Cancer: A Medical Industry in wilful denial

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by Phillip Day

I have studied cancer for 25 years, given countless lectures on the subject, written books, made films, spo­ken to some of the most successful cancer doctors in the business, and actually there really is some good news about cancer, though you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise with all the tall tales appearing in the press recently.

The bad news we all know about. Britain leads the indus­tri­alised world in its failure to halt the disease. The General Med­ical Coun­cil likes to attack doctors using safe, alternative means to cure the problem. More people will die of cancer next year than in previous years – more peo­ple will con­tract it too.

The UK, or what’s left of it, has the worst cancer survival rates of any Western industrialised nationfrankly not surprising in a country whose citizens have taken to yanking out their own teeth with pli­ers brought at Home base because they can’t afford the dentist.

Into this woeful mix you can toss all those upbeat charity reports: ‘The war on can­cer is being won, just give us another £170 million’ when the war on can­cer is being deliberately lost. Oh, and those 80% of women surviving breast cancer? They really aren’t. In desperation to main­tain credibility and show progress for the big bucks spent, Big Cancer has redefined the words ‘survive’ and ‘cure’ to mean only five years after initial treatment.

In the real world and not Bubbleland, ‘surviving cancer’ is not living another five years pumped full of chemical warfare agents, it’s dying in your own bed at the grand old age of 91 from some­thing other than cancer – yanking your own teeth out with pliers bought at Homebase, for instance. And in the real world and not Bubbleland, cancer is still killing your family and mine and all the ‘experts’, pink ribbons and £$billions in the world don’t seem to be making a hoot’s worth of difference. And why exactly is that? Because wars are only profitable while you are fighting them, not when you’ve won them.

That’s right. Welcome to the notsoenchanted forest of baleful scientific endeavour. Can­cer is a $200 billion a year industry. There are more peo­ple today making a living out of can­cer than are dying from it. ‘From an economic point of view alone,’ one professor confided in me, ‘why would anyone ever wish to cure cancer? Millions would have to retrain.’

Hard to believe, but just as countless millions are wasted digging up the same old piece of road year after year, pointless cancer grants are renewed so researchers can continue to follow W Deutscher’s wrong course with the maximum of precision. We’ve seen the same template used with Health and Safety, ‘Climate Change’, Foot and Mouth, the HIV epidemic that wasn’t, the annual flu pandemic which never turns up, SARS, CJD, swine flu, and that other shining beacon of medical idiocy, psychiatry.

In Britain, it’s business as usual with the National Horror Service and ‘independent’ cancer charities all vying to scare the pants off you so you’ll cough up more dough. In the US, the FDA employ tactics that would spur envy from Reinhard Heydrich himself, while the American Cancer Society remains the world’s wealthiest non-profit organisation, which even makes political contributions. All very bleak and unsettling but, let’s face it, everything we’ve come to expect from a medical ‘industry’ which lies its hat off to keep the money com­ing in, and can’t even keep its patients from dying of diseases not even our livestock die from.

What works and what doesn’t

After decades of chemother­apy, surgery and radiation, it’s quite clear even to the terminally blinkered these treatments don’t ‘cure’ cancer, perhaps for the very rea­son the patient got cancer in the first place. Remem­ber Dr Alexander Berglas?

“Civilization is, in terms of cancer, a juggernaut that cannot be stopped.… It is the nature and essence of industrial civilization to be toxic in every sense.… We are faced with the grim prospect that the advance of can­cer and of civilization parallel each other.”

In other words, what if can­cer never was something a drug could cure but a civilization wakeup call instead? What if all the billions spent chas­ing a cure have been hopelessly aimed in the wrong direction? Witness King Hussein of Jordan and many like him treated with the best cancer medicine money could buy and they still died. Then wit­ness, as I have, the poor­est victims of the disease doing the basics, changing their diets and lifestyle, turning their lives around and clearing the problem. ‘But if it were that simple, everyone would be doing it!’ people cry. No, they wouldn’t. Do you have any idea how hard it is to change people’s prejudices and habits, let alone your own? I spend three hours a day on the phones talking to people and trust me, they want to negotiate.

Doctors are caught in the middle, bristling at the merest inference that they are withholding a cancer cure. ‘If food really did it,’ they email me frostily, ‘we’d have been told about it.’ Wrong again. You weren’t trained in even the basics of nutrition, let alone the implications of your patients’ lifestyles and attitude. You have swallowed the enormous para­dox that food is good enough to keep you alive but not good enough to fix you when you’re sick. Wit­ness the muck they serve you in the hos­pi­tal can­teen at lunchtime, let alone to your patient. From day one of med­ical school they taught you to stop think­ing. And you’re still not thinking.

