Posts Tagged: medical school

Prostate Cancer Screening Doesn’t Work

The British Medical Journal, one of the most prestigious and recognized medical journals in the world, released a 20-year longitudinal study to assess the value of prostate cancer screening.  To make a long story short, the result of the study was the finding that the rate of death from prostate cancer was virtually identical for men whether or not they were screened for cancer.  The bottom line is that all of the hoopla over PSA testing, digital rectal exams, and the like, are all a bunch of hooey.  These tests are ineffective, and is likely being used to railroad a bunch of scared men into having dangerous, unnecessary prostate cancer treatments.
We already wrote about the questionable efficacy of conventional prostate cancer treatments.  We also wrote about how ‘watchful waiting’ was said to usually be a much better strategy for most men who are having prostate problems.  This is not to belittle the danger of rapidly metastasizing prostate cancers. But in most cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the conventional treatments being bandied about have little benefit, but have a lot of very catastrophic side effects.
For whatever reason, most doctors are myopic when it comes to cancer treatment.  The patient should be as knowledgeable as possible about his health situation, and about the disease in question.  A physician can only give as much information as the patient is able to understand.  So if you do not know much about prostate cancer, the doctor will only be able to go as far as the limit on how much the patient can comprehend.  The more knowledge the patient has, the more that him and the doctor can discuss and craft a logical treatment strategy.
We must understand that many doctors resent the iron grip control over medical treatment that is exerted by the American Medical Association (AMA) and other regulatory agencies like the EPA, NIH, etc.  And we must not forget the powerful pharmaceutical drug companies interest in maintaining their dominance over medical treatment and medical education. Big Pharma companies finance a large portion of most accredited medical schools in the United States.  In this way, they determine the medical school curriculum for budding physicians.
This determines how they think and approach medical treatment.  The immense power of this position can not be overemphasized.  It amounts to turning physicians into Big Pharma drug peddlers.  It is Big Pharma’s way to insure that physicians seek to prescribe their drugs to the majority of patients they encounter.  Even if a doctor wakes up and begins to understand that drugs do not cure diseases or solve nutritional imbalances, the medical authorities who control licensing of physicians can take away any medical heretic’s license to practice if they become too vocal, or use non-standard treatments, regardless of their effectiveness.  In fact, many safe, effective treatments for cancer have been suppressed by the medical pharmaceutical cartel.  It is a matter of record.
Patients should be acutely aware of their health condition.  They should find a physician who is open-minded enough to venture outside of the boundaries of medical orthodoxy if a better, safer treatment for cancer is available.  Chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are not the best, most effective treatments for cancer, regardless of how loudly and proudly the medical authorities proclaim it.  Shouting louder than everybody else, and having a favored status with the mass media does not turn untruths into truths.  Open your mind and study this topic, and see where it takes you.

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Useful Idiots in Medicine and Cancer Research

I just read a very good article that speaks about ‘useful idiots’, and I think that is is very relevant to what is happening in the medical field.  It is also a microcosm of what has been happening in all of society, and in all major institutions in society.  I don’t have the time here to delve into all of that, but suffice it to say that virtually all of the things that we take for granted as ‘facts’, are either blatantly false, or that the assumptions and foundations that support them are faulty or specious.  Education, politics, medicine, sociology, economics, history, religion, etc., are all based on some very flawed logic.  I’m not trying to offend anyone, but this has been my experience after many years of studying all of these (and many other) topics.
After learning about the dubious veracity of truths I had been spoon-fed since my youth, I thought that science was not susceptible to such manipulation because it was ’empirical’.  I was truly naive back then.  But when I got into medical school, my spirit was unsettled, and I could not bring myself to embrace it.  I was wondering where all the cures and effective treatments were, and when we were going to learn about them.  I guess that I figured out that if they weren’t teaching this information to us in medical school, they were never going to share this information with us.  If they aren’t teaching cures in medical school, but instead, were teaching more advanced factoids about physiology, histology, embryology, etc., what’s the point?

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Big Pharma-Profit is Job #1

This is the third installment of this video series on Big Pharma and how it operates.  The bottom line is that Big Pharma’s biggest priority is to make money, and everything else is secondary.  This video series is an illustration of this.  Cancer patients need to understand these facts before agreeing to any treatments that involve drugs, especially with drugs as toxic as chemotherapy.  If these people are this ruthless and profit-seeking with these drugs, how much confidence does that inspire in a patient who may be seen as nothing more than a profitable sale?

I am not accusing all physicians of being complicit in this.  Although they ought to know better, many physicians have been subjected to indoctrination by medical school educations that have been heavily influenced by Big Pharma.  So most doctors have a definite bias towards the use of drugs.

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