What Happened to All of the Miracle Cures? Patrick Swayze dies of Pancreatic Cancer

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I don’t mean to sound crass, but after all of the hype about conventional cancer treatment therapies, why are people still dying of cancer?  Granted, the “5 year survival rate” for pancreatic cancer is probably the lowest of all cancers, but why is that?  I just don’t see any progress being made there.  But the most perplexing thing is that they continue to use the same old, tired treatment methods: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

What is the problem?  From what I can see, trying anything else would probably be an improvement.  He was only 57 years old.  That is not very old.  I thought that medicine was all about curing the patient.  But then again, that obviously isn’t the case.  These treatment methods have been virtually the same for over 50 YEARS!  Does it really make any sense to stay with the same strategies that haven’t worked for all this time?  Could there be another motivation at work here?  Do you really believe that this is the best that our best and brightest minds can do in the battle against cancer?  Does it take any amount of intelligence or innovation to continue to do the ‘same old things’ when faced with a recurrent problem?  Are we paying oncologists millions and billions of dollars a year for this?  And why is that?

I’m  just trying to ask the obvious questions that don’t seem too obvious to the medical establishment and the mass media.  I’m not a medical professional, but I do have a brain.  And my brain is saying, “There HAS to be a better way!”  I don’t know what you’re thinking, but this simply can NOT be the best that science has to offer.  Human ingenuity and intelligence is much better than this.  Something is ‘rotten in Denmark’.

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