Witness the 1st November Daily Mail head­line, ‘So What Is Safe to Eat?’ bemoan­ing a recent £4.5 mil­lion effort by 21 international experts to discover what’s really causing cancer. The honest assessment resulted in the public being told to curb alcohol, processed meats including pork (yes, that’s ham, bacon and sausages, Kevin), and steer clear of red meat and table salt if you don’t want to get cancer – advice, as Paul Hogan might say, which has proved about as popular as a rattlesnake in a Lucky Dip.

Britain’s ‘top’ can­cer spe­cial­ist Pro­fes­sor Karol Sikora indig­nantly remon­strates, ‘There’s no diet that can cure can­cer!’ and ‘Alco­hol, red meat and bacon in mod­er­a­tion will do us no harm and to sug­gest they will is wrong!’ And Sikora should know, pre­sid­ing as he does over the worst can­cer sur­vival dis­as­ter of any West­ern indus­tri­alised nation. By the way, what does one have to do to be a ‘top can­cer spe­cial­ist’ in such circumstances?

Look, for a £20 dona­tion, the World Can­cer Research Fund will send you a 650page tome stuffed with lit­er­ally thou­sands of nutri­tional anno­ta­tions for can­cer which are rou­tinely ignored because the answers don’t pay. Things like, if you’re fat you’re more likely to get can­cer. If you smoke, you’re more likely to get can­cer. If you take drugs and med­ica­tions, you’re more likely to get can­cer. If you’re stressed, depressed, griev­ing, bank­rupt, jilted, divorced or plain lazy, you’re more likely to get can­cer. If you lack vit­a­mins B, A, C, E and D, you’re more likely to get can­cer. If you care, you’re more likely to get can­cer. See? Noth­ing there to make Porsche pay­ments with, and who likes their lifestyles judged any­way in this lib­eral, risk averse soci­ety where we’re told that any­thing goes but don’t even think of express­ing an opin­ion about it?

Doc­tors will con­tinue to fail with can­cer until they buck the train­ing and accept that a patient is not some col­lec­tion of malfunctioning cells but a human being out of home­osta­sis. We have cul­tures alive today who don’t get can­cer. No stress, no speed cam­eras, no mobile phones, no Afghan War. Don’t get me wrong, I truly believe 21st civilisation has much to com­mend it but there are the down­sides. As Berglas says, we’re a toxic soci­ety and that includes the medicines. If can­cer is strik­ing 1 in 3 of us, that means some­thing is going fun­da­men­tally wrong out there and we’re either going to be hon­est about it or con­tinue canoe­ing down that long river in Egypt called DeNial, wolf­ing down the ratburgers until the meat wagon comes to collect us.

Sci­ence tells us that can­cer is the judgment bar of lifestyle. It’s a call to repen­tance with no naughtiest to evade Matron’s attention. Your body is an amaz­ing piece of kit. Dur­ing my decades of pub­lic research, the over­whelm­ing impres­sion I got was how lit­tle the pub­lic was being taught about what they could do for them­selves. They were forced to rely on the ’experts’. Thank­fully this is chang­ing. More and more per­son­al­i­ties are host­ing pro­grams in an effort to get us to change our behaviour. Government, so quick to sticky beak into every nook and cranny of our lives, seems as coy as a virgin over the bigger picture. Why should it? Because the big­ger the crisis, the big­ger the bud­gets and control. Cancer feeds Big Brother. ‘Health­care’ costs rocket when doctors continue their ignorance of diet and lifestyle.

Cancer remains the corporate preserve of vested interests, these days spearhead­ing legislation in some countries that would make an SS Sturmbahnführer blush. Parents arrested at gunpoint for refusing chemo for their children? Kiddies whisked away to be forcefully medicated to pre­erve their ‘human rights’? Mums on the run to avoid toxic AIDS drugs for their children? Did you know that refusing vaccinations for little Fifi in Maryland USA can bring a SWAT team to your door?

They say that corporations have neither bodies to be punished nor souls to be damned, though I do wonder how these New World Order minions sleep at night. Let’s not go there. For now- for all those willing to take charge of their lives and make a change for the better, the good news now follows. The cure for cancer is the immune system. That’s right, stop suppressing your immunity through diet, lifestyle and stress and employ measures to boost it through the roof. Science has done what science was supposed to do, and science says that cancer today need not be the Terminator even for those considered beyond hope. I agree. I’ve seen the dead get up and walk. I do not accept the bias of the word ‘terminal’. In the Oxford English Dictionary ‘terminal’ is where a bus ends up. If it ever had any medical relevance whatsoever, perhaps all it described was a doctor who ran out of ideas and a patient who ran out of hope.


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Author - Phillip Day

Published - 2013-07-01