Why is “Hot Chemo” an Acceptable Cancer Treatment—But IV Vitamin C is “Too Far Out There”?

January 31, 2012
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hot chemoPatients liken hot chemotherapy to “being filleted, disemboweled, and then bathed in hot poison.” Best patient care, or merely the biggest moneymaker?

According to the New York Times, hot chemotherapy, which couples extensive abdominal surgery with blasts of heated chemotherapy to the abdominal cavity and its organs, was once a niche procedure used mainly against rare cancers of the appendix. Most academic medical centers shunned it. Now it’s being offered to patients to treat more common colorectal or ovarian cancers.

Dr. David P. Ryan, clinical director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, says there is little evidence that it really works and “has almost no basis in science.” The treatment is extremely costly, and is something of a desperation move by leading medical centers because the competition for patients and treatments is so intense.

So why is this dangerous, scientifically unsound, and outrageously expensive procedure considered a viable treatment option for cancer patients, when intravenous vitamin C—safe, effective, and far less expensive—is questioned as an adjunct therapy? Why is this common vitamin, administered in high doses intravenously, labeled an unapproved drug by a hostile FDA?

Why also is the nutritional advice for cancer patients from the American Dietetic Association so half-hearted? It seems more focused on stopping weight loss during chemotherapy or radiotherapy than it is about using nutritional and other natural factors to help rebuild immunity and get the body more into balance. Could it be because the organization gets about $1 million a year in payments from pharmaceutical companies?

You know the old saying: just follow the money. As we reported previously, oncologists are the only doctors allowed to sell—and profit from—their own drugs. Oncologists can buy chemo drugs at a deep discount and then dispense them at the higher rate in their offices. It lets oncologists run a kind of pharmacy as a side business, and represents a considerable part of some oncologists’ income. Contrast that with intravenous C. Because it is a vitamin, IV-C is inexpensive, and it cannot be patented, so no one makes any serious money. Oncologists lose the financial incentive to prescribe it.

The overtreatment of minor cancers is a growing problem. This is especially the case for prostate and breast cancer. Not long ago, prostate cancer was commonly detected with a digital rectal examination, which revealed palpable neoplasms. PSA (prostate-specific antigen) testing detected many more cancers—which led to many more biopsies and treatments. However, the observation that the number of cancer deaths stayed the same suggests that a substantial percentage of cases are unlikely to progress. Still, about 90% of diagnosed men seek immediate “curative treatment,” which in theconventional medicine world means chemo and surgery.

There is some good news—the tide may be turning, albeit very slowly. A recent statement from NIH stated that “active surveillance” is a viable option as treatment for low-risk cancers. This is a blow to the current standard of care touted by mainstream medicine.

At the same time, the active surveillance approach also recommends multiple biopsies to monitor the progression of the tumor. This is extremely problematic for several reasons. First, even the NIH admits that infection through biopsy is one of the side effects of active surveillance.

As we reported last year, studies from three countries show that infectious complications from prostate biopsies have more than doubled in less than a decade. As much as five percent of prostate biopsies develop infections from the procedure—or about 50,000 Americans every year, and an equal number in Europe. Nine out of 10,000 men whose tests were negative for prostate cancer died within a month from sepsis and other complications, according to a recent study in the Journal of Urology.

The greater risk, however, is that biopsies can cause cancers to spread, usually along the path of the biopsy needle, a phenomenon called “needle track seeding.” A 2004 study concluded that manipulation of an intact tumor, either by fine needle biopsy or by large-gauge needle core biopsy, is associated with an increase in metastases, perhaps due in part to the mechanical disruption of the tumor by the needle.

Another study suggests needle track seeding as a possible occurrence with breast biopsies, and concludes that the cancer may recur “if the tract is not excised or radiotherapy not given.” So the way to fix the spread of a cancer via biopsy is to do more surgery and/or radiation! This is exactly what happened to a 62-year-old woman whose needle biopsy caused the cancer in her breast to extend the full length of the needle tract. She ended up losing her entire breast because of the biopsy when only an excision was originally needed.

The Nordic Cochrane Centre in Denmark has studied the effects of mammography on breast cancer risk. They found that for every 2,000 women screened, only one will have her life prolonged, while ten will be treated unnecessarily because of “overdiagnosis” and will in the process be more likely to suffer future cancer and other complications. This kind of early, over-detection causes oncologists to administer conventional treatments even though, if the cancer had been left alone, the cancers in most cases would likely have been managed and controlled naturally by the body.

