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New on See This! Images, Photos and Videos of Cancer

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New images on See This!

Left is a microscopic image of rectal cancer. You can click here for the macro image of the same cancer. It is the second image on the page.

Medical Miracle Machines

oxypathor0002The HBOT-chamber is one of many medical devices said to be able either to prevent or cure an array of diseases, one of which of course is cancer. HBOT stands for “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.” In the picture is an early example of an “oxygen-device.”

The HBOT-chamber is not the only useless medical device that is palmed off on gullible people. Measured by the number of miracle cure contraptions that are sold to this day, the human capacity for fraud is indeed impressive. You can click here for a selection.

Jenny McCarthy says: HBOT prevents cancer

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 HBOT – Hyberbaric Oxigen Therapy – is used to treat diseases for which decreased blood flow or a low oxygenation is major part of the problem and for which higher oxygen tension could help. 

HO is useful for a number of problems, but cancer is not one of them.

However, Jenny McCarthy, never one to be daunted by the facts, on April 14 told the audience on the Ellen de Generes Show that HBOT chambers “prevent cancer.” She also advised people to buy one from a certain company.

We think it is deplorable that she should say such a thing. She already caused enough damage with her campaign “against autism.”

So please God, make this woman shut up.

Young Breast Cancer Patient Aysha and Tullio Simoncini’s Baking Soda Therapy

From our Italian Friends

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Many times, we have spoken on this blog about the dangers of falling for the massive amounts of misinformation on how to cure cancer that is foisted on desperate people by alternative “healers.”

Here is another dramatic example: the heartbreaking story of a young Italian woman with breast cancer, who turned to Tullio Simoncini for help and was cruelly let down. The story created much echo and indignation on the Italian internet. Everyone diagnosed with cancer, who believes in the natural goodness and altruism of alternative “healers” and is considering treatment by Tullio Simoncini or any other alternative miracle healer, should read this.
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Tullio Simoncini Cures Woman of Bladder Cancer by e-mail

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Tullio Simoncini is an ex-medical doctor who was convicted for fraud and involuntary manslaughter. Simoncini claims that cancer is no more than an infection of the fungus candida albicans and that it can easily be cured with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).

Lorna, a young woman who was diagnosed with bladder cancer, claims to have been cured of this disease by Tullio Simoncini. She never met Simoncini – he just sent her instructions through e-mail, after which she was able to administer the treatments herself. And Simoncini did not even charge her one penny for this life saving treatment! Now, how wonderful is that?  Read more of this post

British Columbia gives naturopaths right to prescribe drugs

Naturopaths in B.C. will now be able to prescribe drugs to their patients, making them the first alternative health-care providers in the country to do so.

Dr. Christoph Kind, president of the B.C. Naturopathic Association, hailed the government move.

“Now we have the authority to be able to work with the pharmacy, with the pharmacists,” he said. “It will also allow better co-management with other heath-care providers, including medical physicians, so I think all in all it’s going to enhance the care that patients get in B.C.”

Naturopaths would be required to complete a new certification course before being allowed to prescribe drugs including hormones, vitamins, minerals and amino acids, Kind said.

Naturopathic medicine, practised by more than 300 registered naturopaths in B.C., has been a regulated health profession in the province since 1936.

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/04/10/bc-naturopaths.html

Guide to Alternative Therapies

Thanks Ed! 😉

Have you ever seen the website of Ed Friedlander? He is a pathologist who created the internet’s busiest one-person medical site, with a wealth of information on all kinds of diseases, including cancer. On Mr. Friedlander’s site, we found this information on a number of alternative treatments for cancer. Friedlander has rated the treatments as follows:

  • Confident: the remedy has a plausable mechanism and has been given some basic tests, and/or has solidly passed two good, clear, controlled studies;
  • Optimistic: the remedy makes sense pathophysiologically, and there is at least impressive anecdotal evidence;
  • Doubtful: the anecdotal evidence seemed interesting, but that’s all there was;
  • Pessimistic: it’s understandable why somebody might have thought of this. But if this actually works better than a placebo and a little human kindness, we are all going to have to make some major readjustments in how we think about health and disease. Don’t spend too much money, or get your hopes up.

See also this website, where a pathologist shows that cancer is not caused by the common fungus Candida Albicans

Recruitment problems kill off CAM courses

Not long ago, universities were clamouring to set up complementary medicine courses, but now it seems they cannot offload them quickly enough.

The universities of Westminster and Central Lancashire are the latest institutions to announce that they will suspend or close BSc degrees in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), blaming low student interest for the move. Read more of this post

Now see this page! Images, Photos and Videos of Cancer

B0006422 Breast cancer cellsAlternative therapists often want us to believe that cancer is a relatively simple disease that can easily be cured, even when it is deemed “terminal,” as long as the patients do exactly what their alternative therapists tell them.

Beat the Enemy by Knowing Him

However, cancer is neither simple nor easy to cure and it should never be underestimated. It will stop at nothing, unless we make it stop and science provides us with the knowledge to do so. Even with metastasized cancer, progress is being made, albeit slow.

Because one image says more than a thousand words, we have added a new page to this blog with images related to cancer. Consider yourself warned: some of them are not for the faint-hearted.

Alternative Cancer Treatments: The Deadly Dangers of Magical Thinking

the_lorelei6Magical thinking is the assumption that if I do this, then that will happen. It is an illogical thought pattern that involves linking unrelated actions or events.

Things like emotional stress and events of great personal significance can push us toward magical meaning-making.

Magical thinking is widespread and most of the time it’s harmless, such as the use of mascots in sports. But there is a tipping point, beyond which it can become quite sinister and even deadly.

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