What I Would Do If I Had Cancer

WHAT I WOULD DO IF I HAD CANCER

We know that conventional therapy doesn't work -- if it did, we would not fear cancer any more than pneumonia.

It is the utter lack of certainty as to the outcome of conventional treatment that virtually screams for more freedom of choice in the area of cancer therapy. Yet most so-called alternative therapies, regardless of potential or proven benefit, are outlawed.

The FDA, the National Cancer Institute, the Canadian Cancer Society and the large cancer treatment centres work to eliminate your choice of cancer therapies, particularly the better ones. They openly attack breakthroughs made by anyone outside of their ranks. Any serious study of how these entities work together to destroy hopeful approaches to cancer reveals a trail of corruption, conspiracy, dishonesty and inhumanity.

It warrants the designation of "evil."

If I had cancer I would approach my own dilemma with hopes of total cure. But I would be the first to admit that, regardless of the course I took, the chance of a cure is no way assured. Consequently, my choices of cancer therapy are a mix of science and philosophy.

If I Had Cancer

Let us assume that I have just been diagnosed with cancer of the lung, and a particularly virulent one.

I would start by turning my back on 50 years of institutionalized expertise, because it follows the wrong paradigm.

The paradigm I use for cancer is that it is a systemic problem in which the normal control mechanisms of your body are altered. Your immune system likely bears the largest burden for this control; thus, all techniques that enhance it are promising. Those that damage it are not.

Also, cancer cells are different from normal cells in many ways, including their metabolic profile.

At least one non-toxic therapy, hydrazine sulfate, takes advantage of this difference. It has been shown in double-blind trials published in respectable journals to significantly reduce the severe weight loss of advanced cancer, and markedly improve the patient's emotional state, almost to the point of euphoria. It is also inexpensive. Even though hydrazine sulfate has been shown to be effective and non-toxic, and it makes the patient feel better, it is ignored by every major cancer centre. Yet I would take it immediately.

My Diet

I would switch to a mostly vegetarian diet and I would investigate the macrobiotic diet that emphasizes natural, organic vegetarian foods, including many made from soybeans. Many studies have demonstrated the value of this kind of diet in treating cancer patients.

I would reduce my daily calorie intake two or three times a week to about 1,500 calories in order to enhance the immune system and increase the levels of human growth hormone. (Please note that this calorie reduction in no way means a reduction in nutrition.)

Supplements

I already supplement with the phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals required for optimal health and I would enhance my basic program with the following:

- Vitamin C - 10,000 mg per day in divided doses.

Ewan Cameron, a Scottish physician, did a study in which 100 cancer patients were given 10,000 mg of vitamin C for the rest of their lives, while control patients were not. The patients on vitamin C lived much longer than the age-matched control. The Mayo Clinic did two studies on vitamin C, and in both studies found that vitamin C did not help. However, both studies were set up in a manner that almost guaranteed failure. Frankly, I think that this was done intentionally to generate negative publicity for this non-toxic approach.

- Cartilage -- a three-to-four-month trial of bovine or shark cartilage.

The mucopolysaccharides in cartilage stimulate the immune system and normalize malignant cells. Ninety per cent of patients with a variety of cancers responded to a clinical trial of bovine cartilage. Shark cartilage has demonstrated success rates of 25 to 50 per cent.

- Coenzyme Q10 -- used as an effective therapy in congestive heart failure, coQ10 has only recently been studied as a cancer treatment. Cancer patients have been found to have deficiencies of coQ10 and clinical trials in breast cancer have resulted in no further metastases, improved quality of life (no weight loss and less pain) and partial remission in six of 32 patients.

- Essiac tea or Floressence -- two ounces three times a day.

This blend of four herbs -- burdock root, sheep's sorrel, slippery elm and Indian rhubarb root -- has its genesis in Native American medicinal folklore. Since it was "discovered" by Canadian nurse Rene Caisse in the 1920s, thousands have claimed to have had their cancers cured by this tea.

Finally, you should know that if I were battling cancer -- or any serious disease, for that matter -- I would be in a constant search for effective, non-toxic therapies. One place to begin that search is with Ralph Moss, PhD. He is probably the most knowledgeable writer in the world on alternative therapies for cancer. You can get more information by sending a large SASE to The Cancer Chronicles 2 Lincoln Square Suite 31A New York NY 10023 or by calling Melissa Wolf at 718-636-4433.

I want to say that what I would do is not a recommendation for you. However, it is not reasonable to think that conventional cancer experts offer the best approaches for most cancers. There is just too much evidence to the contrary.

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Dr Julian Whitaker, MD

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