Why does over-diagnosis and over-treatment like this continue? Like chemotherapy treatments, cancer screenings are big moneymakers. This is wrong on so many levels. Hot chemo? Biopsies that spread malignancies? Taking away our right to opt for intravenous vitamin C, basically mandating a one-poison-fits-all, one-size-kills-all approach to cancer? It would seem that if you rely solely on conventional medicine to diagnose and treat cancer, you may go broke from the horrendous expense—but you may also get sicker and die sooner.

107 Responses to “Why is “Hot Chemo” an Acceptable Cancer Treatment—But IV Vitamin C is “Too Far Out There”?”

  1. Adolph says:

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  2. bean says:

    I was visited by cancer 6 years ago and fortunately the slash and burn thing turned out to be a myth. The only time we believed i was having chemo was when my hair fell out.We have always done lots of supplements and still do, no canned food,or red meat and we don’t smoke. The other thing I did was leave a very stressful career,which was killing me. I started going to a wellness community and found for myself it wasn’t a fit,since all of the peeps seemed to have given up. I decided the doctors could do their part and i would do mine. It worked. If they do anything to supplements i will move to Canada. The world health organization has rated The US. as 38th in quality of health care. That’s a long way down. France and Italy are first and second. By the time these senators get their way and the CDC has denied the existence of half the current diseases and scientists have tweaked enough deadly viruses to kill half of living beings (U.S.research Rotterdam),we will be at the bottom of quality health care, if we are alive at all. And that,s the way it is.


  3. I have ulcerative colitis. I have tried many different supplements. I have found rectal ozone treatments are awsome for the disease and I have tried IV infusions like chelation, C, and peroxide and found all these infusions are beneficial. There is a stem cell procedure I like to try but it costs way into the thousands. I found that the ozone and gluten free and juicing and certain supplements work best for me but all has to be organic and non gmo. I knew long ago that poking a tumor with a needle to take a sample will cause the cancer to spread, that is common sense. Several gastronologist want to remove my colon and rectum if I don’t take the meds they want to prescribe me which is Imuran and does lower your immune system and many other side effects. I did take the meds for a year and around 8 months I started developing side effects. I tell them I can not afford it but they said not to worry about that, that I can get it for free for a year until I get back on my feet. I refuse to submit. What I am doing is working for now but not working will stop all this next week.
    What I am saying is, do your homework and seek other opinions and research other alternatives if your consciouness is telling you to.
    I thank Dr. Julia for her alternative medicine knowledge in Ozone and her knowledge in the right supplement to prescribe me in the right timing of my stages of my active ulcerative colitis disease back in 09 which I came close to death. I thank God for her. :)
    I am open for any other information so feel free to contact me, we need to keep fighting for our rights.


  4. James Zajac says:

    Very good article. It appalls me that more information about the curing powers of vitamin C given intravenously isn’t publicized more by medical fringe groups, especially in the treatment of cancer. Of course the mainstream medicine does everything they can to fight any knowledge of it and they have the FDA leading the charge. Another thing that irritates me is that the FDA is paid with taxpayers money to go about their devious business. They work for the pharmaceutical businerss and the food industry, they’re the ones who should be paying their salaries. Alternative solutions to our medical problems of today are never going to have any inttelligent resolve as long as the FDA has the control over us that they do. The FDA has one and only one goal and that is to insure the outrageuos profits of the pharmaceutical industry continues. That is why alternative cancer cures will continuously be kept from the public by mainstream medicine. The FDA forbids any doctor from informing patients of alternative cancer cures. The FDA is not concerned with our well being, but only the profits of the drug companies and the food industry.
    Until people start becoming outraged over this it will continue. I’m a diabetic and have been for the past 53 years. During those 53 years I have had only one doctor who understood the disease and got me on the right track with. Since his retiement in the late 70’s I have almost entirely turned my back on the medical professio and I have done quite well without them. I don’t think the same attittude can be taken when confronted with cancer but mainstream medicine absolutely does not have any answers. I have armed myself with a couple of books and plus information availble over the internet on alternative cancer treatments and recommend to everyone to do the same. Be armed with the knowledge before your back against the wall and need the knowledge. I don’t have cancer and safeguard against it but it is a devious disease and a big money maker for mianstream medicine. This little fact or big dact is the most important to keep in mind.


  5. Tatiana Covington says:

    The real reason we must take vitamin C is because we cannot finish the 4-step glucose pathway which makes it endogenously. This is because we all lack the gene for gulonolactone oxidase (EC, which catalyzes the 4th and final step.

