I have been witness to far too many victories to allow this discussion to be doom and gloom. You desire to avoid ever getting cancer? Great! Let’s discuss how to take evasive action now. You have cancer and want to attack it? I love your attitude. Let’s put together a plan that restores your ability to heal and take an aggressive stance to weaken the cancer at every turn. But I have zero interest in allowing someone to play the role of victim. There is no room for that. There are far too many tools at our disposal, and no reason to simply sit back and “hope” for a good outcome. Attack!
A Look Inside the Numbers
The entire cancer industrial machine is driven by numbers and percentages. Let’s explore some of those numbers to establish a deeper understanding. Cancer prevalence: 50% of all men and 33% of all women will get a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. The vast majority will be fine. Catching cancer “early” increases a patient’s 5-year survival by 89%. But what defines “early”? Only 5 kinds of cancer have screening tests: breast, cervical, prostate, colon, and lung. The remaining 45 cancers account for 71% of all cancer deaths yet we don’t actively screen for their presence. We wait for symptoms to emerge and then explore how bad it has gotten. If your cancer has spread from its primary site of origin, a processed called metastasis, then what our oncology specialists have to offer is bleak. Once metastasis has occurred then the odds of a good outcome engaging just conventional oncology, surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, drops sharply.
Oncologist Azra Raza, M.D. published her groundbreaking book, “The First Cell” in 2019 and shared her decades of experience and research in the field of oncology. She is pleading for more effort spent on early detection as she shares the following numbers:
- Of 12 Billion dollars spent yearly on cancer research only 4% of research is on “prevention” while 96% of 12 Billion is spent on drug research (chemotherapy).
- 95% of all new chemotherapy drugs developed fail completely
- The 5% that succeed only work in 25% of patients.
- And even when they do “succeed” their success is a mere 2-3 months of life extension.
- 42% of people with advanced cancer that pursue Radiation/Chemo/Surgery will bankrupt the entire family trying to treat that one individual.
In total as we explore the vast amounts of energy and resourced dedicated to uncovering better chemotherapy, age adjusted mortality has only improved 1% in the past 90 years. We have spent half a trillion dollars in research and come up essentially empty. Today, this very week, oncologists will prescribe Cytoxan to a cancer patient. Cytoxan was a chemical produced as a chemical warfare agent during the World War 1. We haven’t developed better chemotherapy than Cytoxan after spending half a trillion dollars? Again, don’t misinterpret my words. Chemotherapy can be helpful but if you are waiting for a miracle drug to come save you then hope is bleak.
These numbers should act as an alarm. A call to action. This does not mean that traditional treatments aren’t helpful, but it illuminates how limited we are if we only engage this approach. Conventional treatments of chemo, radiation and surgery are great to “debulk” a tumor, to reduce its size, but they are not equipped to engage the true cure. In fact, oncologist never refer to a cancer as being “cured” they merely state that it is in remission, and we will wait to see if and when it returns. We sit and wait because our conventional medical education does not teach doctors anything about nutrition, exercise, stress, toxins, and the myriad of lifestyle factors that contribute to why you got cancer in the first place. Most cancers are not present due to your genetics. If cancer was purely a genetic disease then you would be born with it. Genetics may play a small role in some cancers. For example, a gene called BRCA can increase risk for breast cancer yet even when studying all breast cancer cases the BRCA gene contributes to less than 2% of all cases. If you have a BRCA gene then your risk for breast cancer rises to roughly 70% but even then, 30% of women with this dangerous gene abnormality are going to be fine. How is that possible? Aren’t you curious as to what those 30% are doing differently from the other 70%? We are going to discuss this in great detail.
Allow me to expand your thought process as it relates to cancer. We develop cancer largely out of genetic changes that occur with in normal cells that have been provoked by outside influences. These influences include a high sugar diet, genetically modified foods, toxic exposures from cosmetics, plastics, lawn chemicals, cleaning products and a myriad of other influences that we have a great potential to reduce or eliminate. So, if we detoxify our body, support our immune system and do things that weaken cancer’s ability to grow then we greatly enhance our best outcome.
There are many things that we can do to make conventional therapies work better and more importantly we can attack the fundamental cause of cancer that conventional therapies are unable to touch. We can engage testing that looks for cancer earlier while we live lives that don’t feed the beast in the first place. If you are ready to expand your options, take control, engage defensive strategies, and make decisions that put you in the driver seat then let’s get started.