Tuesday, October 27, 2009

27 October 2009

I read with amusement in The Star on page N23 under "Bowel cancer commonest in Malaysian men" by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Liow Tiong Lai. I would like to quote what Datuk said "Surgery remains the mainstay of treatment although there has been tremendous progress in terms of chemotherapy". I would like Datuk to publish statistics on how many were treated and how many saved so that we can see the progress on chemotherapy. Perhaps I would like to remind Datuk to check history and see what some others said in the past about cancer:

1. Cornelius Rhpads, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1953 - "We can look forward to something like a penicillin for cancer, and I hope within the next decade."
2. Reader's Digest article on chemotherapy, 1957 - "There is, for the first time, a scent of victory in the air."
3. American Cancer Society full page ad in the New York times, 1969 - "We are so close to a cure for cancer. We lack only the will and the kind of money... that went into putting a man on the moon."
4. Testimony to congress from the Director of the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, 1969 - "...with a billion dollars for ten years we could lick cancer."
5. Lucien Isreal Conquering Cancer, 1978 - "The next few years will see the emergence of an arsenal of new drugs..."
6. Peter Greenwald, M.D. The National Cancer Institute, 1989 - "Cancer deaths can be cut in half by the year 2000."
7. Congressman Benjamin Cardin, 2006 - "We are going to lick cancer by 2015."

A study in US in 1985 shows that chemotherapy is somewhat effective in only 2 - 3% of cancer patients primarily on Hodgkin's disease, acute lymphocytle, leukemia, testicular cancer and chorlocarcinoma. Uric Abel, M.D. of the University of Heidelberg said in 1990 "For most of today's common solid cancers, the ones that cause 90% of the cancer deaths each year, chemotherapy has never proven to do any good at all." N.J. Temple, M.D. in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 1991 said "Evidence has steadily accrued that [cancer therapy] is essentially a failure." Fortune Magazine reported in 2004 that "...the percentage of Americans dying from cancer is about the same [now] as in 1970... and [even] in 1950..."

Why am I making such an attack in today's blog? Yesterday I met up with an ex-colleague from my Saudi Arabian days who was back on holiday. After he found out my condition, he told me that his father-in-law died of stomach cancer; from stage 3 when it was first discovered and it was all over in 5 months. He himself had two removals of intestinal polyps, the last was done in 2006. Not only he did not changed his diet, he was also ignorant of the effects of chemo which has been brainwashed into all our minds. He felt that his father in law would lived a few months longer had he been on chemo. Hello, a few months more of what? Suffering and what quality of life? That poor chap is already bed ridden and needs to have morphine jab every 6 hours because the pain was so incredible that he could not eat and sleep. Now three more months so that the can enjoy more morphine jabs and die as a drug addict? I think you see my point. Please stop reading such nonsense from the mainstream media which are controlled by the pharmaceutical companies (under threat of advertisement boycott should the newspaper publishes something otherwise) and go to the Internet and search for more balanced information. You owe it to yourself and you love ones. Give them the chance they deserve. Now some statistics on a study of every randomized, controlled clinical trial from 1990 to 2004 in the US:

Cancer Percent 5-year Survival

Bladder 00.0
Kidney 00.0
Melanoma 00.0
Multiple myeloma 00.0
Pancreas 00.0
Prostate 00.0
Soft tissue sarcoma 00.0
Unknown primary site 00.0
Uterus 00.1
Stomach 00.7
Colon 01.0
Breast 01.4
Head & Neck 01.9
Lung 02.0
Rectum 03.4
Brain 03.7
Esophagus 04.9
Ovary 08.9
Non-Hodgkin's lymp 10.5
Cervix 12.0
Testis 37.7
Hodgkin's disease 43.0
Source: Clinical Oncology (2004) 16: 549-560

The industry considers any success rate that is lower than 30% as not successful. The last two cancers only form 2% of total cancers. Even the majority of oncologist surveyed said they will not take chemo on themselves or their love ones had cancer. So you decide on whether progress has been made in treatment of cancer or not.

I am appealing to all of you, please change your diet before it is too late. Two of my friends asked me how come I got cancer. Actually everyone lives with cancer. The average person gets about 4 billion cancer cells before it can be detected. It takes cancer cells 10 years to grows before being detected. So it does not mean that you have no problem now, you are cancer free. The best medicine is prevention! Getting cancer is not the big problem. Dying of cancer is. It is one of the most painful and the torture can last for a few months.

Now to some cancer prevention which can be easily done. Remember apricot seeds (vitamin B17)? Continue to take them (8 - 10 seeds a day). The next cancer prevention recipe was taken from my wife's email sent by her friend. Wash and partly dry several medium-size papaya leaves. Cut them up like cabbage and place them in a saucepan with 2 quarts/litres of water. Bring the water and leaves to the boil and simmer without a lid until the water is reduced by half. Strain the liquid and bottle in glass containers. The concentrate will keep in the refrigerator for three to four days. If it becomes cloudy, it should be discarded. The recommended dosage in the original recipe is 3 Tablespoons/ 50ml three times a day. If you take this tonic, it must not be used with any kind of thyroid stimulators (e.g.: KC-X) or with CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10).

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