Reported cancer cases useless without reliable records
THE EDITOR, Sir:
I WRITE in response to The Gleaner editorial 'Drugs without borders', published on Saturday, March 17, 2012.
For more than a century, the public has been mislead by pharmacists and oncologists into believing that cancer treatments continue to improve year by year and that cancer-fighting drugs developed decades ago were joined by new cutting-edge medicines that offer greater optimism to patients.
For as long as I can remember - that is for more than 60 years - year after year the public was informed by experts from the commercial cancer industry of an ever-increasing number of successfully treated cancer patients and long-term cancer survivors.
There have been some successful advancements in treating cancer. Testicular cancers, for instance, no longer constitute inevitable risks of early deaths as it had been the case up to some 40 years ago. More recently, the number of children dying from leukaemia has been considerably reduced.
However, looking at cancer as a whole, nothing really has changed for more than a century. The absolute number of people diagnosed with cancer and dying of it continues to increase year by year. The estimated ratio of long-term cancer survivors to early cancer deaths has been about 50 per cent for most of the past 50 years. The actual percentage of long-term cancer survivors is far above 50 per cent. Most people with cancer die without their cancers ever being detected. Their numbers cannot be accounted for.
There are no exact numbers available, but more optimistic numbers relating to traditional cancer therapies are pure fiction. Information relating to newer and more successful therapies is usually based on fabricated evidence, released for marketing purposes.
The common practice of fighting or treating cancer with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy (notably androgen blockade as usually applied to prostate cancer patients) is inappropriate and makes the condition worse. Often, it seems to be working for the patient in the short term. However, the lasting effects are detrimental and more often than not disastrous.
Cancer has multifactorial causes. Most cancers are lifestyle and environment-elated disorders, correctable and preventable by lifestyle changes. Most patients who are long-term survivors of cancer therapies also would have been long-term survivors of cancer if they only had changed their lifestyles, or if they simply had ignored their cancer.
Most long-term survivors of cancer therapies were diagnosed at an early stage. Their overall health condition was good or even excellent. Their survival is not to be credited to the medical profession. The medical professionals, however, should be held accountable for unnecessary side effects and suffering.
The other half of cancer patients, who did not survive therapies for long, were unnecessarily subjected to agonising and torturing treatments. More often than not they were denied palliation, because their therapists failed to realise that their patients were dying and did not want them to become addicted to drugs. Those suffering from terminal cancer do not need surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or similar treatment, but palliation and spiritual help!
Vidatox is a homeopathic solution containing undetectable amounts of venom extracted from blue scorpions. In terms of natural science Vidatox is nothing but pure water. If it does not help, it does not do any harm either.
So far, my Internet research on cancer treatment with Vidatox only, has been unsuccessful. All the reports about Vidatox treatment that I could find were related to cases where Vidatox was applied complementary to traditional therapies. In order to establish significant facts regarding Vidatox, double blind studies with substantial numbers of patients treated with Vidatox only versus control groups with identical cancers receiving other treatments or no treatment at all have to be carried out first.
As long as reliable records of substantial numbers of successfully cured cancer patients, treated with Vidatox only, cannot be produced, reported cases of cancer remission related to Vidatox will be useless and invalid.