Re: Doctors milk dying cancer patients for every last dollar
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.
The table is actually very misleading.
First of all the majority of these cancers are treated with surgery, not chemotherapy. The average survival rate of most cancers with chemotherapy is 2-3%. The exception is leukemias and lymphomas are around 80%, which is even more interesting since these are treated with plant extracts called vincristine and vinblastine derived from Madagascar periwinkle.
The table does not take in to consideration the fact that the chemotherapy drugs are known carcinogens. But when they create secondary cancers these are not counted. Nor are the same cancers if they come back after 5 years. These are just a few of the ways that the cancer survival statistics are manipulated. Very similar to the reports of the drug companies dropping individuals that die or do not respond from the chemotherapy drug trials to make the drugs appear effective when they really are not. This was even reported in JAMA about 20 years ago and yet it still goes on.
There is also no mention of how advanced the cancers were, or what alternatives they used in conjunction to prevent the cancer from coming back. Just so many ways to manipulate the statistics.