    Thus our body burdens of vt C are at best 1% of the correct mammalian value: 2000–2500 mg/kg.

    But we can reinstall the gene, which has been sequenced. That will cure the universal human scurvy.


  6. Arvina Copeland says:

    When I had surgery several years ago for kidney cancer(kidney removed), my husband insisted that the doctor do a needle biopsy on me. That is when the surgeon informed us about the needle track seeding. There was no biopsy done before the surgery after receiving that information! I am alive and well. I know of two others with a different outcome.


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  8. Lou says:

    “Increasing the risk of cancer to people by subjecting people to all this unnecessary testing.”

    There is destructive testing and non-destructive testing. Why is the destructive testing being pushed? Why are we not given the risk to reward figures. Oh yes they do exist but if you knew you probably would not be tested; not be “treated” and not have a bunch of new bills to pay..

    Speaking of destructive testing the radiation machines your friendly TSA goons use have never been tested. There can only be one reason for this. Future historians will be at loss for words explaining how such a “technologically advanced” society could subject their citizens with so many forms of deadly radiation. Then it will hit them oh yes that was the time of the great depopulation.


  9. Alice Sun says:

    Grateful for a better overview, thanks for sharing. Recently came across book on intravenous Vit C that raves about effectiveness and overall rejection by medical establishment here in US. So if we want to explore intravenous Vit C as a protocol, how do we identify a safe provider?

    Seems as though doctors are less interested in living up to their Hippocratic oath than OVER- protecting their financial assets. I have a condition from a car accident that causes prolonged headaches (2-4 months) as a result of muscle spasms irritating nerves from my neck to my tail bone. After six years suffering, found pain mgt. specialist in Las Vegas who uses 1/2 Vit B w/ 1/2 anesthetic for intramuscular trigger injections. Other doctors used anesthetic w/ steroids (which caused me more prolonged and intense pain). Inflammation is NOT the cause of nerve irritation. The nerve gets irritated if I move the wrong way, muscles go into a spasm, spasm irritates nerves. The Vit B relaxes the muscles. Since 2001 have pain under control unless I travel away from CA where my General Practioner was persuaded to properly treat me after communicating w/ Dr. Pasimio & researching online. So what if this protocol was developed by a Veterinarian, it works and it is safe. Even with 13 pages of file notes from my doctor on my treatment with this protocol, FL Cleveland clinic pain specialist REFUSED to do more than inject an anesthetic, that wears off in an hour, leaving the nerves to be once again irritated by the muscles still in a spasm. Hundreds of thousands of Americans could find relief from intense pain and be ever so much more productive if these doctors would just use common sense.


    • Alice,
      why don’t you look into Neurosomatic Therapy as well? I work at the St. John-Clark Clinic in Clearwater, FL where we apply this type of integrative manual therapy and we’ve been helping a lot of people.
      If you care to know more about it go to stjohn-clarkptc.com.


    • Laura K says:

      Which Vit. B are you using, if you don’t mind me asking?

      Thanks for the info. My husband has terrible nerve pain. And, you guessed it, they tell him it’s inflammation. I’ve always disagreed with that because of how I manage my own pain.


    • will says:

      What is the name of the Vitamin C book you mention?

      IV C saved my life. I have been on it for two years and it halted growth of masses and gave me back my life from the hands of “cut and see what happens” doctors. I am amazed at its effectiveness and the low cost ($155 per treatment) made it available. Thank God it cannot be patented or I’d be dead today. I don’t know what it could do for you but it helped me.


      • john says:

        can you tell me how to find someone (a doctor perhaps) who will agree to give me the IV vita c? I am in Florida.


  10. Judith Beavers says:

    I want to concur with this article regarding the use of Vitamin C. I also understand that the American Cancer Assoc. is the founder of verifying the use of mega dose Vit C as a useful chemotherapy. My husband was diagnosed with esophageal cancer after metastasizing into the lungs and a tiny spot on the liver. It took us 10 days to get to the Oasis of Hope in Tijuana where Vitamin C with Oxygen therapy was a significant treatment along with the additional natural chemotherapy. the growth in the lungs had enlarged and doubled in 10 days! BUT the growth ceased with the first treatment!! We were aghast with the wonders of the treatment. Our loss was that it took a delayed diagnosis and the gross growth in 10 days that disallowed him to reverse the already disabling effects. Yes, Yes, Yes, Vitamin C with low concentrate of oxygen is a viable treatment!! Thank you for this coverage. We need more of this information along with some of the protocols from other countries that do CURE cancer to be allowed to serve us here in America.


