Cancer strikes fear in the hearts of most people.
If there’s one word that strikes fear in the hearts of most people, it’s the c-word, cancer. That one word brings most people to their knees, no matter who you are or where you’re from. Whether you’re young, old, male, female, black, white, or whatever; the knees will weaken. Cancer is an equal opportunity destroyer, and it’s rampant. It’s everywhere. Statistics shows that 1 out of every 4 people in the United States will develop cancer. About 1,500 Americans die from cancer everyday. What exactly is cancer? Cancer is the abnormal growth of cells that grow rapidly forming tumors which can spread to other parts of the body. These cancerous cells and tumors rob the body of vital nutrients causing death by malnutrition, by putting pressure on or blocking passage ways to vital organs, or by destroying healthy organs. Cancer is a terrible disease. Most of us know of someone or have a family member who has battled cancer, or perhaps even died because of it.
Cancer - Not scared of the big, bad wolf.
Dr. Lorraine Day, a breast cancer survivor and advocate for alternative cancer treatment, made a controversial video titled, “Cancer Doesn’t Scare Me Anymore". Well cancer, the big bad wolf doesn’t scare me either. Having cancer is not an automatic death sentence. Whenever it’s my time to leave this planet, I don’t think it will be because of cancer. Nevertheless, The main thing is that all is well between God and me. I settled in my own heart long ago what the apostle Paul penned in the Holy Bible “To live is Christ, to die is gain" Philippians 1:21. Yes, cancer is a serious and deadly foe, but cancer isn’t as mysterious as it used to be. I think the fear of cancer is mostly caused by what orthodox cancer treatment does to the body. It’s the hair loss, the dramatic weight loss and wasting away of the body, etc. Many people fear cancer because of they don’t really know what it is. People fear the unknown. Thanks to the Internet and alternative media, people are finding out what cancer is and they are discovering life saving information about alternative cancer treatment. There’s lots of information about cancer out there. You just have to look for it. Alternative cancer treatments can halt and destroy cancer cells without damaging healthy cells. Ironically, all of this information is freely available, but many medical doctors don’t have a clue about it. It’s not entirely their fault. They only know what they’ve been taught and they’ve been trained to treat symptoms, not the cause of disease.
What is cancer?
How cancer spreads
Ignorance or greed: Orthodox instead of alternative cancer treatment.
Some doctors are ignorant, but then others are motivated by money. I had a co-worker who developed cancer on one of his kidneys. He went to an orthodox medical doctor who scheduled him for surgery to have the kidney removed. Many people tried to convince him to get a second opinion. He was very reluctant to do it. He was a couple of days away from having the surgery, when he finally decided to get a second opinion. Thank goodness he did. The second doctor told him about a non-traditional way to destroy the cancer without losing his kidney. The co-worker decided to go the alternative route and kept his kidney. He didn’t have to have any chemotherapy or radiation treatments at all. When he confronted the doctor who had scheduled him for surgery to remove the kidney, the doctor shrugged it off and claimed he knew about that procedure all along. I doubt that. That doctor was either ignorant of the alternative procedure and didn’t want to admit it or he was greedy and wanted to perform the surgery for the money. He was going to remove this man’s kidney unnecessarily! The last time I saw the co-worker he was happy, doing fine with both of his kidneys without any trace of cancer.
Cancer has become a big multi-billion dollar business.
The best cure for cancer is prevention. But, if you do get cancer, I believe it can be cured if it’s caught before it does mortal damage. You can do it without invasive surgery, dangerous chemotherapy, or radiation. Basically those are the only ways orthodox medicine treats cancer. They either cut it out, poison it out, or burn it out. In the process they destroy healthy cells along with the cancerous ones. Instead of building the immune system to fight cancer, they actually aid the cancer by weakening the immune system even more. Alternative cancer treatments seek to cure the cancer without destroying the body. There are many different alternative cancer treatments. You don’t have to endure damaging orthodox cancer treatments. You have other options
I personally believe that cancer has become a big business. Alternative cancer treatments can’t be patented so they do not get much publicity. The pharmaceutical companies and the heads of the big cancer organizations would rather people continue to pay huge sums of money to treat cancer the orthodox way instead of being healed with low cost alternative ways. They do not want to give up all of that money. Nor do the universities and research labs want to find a cure. They want the research dollars to continue to flow in. I’m not trying to offend everyday people who get caught up in the society’s events and programs because they don’t know any better. It’s a very emotional thing for them. They’ve been personally affected by cancer. Many of them have a loved one who passed away from cancer. So, they volunteer their time and raise money for more research to to done to help others. They’re good people trying to do what they can to help others. However, big business doesn’t want a cure for cancer that they can’t profit from. History records it over and over again. Every time someone tries to advance a natural alternative for treating cancer, the elite medical profession does all it can to stop it and besmirch the people trying to advance natural, alternative remedies.
