Oncologists—”Jackals among men”
If there is any medical treatment that ranks down there with psychotherapy as quack medicine, it is chemotherapy. Although it can be helpful in cases of testicular cancer and lymphocytic leukemia, chemotherapy is basically fraudulent and illogical. How in the world can oncologists think they are treating rationally when their so-called therapy is destroying the immune system?
Sure, the tumor may shrink-because its immunity is being attacked as well. So it becomes a race as to which will kill the patient first: the cancer or the treatment? Yet, oncologists are so fanatical that they say chemotherapy should be employed EVEN IF WE KNOW IT DOESN’T WORK!
One leading oncologist remarked that “chemotherapy serves an extremely valuable role in keeping patients oriented toward proper medical therapy. Judicious employment and screening of potentially useful drugs may also prevent the spread of cancer quackery.” This is a preposterous statement. Treating a patient with advanced cancer with toxic drugs that you know will not work, and will increase the suffering of the patient, is the essence of quackery.
Even the doctors know there’s no cure
When asked why patients never hear the “C” word and are told instead, “You have a tumor,” the author of a book on disease disclosure said that deception is necessary so that patients will not “begin hunting about for that will-o’-the-wisp that is a cancer cure.” So, you see, the doctors have given up on a cure for cancer. They know their drugs are often worse than useless but feel they must be given anyway to keep patients out of the hands of “a charlatan who promises results while he impoverishes the family.”
Well, how is this for impoverishing the family? A course of ifosfamide, one of mainstream medicine’s killer drugs, cost (in 1995) $10,000 for a five-day course. And that’s only for the drug and so does not include the doctor’s fee, all the hospital costs, and the costs of treating the horrible side effects. Not to mention that there are usually two other expensive drugs prescribed at the same time. All this can easily run up a bill of a million dollars. That’s quite a sum to keep a quack from “impoverishing the family.”
To better understand the utter hypocrisy of chemotherapy, consider the following:
The McGill Cancer Center in Canada, one of the largest and most prestigious cancer treatment centers in the world, did a study of oncologists to determine how they would respond to a diagnosis of cancer. On the confidential questionnaire, 58 out of 64 doctors said that all chemotherapy programs were unacceptable to them and their family members. The overriding reason for this decision was that the drugs are ineffective and have an unacceptable degree of toxicity. These are the same doctors who will tell you that their chemotherapy treatments will shrink your tumor and prolong your life!
It takes one to know one
Oncologist James Holland once stated: “My definition of cancer quackery is the deliberate misapplication of a diagnostic or treatment procedure in a patient with cancer. ...The culprit who victimizes his fellow man suffering from cancer...all the while greedily enriching himself, is a quack, a criminal, a jackal among men who deserves the scorn and ostracism of society. Because human life is at stake, he must be controlled.”
Of course, Dr. Holland is not referring to his colleagues and himself but instead to all other doctors offering alternatives to the ferociously toxic chemotherapy drugs.
Certainly, there are quacks in the alternative-cancer-treatment field. But by Dr. Holland’s own definition, every oncologist is a quack.
Thirty years ago, I worked with a radiologist who told me this: “If I get cancer, I’m going to Mexico.” So if you get cancer, don’t call your doctor; call your travel agent.
Action to take:
There are alternative treatments available, but you will have to run the gamut of outraged chemotherapists, radiologists, and surgeons to find one. They will use cajolery, insults, fear, threats (“If you do this, I am off the case”), and misrepresentation to dissuade you.
Two excellent clinics offering alternative treatments are the following:
- Burton Clinic in the Bahamas
P.O. Box 42689
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Tel. (242)352-7455, Fax (242)352-3201, www.iatclinic.com
- Burzynski Clinic in Houston, TX
9432 Old Katy Rd.
Houston, TX 77055
Tel. (713)335-5697, Fax (713)335-5699, www.cancermed.com
Also, doctors affiliated with The American College for Advancement in Medicine may be able to provide a promising therapy called photochemotherapy-in which a small portion (a glassful) of blood is withdrawn from the patient’s vein, exposed to ultraviolet light and then injected back into the patient’s body.
Read Questioning Chemotherapy, by Ralph Moss, Equinox Press. This book is a must for all concerned about this medical scandal-a chamber of horrors that doctors don’t want to talk about.
Third National Congress on Medical Quackery, Chicago 10/7/66