Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Battle against the Cancer Industry

Most people accept the concept of chemotherapy unquestioningly, afraid to depart from conventional thinking. Dr. Ulrich Abel declared chemotherapy to be a “scientific wasteland,” and found that “at least 80% of chemotherapy administered throughout the world is worthless—but neither doctor nor patient is willing to give up on chemotherapy, even though there is no scientific evidence that it works.”
Dr. Gregory Foltz discovered that oncologists have been targeting the wrong cells in the treatment of brain cancer. Cancer stem cells cause the growth of cancer cells, and stem cells resist chemotherapy. Dr. Foltz explains that this is why “standard cancer treatments so often fail: those therapies target the wrong cells.”
A survey of oncologists at McGill University Cancer Center found that 75% would refuse any type of chemotherapy, citing the “ineffectiveness of chemotherapy and its unacceptable degree of toxicity.”
A study conducted by Harvard researcher John Cairns showed that chemotherapy is “somewhat effective in only 2–3% of cancer patients, primarily those with the rarest kinds of cancer.”
The new biotech companies recognize that conventional chemotherapy treatments do not work. The researchers are starting to “think outside the box,” shifting to a systems approach to solve the cancer problem. Why wasn’t this shift made years ago, after the failure of chemotherapy was first observed? The millions of failed trials as evidenced by the deaths of millions of people clearly indicate that the toxic method is erroneous. The chemo experiment is flawed because it does not compare the results of a treatment group taking chemotherapy to the results of a control group that does not take chemotherapy. Yet the cancer industry continues to cling to this “treatment,” ignoring its failure rate. Developed from the mustard gas used in the World Wars, chemo is experimental therapy embraced by mainstream medicine. Cancer patients are the unwitting guinea pigs, participating in a bad science experiment.
We have all been brainwashed into believing that chemo is the only option when faced with a cancer diagnosis. Until people question the basic premise of chemo, it will remain the knee-jerk reaction to cancer. “Big Pharma”, supported by the FDA, has developed a monopoly on the cancer industry. Natural substances can’t be patented and do not generate the billions of dollars that chemical substances do. Natural substances are viewed as a threat to the monopoly because they are inexpensive and effective. Consequently, any alternative natural treatments are systematically suppressed and discredited by the FDA. Once people understand that chemotherapy is about the money, people are empowered to make an informed health care decision.
The FDA’s suppression of alternative cancer cures has led to the success of the monopoly, all in the name of protecting the public. In 1986, Mary Yevchak testified before Congress that she was forced to undergo nearly fatal chemotherapy treatment, and had to leave this country for the non-toxic treatment which cured her. Still, the cancer industry is pushing toxic treatments that do not work, and suppressing non-toxic treatments that do work. In 2011, my neighbor’s daughter travels to Germany for treatment, years after a U.S. cancer center told her she had just months to live. The cancer industry is on the wrong path, and people still have to leave this country for non-toxic cancer treatment.
Things have not changed in the approach to cancer, and things will not change until we demand change. American citizens should not have to leave this country to obtain medical treatment of their choice. Be inspired by the efforts of those who are fighting, not only cancer, but the larger battle against the cancer industry.
Treatment should result in health, not death. How many people do you know who had chemotherapy and died? People must be offered the freedom to choose non-toxic treatments in this life and death decision. We need to question conventional thinking; we need a thought revolution to change the way we approach cancer.
Excerpted from “The Cancer Odyssey: Discovering Truth and Inspiration on the Way to Wellness” By Margaret Brennan Bermel, MBA.
Ms. Bermel is an ovarian cancer survivor and attributes her return to health by balancing the body through nutrition, vitamin supplementation, and exercise. This article is presented for informational purposes only and is intended to provoke thought. Readers are encouraged to conduct their own research and to make their own health care decisions. Her website is and her book is available on and

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