one shred of evidence that alternative “medicine” – AM – can cure cancer, we think it is dangerous that cancer patients forgo standard therapy and try to cure their cancer with alternative therapy only.
Proponents of AM do not agree with this view and try to convince us of the opposite by means of testimonials: personal success stories of people who claim that they were cured from their usually incurable cancer by means of AM. However, evidence for these claims is hardly ever delivered and when it is, it is usually incomplete and unverifiable.
On 17 March 2009, Chris Beckett, aka Chrisb1 and an active member of Tony Isaacs’ forum Curezone, posted a comment on our blog, challenging our opinion that cancer cannot be cured with AM:
Submitted on 2009/03/17 at 7:11am
Then perhaps you could explain why I am still alive 30 years after a six month death-sentence from Advanced Leukemia using only a natural treatment protocol via Natural Hygiene and water-fasting.
When we asked him if he could deliver any evidence for this claim, he said we accused him of lying:
Submitted on 2009/03/17 at 1:34pm
Of course you need proof that I recovered from Leukemia, insinuating that I am a liar……don’t they all. Testimony is insufficient of course. This reminds me of the adage: “the operation
was a complete success………..but the patient died”!!!!
I am officially in remission by the hospital I attended and where they say “no proof exists of my recovery from the disease”.
Then he decided our blog was beneath his level and took his leave:
Submitted on 2009/03/17 at 7:21pm
Well I can see I have gotten as far as I am able to here, and will depart never to return. My time here is wasted on encountering bias/prejudice, and can utilize my efforts far more productively elsewhere.
Soon after, we found this message on Curezone from Chris Beckett to Tony Isaacs and it made us wonder: just why the high horse, mr. Beckett?
it can be very frustrating not to be able to provide any proof of cure from my leukemia, or even that I had the disease in the first place.
I recently (two months ago) did make inquiries concerning my medical records and was told they are not available and/or no longer exist and which some could find to be very convenient.Back in 1978 and before the proliferation/popularity of computers, my medical records (as with everyone elses) were hand-written.
The NHS here in the UK only keep certain medical records for a specified period, and where the time-frame for holding onto these records has expired.This is the response I received from the Primary Care Trust, who oversees such matters within the area in which I was born and used to live until the age of 24.”Health authorities are required to keep confidential records for the minimum time possible that is practical.
Records must be kept relating to a child up to the age of twenty one. Adult records must be kept for at least three years, usually for seven.
Many hospitals will have records going back for much longer than seven years; in particular if a person hasn’t moved away from the area or has been using the service for a long period of time. Unfortunately your records dating back to the period you have specified no longer exist.”I was always under the impression throughout my life, that ones medical records are there for life, and didn’t bother until recently to acquire them due to a recent debate within the fasting debate forum; but it certainly would have provided proof-enough that I had this condition, and where with the fact that I am still alive, should prove beyond a shadow of doubt, that what I have to say on the matter, is the truth indeed.