(Health Secrets) For many years, those of us who advocate natural health and healing have warned against the dangers and the ineffectiveness of chemotherapy. A report presented at the 27th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium illustrates how chemo actually spreads cancer cells, and it points out how little we are being told about its dangers and ineffectiveness.
According to the report, “German investigators from Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, have shown that taxol (the “gold standard of chemotherapy) causes a massive release of cells into circulation.
“Such a release of cancer cells would result in extensive metastasis months or even years later, long after the chemo would be suspected as the cause of the spread of the cancer.”
This little known horror of conventional cancer treatment needs to be spread far and wide, but it is not even listed in the side effects of the taxol package insert.
Chemotherapy only attempts to eradicate symptoms
As has oft been stated, chemotherapy does not end cancer – it merely attempts to eliminate the tumors and cancer cells that are symptoms of the underlying causes of cancer, and it does this with little success and at great risk. Of course the underlying causes of anyone’s cancer are seldom discussed.
Besides spreading cancer cells, chemo inflicts serious and often irreversible damage to the immune system, the body’s natural first line of defense against cancer and other illness. Ironically, this paves the way for remaining or new cancers to overwhelm a body that is even less able to beat the cancer that got past its immune system in the first place.
Chemotherapy also frequently results in serious and even fatal organ damage, particularly of the liver, which as cancer pioneer Max Gerson observed is always impaired to begin with in those who have cancer. The heart is also frequently seriously damaged. The end result is that chemotherapy kills more patients than it heals.
Statistically, it has been estimated that the five year success rate from chemotherapy is only about 3% (meaning only about 3% more patients who opt for chemo survive at least five years compared with those who opt to not undergo chemotherapy). But even that meager statistic is misleading in two key ways:
First of all, though survival rates are slightly higher for the first couple of years compared to those who opted out of chemo, after the third year the survival rate for those who opted out is greater than those who were treated with chemo and the gap widens significantly every year after that.
Secondly, and perhaps most important of all, the survival rates compare all of those who undergo chemotherapy with those who do not. That includes the very large number of people who do little or nothing to address their cancer naturally and merely forego chemo.
If chemo survival rates were compared simply with those people who not only opted out of chemo, but who also chose a non-invasive natural protocol to eliminate toxins, boost their immune systems and attack the cancer naturally without inflicting damage to the rest of the body, the difference would be even more telling.
You can bet that it is a comparison the cancer industry never wants to make.
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