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Category Archives: Cancer

Letting Go – What Medicine Should Do When it Can’t Save Your Life

In an important article in The New Yorker, Atul Gawande writes about what medicine should do when it can’t save your life:

Modern medicine is good at staving off death with aggressive interventions—and bad at knowing when to focus, instead, on improving the days that terminal patients have left.

In his article, Atawande asks the most important question of all: when is enough enough?

Studies find that although doctors usually tell patients when a cancer is not curable, most are reluctant to give a specific prognosis, even when pressed. More than forty per cent of oncologists report offering treatments that they believe are unlikely to work […..] We imagine that we can wait until the doctors tell us that there is nothing more they can do. But rarely is there nothing more that doctors can do. They can give toxic drugs of unknown efficacy, operate to try to remove part of the tumor, put in a feeding tube if a person can’t eat: there’s always something. We want these choices. We don’t want anyone—certainly not bureaucrats or the marketplace—to limit them. But that doesn’t mean we are eager to make the choices ourselves. Instead, most often, we make no choice at all. We fall back on the default, and the default is: Do Something.

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Do Doctors Refuse Chemotherapy On Themselves?

While there is no truth in the claim that doctors refuse chemotherapy on themselves, on almost every website dedicated to the promotion of alternative cancer treatments it says that most – if not all – doctors on principle would refuse chemotherapy on themselves because of its high toxicity and ineffectiveness. Yet these same doctors are said to be perfectly happy to pour this poison into their patients – merely for profit, as is the standard insinuation.

The basis for these shocking and deceitful allegations is this excerpt from a book by Philip Day:

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Where are the laws that protect us against people like Andreas Moritz?

Andreas Moritz is a New Age therapist who claims that cancer is not a disease but a survival mechanism in reaction to the root cause of cancer, which has to do with unresolved spriritual conflicts and unbalance.

When the patient resolves these, he will be cured.

Now, where have we heard that before?

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Marion lost her father to the “German New Medicine” of Ryke Geerd Hamer

Marion Piat, who lost her father to the German New Medicine of Ryke Geerd Hamer, has decided to tell her story and start a blog to warn people for this dangerous sect. We have translated her story and posted it here:

“It started in October 2007 when my father was on a mission in Guatemala. One morning he was no longer able to urinate, a kidney stone blocked the bladder: emergency operation. The urologist who operated on him noticed the prostate had an abnormal shape and appearance. Following were: biopsy, blood tests, pessimistic diagnosis, prostate cancer.

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Acid, Alkaline Diets, pH Balance And Cancer

There are a number of physiological processes which are so vital to our survival that meddling with them in any way would mean almost certain death.

Maintaining the pH of our blood is one of these vital activities.

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A Wonderful Book Was Written: Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks, a poor African American tobacco farmer from Virginia, was just  30 years old when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. The cancer turned out to be extremely aggressive and 8 months later, at only 31, Henrietta Lacks died on 4 October 1951.

Scientists had been trying to keep cancer cells alive outside the body, but this proved very difficult and most cultures didn’t last longer than a few weeks. But the cancer cells of Henrietta Lacks were so strong that they were virtually immortal and it was possible to grow them for long periods.

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No Link Found Between Personality Traits, Positive Thinking, Depression and Cancer

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Many people are convinced that a positive attitude is helpful –  if not essential – to survive or ward off cancer.

The belief that we can control illness and even death with our mind has great appeal, because it makes us feel as though we are in control of our life events.

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Sodium Bicarbonate Really Works… for H1N1 influenza!

baking sodaOh, my. We overlooked something. ‘Respected’ woo-meister Dr Mercola proposes another use for Sodium Bicarbonate! As he believes, it cannot only cure cancer, but is also a good for ….. treating H1N1 influenza!

In 1918 and 1919 while fighting the ‘flu’ with the U. S. Public Health Service it was brought to my attention that rarely anyone who had been thoroughly alkalinized with bicarbonate of soda contracted the disease, and those who did contract it, if alkalinized early, would invariably have mild attacks.

Miracles do happen!

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Cancer and Fungus: Career Boost for Sodium Bicarbonate Pusher and Cancer Quack Tullio Simoncini

Struck off and convicted for fraud and involuntary manslaughter in Italy, under investigation in the Netherlands, baking soda salesman and cancer quack Tullio Simoncini is always on the lookout for more chickens to pluck. Recently, Simoncini has struck a deal with UFO/paranormal sensationalist, alien hunter and hoaxer Jaime Mausson of Mexico to push his cancer quackery in South America.

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Updated: Video of Hamer’s German New Medicine Victim Corinne Thos Removed

Corinne Thos(First published Sep 24, 2009; updated Nov 12, 2009)

September 24, 2009 we posted an article on Hamer victim Corinne Thos and a YouTube video in memory of her. The video was made by Corinne’s brother. Some time later the video appeared to be removed from YouTube without his knowledge.

We promised we would find out what happened and keep you posted. Here’s the update.

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