Why We Are Losing The War On Cancer and How We Can Win It
When I think of how conventional medicine treats medicine, I am reminded of a saying by Albert Einstein: “Insanity,” said Einstein, who is considered one of the most intelligent people who ever lived, “is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
This, to me, is a sad yet very accurate description of how the cancer industry continues to wage its so-called “war on cancer.” Consider these facts:
In 1971, when President Nixon, to great fanfare, declared a “war on cancer,” cancer affected one in ten Americans. Today, four decades later, despite annual expenditures of tens of billions of dollars in cancer research within the United States (almost entirely paid for by US taxpayer dollars), cancer strikes one out of every three women and nearly fifty percent of men at some point in their lives.
In addition, despite the enormous amounts of money that have been spent on cancer research in the US, as well as around the world, the long-term success rate for cancers that have metastasized (spread beyond localized tumors) has barely improved since the “war on cancer” began, hovering at only 5 percent during all that time.
As a result, cancer continues to be the most serious, life-threatening disease in the United States, to the point where it is now the leading cause of death in all Americans under the age of 85.
These facts clearly prove that we are not only still losing the war against cancer, we are actually worse off today than we were before Nixon declared this war in the first place!
Yet every year the cancer establishment keeps telling us that we are making progress. Don’t lose hope, they say. With a bit more research and money we will soon defeat cancer once and for all. And each year, desperate for hope, millions of us believe such proclamations, as evidenced by how generously we Americans continue to fill the coffers of the American Cancer Society with our donations, walk-a-thons, and other charitable contributions.
While it is true that progress has been made in certain areas—scientific advances make it possible to detect cancer much earlier than before, and certain cancer rates have declined over the years due to greater awareness of lifestyle factors such as not smoking, healthier diets, and more exercise—I am here to tell you an inescapable truth.
Simply put, the war against cancer, so long as it continues with its current strategies, will never be won.
I know that’s a harsh statement for many to hear. Even so, it’s true and the reason why is because today’s conventional approach to treating cancer is very limited and usually unsuccessful long-term (and often short-term too) because the treatments use—primarily chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery—only target the symptom (tumors, etc) and do NOT address cancer’s underlying causes. At best, the cancer establishment, so long as it refuses to move beyond its current path, will develop cancer drugs that allow people to live with cancer as they with other chronic diseases. Certainly if they succeed at this, it will be an important advance. But it will also be very expensive (as a class, cancer drugs are by far the most expensive drugs of any kind, costing as much as tens of thousand of dollars per month!), adding a further burden to our nation’s inexorable health care costs. And still the end result will be that cancer will remain undefeated, checked for a time, perhaps, but liable to attack anew later.
Again, the reason this is so is because conventional cancer treatments only target symptoms! To understand the folly of this approach, consider what would happen in a real war if our nation’s armed forces chose to ignore the enemy itself, and only showed up after attacks had occurred on our cities to help shelter survivors after the damage was done.
In essence, this is exactly what conventional cancer care does. The enemy (cancer) is ignored, while oncologists and other doctors heroically try to save the survivors (the body’s healthy cells and organs) from additional harm by minimizing symptoms (tumor growth).
Don’t get me wrong. I am not calling into question the efforts of the physicians and researchers who are tirelessly working within the cancer establishment. Their dedication to finding a cure cannot be questioned.
What can be questioned, however, is the way they are going about their search. Simply put, fighting tumors is not the answer to cancer. What is needed is an all-out focus on addressing cancer’s many interrelated causes. When this is done—as it is by the cancer doctors and clinics I recommend on this website—then true miracles of lasting remission can and do occur. I know this firsthand, having not only interviewed countless cancer patients who are cancer-free today after their oncologists told them there was nothing more that could be done for them, but also being a beneficiary of these alternative and integrative cancer treatments myself. Thanks to all I’ve learned at the hands of the doctors who treated me, along with the hundreds of other leading health experts whose work I’ve researched, I enjoy vibrantly good health in my mid-80s and have more energy than men half my age.
This is the type of good health that I want you to enjoy too. I want you to know firsthand, just as I do, that cancer is not a death sentence! The doctors and clinics you will learn about on my website are proving this each and every day.
And the reason they are so successful at what they do, compared to the paltry success rates achieved today by conventional oncologists, is because they know the importance of what I am writing about in this article.
To reverse cancer and keep it from returning, you must first and foremost determine what is causing it, and then you must do everything that is necessary to address and treat those causes.
It’s that simple and that complicated. Simple, because this “whole person” approach to treating cancer is the roadmap that all cancer specialists need to follow, and complicated because of how widely the causes of cancer can vary from one patient to the next.
Today, when conventional cancer experts speak of the causes of cancer, they usually focus on genes going awry. Sometimes they may also mention poor diet or stress, but usually that is the extent of their focus.
But there are many other important factors that can also cause cancer besides bad diet, stress, and genetic predispositions. In fact, there dozens of them, and each and every single one of them must be considered and, if present, treated.
Here is a list of these factors, most of which you will never hear mentioned by the cancer establishment:
• Imbalanced pH • Chronic Electromagnetic Field Exposure
• Geopathic Stress • Sick Building Syndrome
• Ionizing Radiation • Nuclear Radiation
• Industrial Toxins • Pesticide/Herbicide Residues
• Polluted Water • Chlorinated Water
• Fluoridated Water • Tobacco and Smoking
• Hormone Therapies • Immune-Suppressive Drugs
• Irradiated Foods • Food Additives
• Mercury Toxicity • Dental Factors
• Nerve Interference Fields • Diet and Nutritional Deficiencies
• Chronic Stress • Toxic Emotions
• Depressed Thyroid Action • Intestinal Toxicity and Digestive Impairment
• Parasites • Viruses
• Free Radicals • Blocked Detoxification Pathways
• Cellular Oxygen Deficiency • Cellular Terrain
• Oncogenes • Genetic Predisposition
• Miasm • Too Much Sunlight
Join me next time as I explain what each of these causes are, and why they are each part of the cancer puzzle.
God bless - Burton
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