  11. Michelle Spuck says:

    Cancer is too big of a money maker for the AMA, FDA and American Cancer Society to come clean and stop the lie they have all co-signed for close to a century. The “War on cancer” is an illusion. Our only hope for good medicine, good healthcare providers and the organizations that regulate and approve medicine/medical care is to not support the above mentioned institutions and those they are in bed with i.e. politicians, pharmaceuticals and big business. If enough people stop co-signing the lie along with accepting bad treatment and medicine hopefully it will destroy these evil predators.


  12. Brenda Robbins says:

    I have always thought that Vitamin C infusions were more likely to slow the progression of tumors as I received VC infusion in 2005 after I found out I had colon cancer. I got a second opinion at a top notch Cancer Treatment Center after about 7 months later after just juicing and receiving VCI but decided to have the mass removed and The Dr. told me what ever I was doing had the tumor under controlled and had not spread beyond the lymph nodes and chemo was not recommended. During the span of 5 years after being followed up by local onconlogist I was always told that everything was fine only to discover this past July that It had metastisized to my liver and as a result I have been receiving chemo over a 3 month period not realizing I had other viable options because I was told there are none.; Had I had the sense to request my medical records during this time I would have been able to make a more informed dicision about my care on my own rather than rely on the Dr’s expertise! My CEA is down to 4.4 as of January 12, 2012 but I am still having side affects from the toxic chemo granted they are minimal at best. I am getting ready to go into my 9th treatment and after that test will be performed to see how the treatment has impacted my tumor and if there is anything left, Radiofrequency Ablation will be done.
    What I would like to know is, am I able to get VCI while I am taking Chemo? Can anyone help answer this question!


  13. If they are not making money off a treatment they will not do it.I firmly believe most cancers are the cause of poor diets and years of exposure to toxins in our foods and everything we touch. This testing and hot chemo should take a back seat to nutrician and the indiviuals needs. It has been proven that many cancers are halted even cured by intense proper vitamins and nutrician. People need the knowledge and feedom to make these choices for themselves.


  14. Pat Maas says:

    Great article. Excatly what I have experienced. The world is greedy for money and vitamins work. That is the only reason we are being ripped off by the pharmacy companies and doctors.. I don’t know how they can live with themselves…


  15. Laurie says:

    where in the rest of the world is IV vitamin C administered legally?


    • Robert McAnally says:

      I have had several iv c treatments in Florida, Broward Co. All of them were for prevention to enhance health along with chelation and mega vitamin therapy, Dr. Hoffer did extensive work in thiis field from 1955 to his death in 2008,, google Dr hoffer megavitamin therapy the info will blow your mind and make you mad at the established Drs.. The webb is our only source of real info,, I first ran across his study in 1970 when i was drinking heavily, in 3 months of using his process my craving for alcohol was
      diminished greatly,, check it out


    • davea0511 says:

      Go to ACAM.org, and look up people in your state. Most all the practitioners listed there will do it. If they haven’t done it before, tell them that it’s just like chelation therapy but uses the IV cocktail specified here: http://orthomed.com/civprep.htm

      The protocol is generally 70g/day for 3 days/week for 6 weeks, plus or minus 20 grams.

      FYI, your insurance probably won’t cover it so shop around if you can.


  16. Wells Eddleman says:

    Once I got IV Vitamin C for an infection. The infection seemed to be KO’d by the time I got to the parking lot. It needs to be done safely, but that should not be a major problem.


  17. Diana L says:

    I am certain that anyone who has undergone cancer treatment of any kind will have something to say here. I was diagnosed with rectal cancer and was fortunate enough to have doctors who attempted to minimize the treatment I would need as much as possible yet kill the cancer. I was given one of the mildest chemos available, and had radiation. I WAS informed that nutrition before, during, and after was very important – that diet and nutritional supplements could only help. I do have a certain disdain however of mainstream medical treatments and have noted that there are other doctors in our region who seem to be mainly concerned with drugs, drugs, drugs. I prefer a doctor who wants to care for my whole body health, not just fix a symptom with a drug. I do believe I was given the right treatment by people who really cared. I also believe not everyone is fortunate enough to experience that.


    • davea0511 says:

      I also know by experience that all people who beat cancer via chemo say that. They should be crediting themselves for having won the fight … not their doctors. A doctor who says “aw it was nothing” instead of “you did it, not me, I just gave your body what it needed to do it’s job” doesn’t really know what he’s doing.


