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Despite the yearly claims of great new cancer drugs*, the percentage of Americans who die each year from cancer has remained pretty much the same since 1970. Every year in the United States, more people die from the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs than die in car accidents. Clearly this is not good medicine.
Where Is The Good Medicine?
Did you know that the herb astragalus, is a powerful broad-spectrum antiviral agent and it is also anti-cancer? It is safe and effective. I used astragalus to cure myself of chronic fatigue syndrome, but your doctor will never recommend it. Conventional medicine has nothing to combat the vast majority of viruses (they mostly suppress symptoms), but still doctors will not recommend astragalus because it is plant based.
Plant-based treatments cannot produce large profits because they cannot be patented. Large profits are needed to pay for the expensive FDA approved clinical trials. So plant-based treatments never get FDA approval to treat a disease. Your doctor can only prescribe treatments that are FDA approved. If your doctor prescribes treatments that are not FDA approved, he or she can be sued or lose their license.
The End of Plant-based Medicine
Around the beginning of the last century, Rockefeller (a true robber baron) obtained control over medical school education through the use of the Flexner Report which was written by Henry Pritchett, who was in the secret employ of Rockefeller, after Rockefeller "fired" him. This report rated medical schools and strongly favored only the medical schools that concentrated on using drug-based treatments. These schools started to receive large amounts of money from Rockefeller and Carnegie. In 1905, 160 medical schools were in operation. By 1927, 17 years after the Flexner Report, the number had dropped to 80. Nearly all the schools that taught plant based medicine were gone. From then on, pharmaceutical company control of medical school curriculums was assured by the large amounts of money they would "give" to the schools for approved research. That research of course was approved or disapproved by the pharmaceutical companies. Only research that would lead to treatments that could be patented received approval. That eliminated any treatments derived from plants.
Treatment derived from plants are more safe than chemical based treatments that can be patented.
There is a universal disdain in medical schools for the use of alternative, plant-based treatments. The fact that pharmaceutical companies are usually the largest contributors to such schools might be the cause of this attitude. Regardless of why this has occurred, this attitude is usually carried into the profession. So instead of investigating alternative treatments, most doctors immediately ridicule them or downplay their effectiveness.
However, there are a few open-minded doctors who have decided to investigate alternative treatments independent of their education. They find viable treatments with no side effects. However, if these doctors start to prescribe alternative treatments they become targets.
A Story of Three Persecutions
In 1994 New York alternative healthcare advocates helped pass the Alternative Medical Practice Act designed to help guarantee that people would have access to alternative medical doctors by barring the State of New York from taking away the licenses of Alternative Medical Doctors just because they practiced alternative or non conventional medicine. Despite the passing of this legislation, the Medical Board bureaucrats found a way to avoid the intent of the law. Alternative medical doctors were once again targeted and eliminated from medicine. For details, go to
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Treatment Selection - Finding Your Success Group
Success rates for alternative cancer treatments vary between 30% and 50%. This is typical of treatments that address the cause of illness as opposed to the symptoms of an illness. The good news is that there are dozens of alternative cancer treatments. Certainly, you would fall into the success group of one or two. Your most important job is to learn treatment selection techniques that help you find the treatments for which you are in the success group.
Conventional Doctors Do Little
Your doctor could test different treatments on you to see which one would work best for you. However, they don't do this because prescribing anything other than the newest treatment makes doctors appear to be behind the times. So they just simply prescribe the newest treatment.
Testimonials Do Not Lead to the Success Group
Due to the high number of people with cancer, even a poor treatment can generate glowing testimonials from people who took additional treatments that were actually responsible or from people that had spontaneous remission. Testimonials are very useful, but only for building belief after the treatment decisions have been made.
How to Find Your Success Group
The concepts below can help you find three treatments that are personally suited to you:
- Belief – you probably already have belief in a treatment because of someone you know who used or recommended it. You should strongly consider taking that treatment. Belief cannot be overestimated.
- The intelligence of our bodies – Using biofeedback to determine the most effective treatment is based on sound science and has been used for decades. To learn more about using biofeedback and energy balance, click here.
- Confidence – by using the Comparison Table* on the last page you can quickly discover which treatments perform best in the categories you are most interested. You should strongly consider taking the treatment your examinations finds to be the best. That is the treatment you will have confidence in.
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Most tumors contain a small percentage, approximately 2%, of multiple drug-resistant cells (MDR cells). Chemo is not effective against these cells. After the first round of chemo, if the chemo is effective, all of the cells that are not MDR, are destroyed. Since this accounts for the vast majority of the tumor mass, the tumor will appear to be destroyed. However, MDR cells remain and start to multiply. Eventually, a new tumor is formed that is entirely MDR. The next time chemo is used, none of the cells will be destroyed because they are all MDR. This scenario is often experienced by cancer patients.
For a doctor to recommend chemo a second time when it is clear that the tumor is mostly MDR is a tremendous error. Unfortunately, conventional medicine has nothing that works against MDR cells and since chemo worked the first time, the patient is tortured once again but with no result. The alternative cancer treatment made from the stems of the fruit bearing Paw Paw tree (and similar trees such as the Graviola tree), are the only cancer treatments that have shown effectiveness against MDR cells. But, of course conventional doctors cannot recommend it.
Selecting An Alternative Cancer Treatments
It is very difficult to compare alternative cancer treatments. Usually, you must jump back and forth from one web site to the other and search each web site for the same type of information to use as a comparison. This can be frustrating and waste time. The following table compares 10 aspects of the leading alternative cancer treatments side-by-side. Attributes of the treatments are listed in 10 columns. The numbers in and color of each table cell represents the quality of the cancer treatment for that attribute as follows:
- 8 to 10 - the treatment is above average in this category (the table cell color is green)
- 5 to 7 - the treatment is average in this category (the table cell color is yellow)
- 3 to 4 - the treatment is poor in this category (the table cell color is pink)
- 1 to 2 - the treatment is very poor in this category (the table cell color is red)
This table is the backbone of alternativecancer.us and the gateway to all the information about each alternative cancer treatment. Table links are not functional on this printer-friendly table, however, on the real table, clicking:
- A number in a table row, transfers you to the desired section on the web page dedicated to that treatment.
- A treatment named in the first column, transfers you to the top of the page dedicated to that treatment.
- Any attribute column heading produces a pop-up explanation of that attribute.