There is always a bunch of hoopla from Big Pharma and the Cancer Establishment about how much progress is being made in the fight against cancer. But from what I can see, there is a never-ending parade of people coming down with it. How much progress is really being made here? Something just doesn’t seem right about this.
The latest celebrity who has been diagnosed with cancer (that I know of) is Martina Navratilova, the prolific tennis star. She is said to have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Now if former world-class athletes are coming down with cancer, what chance does an average person have? She appears to have chosen to go along with doctors who have recommended a lumpectomy, and that it will be followed with radiation therapy to make sure that it doesn’t return. She was told that she had ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), which is breast cancer that starts in the milk ducts.
In fact, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. It is also said that female breast cancer in the UK has increased by 5%, and that more than one million women are diagnosed with breast cancer per year, worldwide. This doesn’t sound like a glowing endorsement of the current methods being used to prevent cancer.
It stands to reason that if the present methods for preventing cancer are not working, a new strategy must be employed if we wish to get better results. The Cancer Establishment doesn’t seem to want to make any big changes to the status quo. As an anecdotal report, I have a friend whose girlfriend has cancer. I was very surprised when he told me that she was still taking large amounts of sugar with her coffee. I told him to tell her that sugar is known to feed tumors. I’m not sure about how receptive she was to this information, but it was very disheartening to me that she was not informed of this by her health care team. Unfortunately, I cannot say that I was surprised about this.
The best thing that a patient can do is to get the facts. But be sure not to rely upon one source of information in your search! It might be hard for the average layperson to differentiate between methods that have promise and those that are not, but it is always true that ‘you always get out what you put in’. The more that you learn, the better your prognosis (on average). Keep an open mind, but keep yourself grounded. There is a lot of good information out there, but there is also a lot of bogus information out there as well. Develop your powers of discernment, and as you learn, you will be better able to recognize good information and to dismiss bad information.