The orthodox medical profession does not know everything.
The orthodox ways of treating cancer; poisoning, burning, and cutting should not be the monopoly in cancer treatment. Many doctors know less about cancer than many well informed people who have researched alternative ways. I’m not against all doctors. We need them, but they don’t know everything. As recently as about two hundred years ago, many people died because of orthodox medicine’s refusal to do something as simple as wash their hands before performing surgery. Today, it’s unthinkable that a doctor would treat any kind of injury without first washing their hands. In the 1800‘s a Hungarian doctor named Ignac Semmelweis had a theory that doctors should wash their hands to prevent disease and death of hospital patients. The orthodox medical elite blacklisted him. The man ended up having a nervous break down. He was sent to an asylum, where he later died. A few years after his death his theory was accepted when Louis Pasteur confirmed the “germ theory”. The so-called quack physician, Ignac Semmelweis who suggested doctors wash their hands before treating people to prevent disease was right all along. Orthodox medicine was wrong and many people died because of arrogance and ignorance. You’d be amazed to know how many people die unnecessarily at the hands of ignorant doctors. They don’t know everything. Do not just blindly follow anyone’s advice. Get a second opinion. You have the means of researching and deciding for yourself what’s best for you. Do your own research and be well informed.
Dr. Lorraine Day
Courageous Proponents of Alternative Cancer Treatment
Many courageous proponents of alternative cancer treatment have been looked down upon by orthodox medical professionals as kooks, crazies, or snake oil salesmen. Most people who discovered alternative cancer treatments have been maligned, persecuted, and harassed. Their names are not widely known, but they should be. The things they’ve discovered in their respective fields have saved lives and given hope to many people. I do not agree with everything they advocate. However, I have read about many of their treatments and have taken some of their advice in ways to prevent cancer. A couple of the brave alternative cancer treatment advocates I admire are Dr. Lorraine Day and Rene Caisse. Each of these people have a bit of a different view on curing cancer, but they both think the orthodox cancer treatment of cutting, poisoning, and burning causes more harm than good.
- Dr. Lorraine Day, is an orthopedic trauma surgeon. She was an Associate Professor and Vice Chairman of the Dept of Orthopedics at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Dr. Lorraine Day is a breast cancer survivor. She refused orthodox cancer treatment and was told that she would die. She didn’t. She cured her breast cancer by rebuilding her immune system using God’s natural remedies of proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
- Rene Caisse was a Canadian nurse who discovered an Indian formula of specific herbs that cured cancer in many of her patients. She opened a cancer clinic in 1934. It was extremely successful until the medical elite caused her to close it in 1942. Ms. Caisse never sold her formula for money. After her clinic was closed she continued to share her formula with others. The herbal cancer healing formula is called Essiac. Rene Caisse passed away at 90 years old. Her Essiac tea remains popular and is still being used today to both prevent and treat cancer.
- Ed McCabe is called Mr. Oxygen. Ed McCabe has spent over two decades traveling, researching, and lecturing all over the globe on the use of oxygen therapies in treating cancer and other diseases. He published the book, “Flood Your Body With Oxygen" building upon the finding of Nobel prize winning Dr. Otto Warburg, that cancer cells are anaerobic and they can not survive in active oxygen.
There are many other courageous advocates of alternate cancer treatment. I will be adding more names to this list and writing hubs about them & the alternative cancer treatments they advocate. Stay tuned.
Don’t fear cancer. It can be beaten.
If you get the dreaded news that you or a loved one has cancer, take it seriously but don’t let it take away your hope. There are many alternative means of treating and curing cancer. Be warned that the orthodox medical profession opposes alternative cancer treatment, but it’s your life and your choice. You don’t have to fear cancer. It can be beaten. Don’t give up hope.
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Comments on alternative cancer treatment
Krista D'Ambroso from California on October 27, 2016:
The biggest problem I've found, not only in counseling other cancer patients, but in my own experience, is that doctors have very powerful scare tactics they employ when conventional treatments are refused. I don't believe the doctors are intentionally trying to harm us by pressuring us to do the treatments; in fact, I believe they really believe they're doing us good!
I suspected the scare tactics they used are what's taught to them during their medical training. I had two separate oncologists tell me it was the treatment regime they would use on their own spouse, and that it was my best chance for survival. They were nearly verbatim statements from one another.
The scare tactics worked on me the first time around, but when I got a recurrence, then two more after that, I went another route and primarily used surgery and lifestyle to treat them. With my last recurrence, I used lifestyle and diet alone, and it went away on its own.
Stage IV colorectal cancer,
Diagnosed August 2nd, 2007.
