Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bill Henderson Interview on The Cancer Odyssey

How to Live Cancer Free – “The Cancer Odyssey” by Margaret Bermel Bill Henderson interviews Margaret Bermel about her new book called “The Cancer Odyssey.” Margaret researched cancer treatment optons and found that chemotherapy is a complete fraud perpetrated on the public by Big Pharma. She refused it and healed her ovarian cancer using natural means. Bill also talks about Dr. John Holt of Perth, Australia, who healed thousands of cancer patients in the 40 years before he retired in 2004. The technique he perfected using microwave radiation is still being used by the Radiowave Clinic in Perth. Bill also talks about new DVD called “Cancer Is Curable NOW.” It is a documentary compiled from interviews with 31 cancer healing experts.

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Excerpt from "The Cancer Odyssey: Discovering Truth and Inspiration on the Way to Wellness"

"These vignettes are an expression of my personal experience. I am not a professional researcher or a medical professional.  The intention is to be thought-provoking, to encourage people to research and educate themselves prior to accepting the "standard of care" treatment.  I believe that every person is ultimately responsible for their own health care decisions.  It is your decision whether or not you will “just say no to chemo.”
My catalyst was the fact that I was almost sentenced to death by chemo.  The Cancer Industry is ‘in too deep’ to admit that they are wrong; they continue to perpetuate the myth, and they continue to harm and kill hundreds of thousands of Americans every year with ineffective, experimental, and expensive “treatments.” 
Chemotherapy can cause other cancers.  This is something that people are not told unless they ask.  I asked. The oncologist confirmed it.  When I tell people this, they are shocked.  I have since read, in "Beating Cancer with Nutrition" written by the former nutrition director at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, that the risk of chemo causing leukemia in ovarian cancer patients far outweighs any possible benefit.1  Do ovarian cancer patients know that they are
trading one form of cancer for another when they sign up for chemotherapy?  Probably not.
When the oncologist recommends "precautionary chemo," and says that, with chemo you have a 30% chance of recurrence, and if it does recur, you probably will not survive five (5) years, and if you don't have chemo, then the chance of recurrence is higher, then that is the time to start asking questions.
“How much higher?”, I asked.
“Yes, but how much higher?”
          I could not understand why I wasn't getting a straight answer.  That statistic should have been at the tip of the tongue.  The reason it wasn't at the tip of the tongue is because that statistic simply does not exist.  It is not known if that number is actually higher, OR maybe it is actually lower! When you are in that position, you are VERY vulnerable, as I was.  I had my ‘meltdown’ when I went for a consultation at a center that markets itself as “a place for hope.”  I walked in feeling hopeful and walked out feeling hopeless.  In the evening after I was handed my death sentence there, I very fortuitously met an ancillary staff person who told me how the cancer statistics are compiled by SEER: that the ‘current’ statistics are almost five (5) years old and that there is no control group, making the statistics essentially meaningless to any individual.  He told me not to believe the statistics.  When I received a similar dire prognosis and the same medical recommendation for “precautionary chemotherapy” in another oncologist’s office, the nurse told me that I didn’t need chemo.  I was puzzled that I was being told to disregard the doctors’ recommendation by these honest people, but this felt like truth, and it empowered me.   
          Ask questions.  Ask to see the statistics.  I did, and was brushed off.  Insist upon it.  Ask to see studies.  I did, and was told that there were no studies to support the recommended treatment for me.  Demand answers.
My intention is to raise enough reasonable doubt about the effectiveness of chemotherapy get people to pause, research, educate themselves, participate in their own health care, explore other options on their own, and then make an INFORMED decision, based upon truthful, factual information, and not on the skewed statistics presented by the pharmaceutical companies.  The first two (2) oncologists I saw were parroting drug salesmen's pitches.  The third oncologist was truthful, and said that it is not known whether or not it matters if people start chemo right after surgery, or if they wait six (6) months.  It is just not known.
There is no urgency.  People do not have to rush into it.  People have time to think and educate themselves.
          People have a right to know the truth, and they also have a right to choose non-toxic solutions.  Non-toxic solutions have been systematically suppressed by the FDA, and people need to start demanding alternatives.
It has been ingrained in all of us that a pill can solve all our problems.  That is western medicine; that is the American way.  Check it out, you have the time.  But most people do not check it out, especially if it is not a personal issue with them.  Even if it is a personal issue, most people do not check it out.  They have been brainwashed to believe in the myth of chemotherapy.
Every day, I thank God and my husband that I checked it out.  It is my intention to live.  This is truth.  Insist that it be told.  Ask questions and demand truthful answers.  Your life depends on it.  This is the only way to wellness."
1  Patrick Quillen, PhD, Beating Cancer with Nutrition (Carlsbad, CA: Nutrition Times Press, Inc., 2005).

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Alternative Treatment Methods for Mesothelioma Patients

This is an article posted with permission of The Mesothelioma Center.

Alternative Treatment Methods for Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma is a difficult cancer to treat. It does not always respond well to curative options, and the treatments that have the potential to shrink the tumors can cause their own set of complications. Most patients are elderly, making them poor candidates for certain

aggressive therapies. As a result, many patients turn to alternative treatment methods to either replace or enhance the traditional methods of mesothelioma treatment.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine estimates that 38 percent of all adults use some form of non-conventional medicine. Some patients use alternative therapies as their sole method of mesothelioma treatment. Other patients use them as a complement to surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy. This approach is also known as integrative medicine.

Alternative mesothelioma therapies can range from simple breathing exercises to therapeutic massage or acupuncture. Each of these therapies can address a different set of mesothelioma symptoms. Many of these therapies are effective at relieving pain and anxiety. Others can reduce fatigue, insomnia, nausea or digestive distress. Patients often participate in several palliative therapies at the same time to manage their entire set of symptoms.

Symptom management is typically the primary focus of these alternative therapies. While some of them can stimulate the body’s natural cancer-fighting abilities, oncologists generally consider them palliative in nature. This means that they are not directly intended to cure pleural or peritoneal mesothelioma.

Because they are gentle, though, alternative treatments rarely put patients at risk for additional side effects. This makes them ideal for seniors who do not wish to add any complications to their already delicate condition. While they are safe for almost mesothelioma patients to practice, patients should always check with their oncologist before incorporating them into their treatment plan.

Common Alternative Care Options for Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma patients can engage in a number of different alternative therapies. Some of the most common include:

• Massage therapy
• Acupuncture
• Aromatherapy
• Reflexology
• Homeopathy
• Nutritional counseling

Additional palliative therapies are especially appealing to seniors because the patient does not need to arrange treatment to or from a treatment center. Yoga, supplementation, juicing and visualization exercises are a few common palliative care options that patients can perform in the comfort of their own homes.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners can help patients choose the therapies that are most beneficial for their disease. Because of alternative medicine’s rising popularity, many large hospitals – including several that are leaders in mesothelioma care – offer integrative medicine centers to help patients develop an appropriate CAM regimen for their condition.

Author bio: Faith Franz researches and writes about health-related issues for The Mesothelioma Center. One of her focuses is living with cancer.