  18. Cheryl Liniman says:

    Our country must allow natural treatments in favor of expensive drugs that make the drug companies and doctors rich, rather than promoting health and healing for patients. If other methods are successful, they should be allowed, considering they are safer than artificial drugs and radical treatments.


    • wvhillbilly says:

      Problem with this is, the drug companies now control the government through agencies like the FDA and USDA, and these agencies are doing everything in their power to block or minimize the use of natural substances and maximize the use of overpriced, patented drugs.


  19. Cheryl Liniman says:

    We MUST allow more natural methods for treating cancer. The health of patients MUST take precedence over profits for drug companies and doctors. This is unconscionable.


  20. Jackie Steensma says:

    Interesting report on needle track seeding! And I questioned my Stanford Medical Center oncologist in 1999 about this possibility prior to any treatment to diagnose breast cancer — “don’t worry, my dear, this doesn’t happen!” Amazing and tragic that we patients are so much more intuitive than some of the “professionals!”


    • Alice Sun says:

      On the way into surgery, I insisted I was going to slip away under anesthetic. I begged my doctor to be conscious of my slipping away because he had to bring me back for my 5 year old son. He assured me nothing was going to happen, only 1 in 10,000 people die from anesthetic. As he pounded on my chest to restart my heart, he kept muttering, “How did you know?” We live in these bodies, some of us are willing to acknowledge WE KNOW. It can be a conscious choice to crossover for a moment, experience ecstatic joy, and return refreshed to complete our life’s work.


  21. nirmilla jitta says:

    Four years ago I had a mammogram (the annual check-up). I was told that I had to do a more invasive mammogram because they saw something. Upon completion of the invasive mammogram, which I had two weeks after the regular mammogram, I was told the it was inconclusive and that I had to return six months later for another one. I have yet to go back for another one. My take on this is that I have subjected my body to all of this x-rays to be told it was inconclusive, why should I return six months later to put more radiation in my body. I feel that this industry is just draining people’s pockets, in most cases the insurance pockets, and thereby increasing the risk of cancer to people by subjecting people to all this unnecessary testing.


    • Marygrace says:

      If you want to know more about your breast health, thermograms are the way to go. NO radiation! And check out Think Beyond the Pink on Facebook and http://www.BreastCancerChoices.org for other alternative treatments that don’t do harm to the body, like the Hippocratic Oath requires the professionals to do, which they don’t.


    • kay says:

      You could try an ultrasound………no radiation. That is what I did. Maybe someone will tell you it is not as accurate as a mammogram, but from reading a lot of articles……..mammograms aren’t always accurate either.


    • davea0511 says:

      Listen to marygrace. She knows what she’s talkign about.


  22. Valerie Brinkman says:

    A thoughtful and well written argument. There is no consistency from the FDA and the frustration is building. If they are going to take the stand that “hot chemo” is acceptable as a form of treatment then they must allow safer alternatives that have at least a little better documented results and far less chance of doing harm. What ever happened to “first do no harm”?

    I know many people in the pharmaceutical industry and many doctors are truly trying to help the general public. But people are frightened. Health care is becoming outrageously expensive. They are not being taught how to truly care for themselves nor given appropriate access to the research supporting natural supplements that give them a chance to help their bodies heal themselves.


  23. margaret johnson says:

    Sometimes I have nightmares of people crying in pain, sick and dying, all needlessly. The most common belief in religious communities is thou shalt not kill, but we continue to try to kill cancer, instead of restoring a body to health. Even when people hear the truth, they tend to turn their heads and say no that can’t be possible, they wouldn’t destroy lives for money. Let the money trails be known, before they take away our freedom of speech and information. I used a cancer salve to remove a tumor from my body I am quite sure I got from the only mamogram I ever had. I never went to the doctors. I have it in a bottle of alcohol.


  24. joseph lucenti says:

    Let’s allow patients to have a say in their own matters.
    This is still America.


  25. The FDA long ago gave up protecting patients from drug companies. Patients don’t pay their paychecks, drug companies do.

    The FDA opposes any natural safe treatment becauses it threatens the drug companies abikity to cough up money for the FDA.

    If we want the FDA to care about the American people, the government wull have to start funding then instead of the drug companues!


  26. helen says:

    I’m very glad that you are out there with all this info. No one can make a good decision without having as much info. as possible
    Thank you,


  27. Gwyneth says:

    Well this is an eye opener. I can understand politicians and investors getting greedy and not wanting to let go of their dirty money but when doctors do it?…makes me sick.


