Published: 13 years ago
Re: Doctors milk dying cancer patients for every last dollar
- where to start? I'd love to see verified stories of people living long healthy
lives because of chemo. It would be mostly anecdotal since recent studies show
that Chemo has statistically zero (1-2%) positive effect on short term cancer
outcomes with 80% of those in the profession saying they wouldn't use it on
Common sense alone is all you need to know what effect continued poisoning with
toxic chemicals has on long term health outcomes. Every bit as fatal to your
health as to your family savings - 2% (statistically insignificant) short term
Let's see your research that supports your statements. If just 1% of
"short term cancer outcomes" (how do you define that?) are effective,
then do you want to throw all chemo away? Are you willing to kill Greg
Anderson and other people just like him who more than twenty years ago was given
less than 30 days to live? Help yourself. Also, what percent of all
cancers are diagnosed in the "short term?"
Here's a table of cancer survival rates in the USA - all of which are better
than what most alternative med people are led to believe.
What does NOT show up on that table, is the normal survival rates for people
who have not had cancer so it has a built in negative bias. You can also
bet your bottom dollar that a large quantity in that table have been treated
with chemo. I'm not advocating chemo by any stretch, but look at the 65%
20 year survival rate for breast cancer for example, and you know that 90% of
them have had chemotherapy treatment. Yet you say "Common sense alone
is all you need to know what effect continued poisoning with toxic chemicals has
on long term health outcomes." It think that 65% survival is pretty
good especially when you know that the rest of the population who did not have
cancer or chemo does NOT have 100% survival for 20 years.
"And when you talk about 40% of Americans "needing therapy"
for depression - what kind of therapy are you talking about? The psychiatric
profession long ago decided that the prescription pad was far and away more
effective than counseling. And now recent studies show that those effective
anti-depressant drugs are no more effective than placebo. So again, what exactly
is this therapy that 100 million plus Americans need? If counseling and drugs
don't work..is it back to electric shock therapy?"
I didn't talk about 40% of the people needing therapy for depression, Dr.
Norm Shealy who has worked with 30,000 chronically ill patients did - and I
suspect that he is more qualified to make that statement than either you or
I. Therapy can be everything from meditation, to fish oil, to vitamin D,
to losing weight to getting off your butt and doing something, and is not
limited to talking doctors or medications.