Cancerherbalist on July 03, 2015:
YES you are very right and good write up, thank you. We use Turmeric and seeing miracles especially Brain Cancer. People need to look for safe alternatives
Rita from North Long Beach, California on November 03, 2014:
The 92% success rate using baking soda and maple syrup has me shaking my head, yeas Big Pharm doesn't like those ideas being spread.
concerned daughther on October 26, 2013:
can laternative theraphy be taken during chemo?my mum has to finish it as she is alrady going for the third one.
Costello on June 16, 2012:
Allthe poples are afraid about cancer,
NoRR4Me (author) on March 02, 2011:
Mia Nony, wow. I'm glad your cancer has been cured. I know what you mean by doctors wanting to do so much exploring and testing on this and that. It's about the "cancer business" and money. Unnecessary tests. They have to pay for all of that expensive cancer equipment somehow.
Mia Nony on March 02, 2011:
After the initial shock that drops one's immune system way back, meaning diagnosis, in no time at all I was not really afraid of cancer. What I was truly terrified of was the high risks of cancer spread via biopsies, surgery, radiation, and other forms of diagnosis where the risk benefit ratio is never explained and where you have to go and find out for yourself why you should almost NEVER allow any of this kind approach. So I followed my gut, and I did my research, which in turn verified my reasons for proceeding with extreme caution. I quickly understood that doctors are into "staging". Turns out that this is and end in itself that makes little difference to those who have no intention of using toxic substances or undergoing toxic treatments. Nevertheless, most oncologists tend to be kind of funny, even after the one I saw knew perfectly well that I was Stage III base or level I without me undergoing any harmful procedures, she was still in OCD mode about pressuring me to allow multiple exploratory slice and dice lymphectomies, painful and harmful bone marrow extractions, Cat scans. In short she demanded more ways than necessary to arrive at the same conclusions, diagnostic approaches for which she either was ignorant of or disregarded the risks of such procedures. What is with this professions's consistent track record for seriously reducing one's chances of a cure with the use of invasive, harmful, pretty much signed off on the Cancer club Membership and then cured myself, with help from Eastern medicine and a sensible diet.
NoRR4Me (author) on October 21, 2010:
Snafu0312, you're absolutely right. Lots of people are waking up to the facts.
Now, I've heard that the government and the United Nations are trying to restrict access to herbs, vitamins, and minerals to citizens. Will these big pharma companies and politicians ever stop in their quest for money, power and control over other people's lives?
snafu0312 from Quezon City on October 21, 2010:
I like your article. People with the Big C should not be afraid of cancer and its curable. Not by orthodox doctors and medicines but alternative medicines, change of lifestyle and believe in God that He can cure any diseases.
Chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments are offered for companies to gain profit. But there are already studies on herbal medicines that can cure cancer but these big pharmaceutical companies are the ones hindering it to be out in the public because they would not profit from it.
NoRR4Me (author) on October 16, 2010:
Amen to you what you said Kelley! Thank you for commenting.
Kelley Eidem from Panama City, FL on October 16, 2010:
Amen! There is no need to be afraid of cancer. I cured my own stage 4 cancer in two weeks, and I never lost a minute's sleep over it.
If the cure for the dread disease of scurvy hadn't been discovered before modern medicine took over, doctors today would be loading people up with chemo and radiation to no avail.
They'd be inventing new drugs for it left and right and wearing pink ribbons to raise more money to find a cure.
Curing cancer is almost as easy as eating an orange.
It is shameful how real cures for cancer get suppressed. But you can buy my cure from your local grocery store, so there is no stopping it.
NoRR4Me (author) on October 11, 2010:
Thank you SaintStacey! I'm glad there are alternative cancer treatments and more people are doing their own research to find out what's best for themselves.
SaintStacey from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on October 08, 2010:
Very informative. So many things you said were true especially about orthodox medicines. Sometimes we just have to go outside our comfort zones, do our own research and try new remedies. Thank you and God Bless you. xoxo
NoRR4Me (author) on August 22, 2010:
Kpcwriting, thank you for your comment. Cancer is a serious disease, but we shouldn't fear it. It's often the results of orthodox cancer treatment that's scary. Thank goodness we have information about alternative cancer treatments. I believe God has given us ways to help our bodies heal itself. We just need to give it what it needs to do it's job.
NoRR4Me (author) on May 24, 2010:
Thanks for your comment Sandy. Yes & people with cancer should be able to choose alternative cancer treatment without harassment. The government and the medical "elite" should not have a monopoly on cancer treatment.
The more people learn about cancer and various treatments, the more equipped they are to make the best choices for themselves.
Sandy Mertens from Wisconsin, USA on May 24, 2010:
Cancer can be scary thing. But we must be optimistic on various treatments, even alternative.