  28. robiniawood says:

    Cancer treatment is a free market like all other health oder sickness related markets. There are not only the treatments offered but there seem to be needs to be fulfilled. Perhaps a deep ingrained conviction that medicine must be bitter to work lets people seek these devastating treatments. The image of diagnosis cancer is laden with horror and fear and no member of the cancer industry seems to be willing to lift this burden. People with a cancer diagnosis seem to be ideal cash cows.


    • Jenna Richards says:

      There are other nations that have taken the profit motive away from the health industry. You might think one is paying higher taxes in Europe, but the people have coverage and when you add in what Americans have to pay in medical costs or insurance – that’s not much bang for the buck!

      I’m an American living in France and had to go to a heart clinic for 4 days 2 years ago. EVERYTHING – private room, + meds, + tests, + intensive care for 24 hours, + doctor’s bills came out to: less than $4000!

      Yes – the costs are kept down over here. Nobody needs hospital bills of tens of thousands, or HUNDREDS of thousands if it isn’t for the purpose of bilking those when they need it most.

      Unfortunately, American has become a nation of preditors feeding on itself.


      • Jenna Richards says:

        PS: of course I didn’t have to pay for the hospitalization: the French state picked it up.

        Somehow our taxes are directed to the right things here. I’d rather pay the extra (which isn’t THAT much more – see the stats). Big peace of mind – can you imagine? And happy that others have it, too.

        And by the way: my mother in the states had to wait two months for her lung cancer operation (she never smoked). Waiting for procedures happens in the states, too.


  29. The reason is simple: Doctors and Hospitals do not make money.
    I know of individules who have made a break through in cancer resurch who have been rejected because WE can not find a cure for cancer because we will not be able to recieve money from the cancer resurch fund.
    The Doctors that do try to cure the cancer are under attact from the FDA and AMA for their practice.


  30. There is an FDA approved clinical trial now at the South Florida Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Institute, using white blood cell infusions from the 10-15 percent of us who have cancer killing WBC in the summer. Zheng Cui of Wake Forest calls it LIFT, Leukocyte InFusion Therapy.

    Measuring Nagalase in blood is a good test for cancer without disrupting a tumor. Nobuto Yamamoto has conducted studies and small clinical trials in Japan with GcMAF, macrophage activating factor and published them in peer reviewed journals.

    GcMAF is a gentle approach to cancer cures with few side effects. Activated macrophages often cure cancer and seem to benefit also chronic fatigue and even autism patients. It can be expensive, but not compared to chemotherapy, since it can’t be patented. See http://GcMAF.eu for more information.

    The latest form for MAF is a yogurt where the two sugars are removed from amino acid 420 of vitamin D binding protein by the bacterial that turn milk into a tasty yogurt. See papers about MAF 314 for preliminary clinical results, not formal blinded trials. As long as we just say it supports the immune system, it remains a food, not requiring hundreds of millions of dollars of testing.


  31. Arlene Walker says:

    Chemo also does a job on your internal organs. I was dagnosed with breast cancer in August 2010. I did a lot of research immediately after my diagnoses. I also told my doctor that nothing was going to happen until I had the time to decide, on my own, what I wanted done. I upset him to no end. I finally decided to have the surgery at least. But the first surgery wasn’t until mid October. I had to have a second surgery in November because the Lumph Nodes they removed with the first were cancerous. That meant that they had to take the rest of them on that side in that area. But I flat refused CHEMO even though he was very mad when I told him. My reasons for refusing CHEMO were what it does to your body and if I got an infection and ended up in the hospital I could still die from the treatment for the infection. That really upset my doctor. I didn’t budge though. I told him that it was MY BODY and MY DECISION not his. He tried scaring me into it and tried bullying me. I told him no again and that he COULD NOT change my mind. I did opt for radiation treatment which is only a one time thing. If it returns on that side my ONLY option, in my opinion, is surgery. I will still refuse CHEMO which he will probably totally condem. But I have already decided that I would rather die from the cancer than the treatment.


    • M.K. Jordan says:

      Another treatment no one has mentioned here is Gerson Therapy. There is a lot of good information on it and a couple movies (I watched the one made by a documentarian). Information dissemination is key. Susan Somers has a great book beating cancer. Immune system support is supposed to be good for all cancers. I am so moved by all who are fighting this disease and just hope we can all help to get the facts out there. Some docs are not informed of other options. I agree FDA is so off base and I guess bought and payed for by Big Pharma and let’s not forget Big Ag.


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