One antidote to cancer is information In general our responses to cancer are converging, but very slowly. Presently all cancer authorities are agreed on only one thing:
cancer cannot take hold in a healthy immune system
The World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) is promoting prevention as a better option than treatment and particularly targeting smoking as highest recogniseable risk area. The Cancer Research Institute (C.R.I.) is seeking vaccines that support body's own ability to heal. Alternative and holistic approaches seek to do same with diet, nutrition, lifestyle and other choices.
Different philosophies of medicine achieve 'immune support' in various ways not considered by orthodox Western medicine, which concentrates mainly on 'drugs and surgery' as an afterthought to disease, often just adding more toxins and stress to an overloaded system. Alternative treatments take many forms to support body in its own healing process. Although we have constant new biological treatments promised, they usually only apply to a small percentage of cancer types. Change in this field is agonisingly slow and in some cases utterly stuck. Medical science is failing to adapt to new 'quantum theory' sciences that see human body from an energy or 'vibrational' perspective. Western 'allopathic' medicine continues to refuse integration with other, older medical philosophies such as Chinese, Ayurvedic, Tibetan, Homeopathy, Herbalism or vibrational treatment.
In truth we don't even have a research methodology that will cope with assessing different treatment forms and levels tuned to an individual patient. So far it is much easier for orthodox to just deny effectiveness of alternative ways of healing because they do not make rational scientific sense, than it is to extend their model to include other healing models. The fiscal interest of pharmaceutical companies is also a factor in our lack of access to holistic treatments
The complex cancer situation effects us all directly. One in three people in 'West' now gets cancer at some point. Many factors are combining to aggravate acute degenerative disorders such as cancer or heart disease, two top killers in Western World. These expose unwary to dangers and this includes toxic side-effects of allopathic treatments - it is emerging that third biggest killer may be 'allopathic medicine' itself !
The Cancer Research Industry Research shows that in UK every year somewhere between £450 to £500 million is spent on cancer research by pharmaceutical industries, charitable organisations and government. In US an estimated $14 billion dollars (£7.72 billion) are spent. A hard-hitting report published in March 2004 by Fortune, an American business magazine and written by Cliff Leaf, himself a cancer survivor, suggests that for several reasons much of this funding and research is misdirected. He claims that despite a total of $200 billion spent on cancer research since 1971 that mortality rates are basically unchanged. The report was all but ignored by mainstream media.
What if he's right? What is much of this money is wasted? What if research is misdirected? What if much of work serves no real purpose beyond generation of profit? That would mean that cancer research industry is one of biggest bandwagons ever. Despite many more billions spent world-wide on cancer research there seems very little to show for it. After seeing friends and family cut down in their prime by cancer, and its allopathic treatments, this researcher believes that there is something seriously wrong with accepted wisdom on cancer treatment. The author's local health authority has a twelve million pound overspend this year - major expenditure? The cost of cancer drugs. Several situations are combining to make cancer a big risk for us all at this time, despite hard work of many dedicated health service professionals.
Cancer and Orthodox Medical Science Although medical science has created miracles in dealing with infectious diseases, solving many of medical problems of 1940's and 50's, new weapons against acute degenerative disorders are not yet ready. Genetic testing and counselling, gene therapy, nutrigenomics, advanced (subtle and tuned) radiotherapies, cell therapies, therapuetic cloning, cancer vaccines and even anti-aging therapies are a seemingly constant 10 - 15 years away. This is 21st century and we are still getting 20th century treatments. This leaves us at moment in a time of high cancer risk with treatments that are often medical equivalent of cracking a nut with a sledgehammer. The orthodox treatment of cancer is too often as dangerous as disease itself.