Over the years, I have covered the topic of cancer on my page, and we have covered some pretty amazing (albeit controversial) information on the topic that most people never even know, but I have never taken the time to put it into one concise blog post.
So here I go. First, we must get into the truth about cancer that people are not being told.
But before we begin, I must issue an obligatory disclaimer: This information has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It is not meant to treat, diagnose, or cure any illness or disease. Please consult with your healthcare professional as needed.
Okay, now that that's covered, let's get into the hidden truths of cancer. You will note that the majority of the links in this article are from documented medical research and medical studies, because I know that some people feel those sources are the only reputable and credible sources for this kind of information.
I know this information may be a hard pill to swallow, and I know it is extremely controversial, but it is my most sincere desire to see people experience health and healing, and when there is something getting in the way of that, it wouldn't be fair if I didn't discuss it! I hope you will understand that this information is meant to help you.
The Truth About Cancer
1. Cancer is not a disease specific to one part of the body
Treating a tumor is only treating one part of the body wherein a disease of the whole body actually manifests itself into something tangible. But that does not address what actually caused that cancerous growth to form in the first place!
Think of cancer like a fever. If you read my post on Fevers, you know that fever is actually a very important part of the healing process. It is the way the body works to fight off the underlying problem going on inside. The fever is NOT the problem! Whatever caused the fever (pathogenic bacteria, virus, etc.) IS the problem! And as we discussed in my post on fevers, treating the fever by lowering it will only cause the body to remain sick for longer.
While that is a small and maybe not an ideal example, the fact is that when a body is sick with cancer, the WHOLE body is sick. It has simply manifested as visible growth in one area. That malignancy is the body's natural way, designed by God, to try and fight off the underlying problem. By cutting that malignancy out of the body but not treating the underlying problem, a new malignancy will appear years down the road.
This is easily seen in breast cancer where hormone imbalance affecting all systems of the body have been going on unaddressed for many years before it eventually turns into cancer. (See below on hormone imbalance.)
Our bodies are a very intricately designed system that works as a whole, created by God in His infinite wisdom. There is no way we can focus on only one area for proper healing without addressing how the entire body is affected.
Okay, did I beat that dead horse enough? Time to move on...
2. Cancer is not a disease of genetics; it is a disease of EPIGENETICS
Conventional medicine likes to cite genetics as a main cause of cancer. Why? Because then that tells people that there's nothing they can do about it except utilize prescription drugs and medical procedures. It also tells them that there's nothing they've done to cause it. I mean, if a doctor told you that your lifestyle caused your cancer, you'd probably find a new doctor, right?!
But this drive for profit is a lie. If cancer was purely genetic independent of outside factors, then why are rates rising? Why have they not always been this high? And why are PETS suffering from cancer now at increasing rates too?!!
Yes, there may be an increased risk based on underlying genetics, but skyrocketing rates of cancer prove there are obviously other very important factors to consider.
Epigenetics tells us that genes can be altered, mutated, disrupted, and changed at the DNA level by outside factors, such as environmental toxins and dietary habits.
Take a look back to Vietnam War and America's Agent Orange attack on Vietnam. Decades later, the fourth generation of Vietnamese children are STILL suffering from birth defects and cancer as a result of America's chemical attack.
(By the way: the chemicals Americans use on their lawns are virtually the same as the chemicals used in the Agent Orange attack. Think about that one for a minute alongside the increasing risk of cancer and birth defects as millions of Americans strive for a perfect, green lawn.)
This is a clear example of EPIGENETICS. Environmental factors affecting and altering genes for many subsequent generations.
3. Modern concern treatments are toxic and make cancer worse
“In the end, there is no proof that chemotherapy actually extends life in the vast majority of cases, and this is the great lie about chemotherapy, that somehow there is a correlation between shrinking a tumour and extending the life of a patient.” Dr. Ralph Moss, author of "The Cancer Industry"
The whole cut, poison, and burn method for treatment--really?!! How did we ever get to the point where we think that is actually going to fix something?!!
It is VERY well documented in medical research that chemotherapy and radiation are actually: CARCINOGENIC! Yes, these procedures/medications are actually proven and discussed in medical literature to CAUSE cancer. Need some proof? Here you go:
When a cancer patient hears the doctor say that chemotherapy is "effective," he/she thinks that what the doctor really means is that it will cure the cancer. But what really happens is that the chemotherapy just temporarily shrinks the tumor (usually for only a short period of time), but at the same time, it poisons the cells of the immune system – so that later on (after only a few months to a year), the tumor will start to grow back more viciously and larger than ever, leading to very poor survival rates.
Does it seem cruel to tell a cancer patient that chemotherapy is “effective”, when according to research, it is a known fact that the tumor shrinkage will be only temporary and statistically speaking, the patient has been virtually guaranteed of a much earlier death than if the cancer ran its course without intervention? http://www.drheise.com/chemotherapy.htm
That is why healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical employees who handle these drugs have to take extra safety precautions; and it is also why studies are showing these workers to have a higher rate of cancer. (As a side note: children should not come into contact with sweat, urine, or other bodily fluids of those on chemotherapy for this reason as well.)
Radiation is a potent carcinogenic and mutagenic: This medical review from the British Journal of Radiology discusses the toxicity of radiation: http://bjr.birjournals.org/content/77/914/97.full
Radiation-induced skin cancer: This article on radiation-induced skin cancer that was published in the Cancer Journal way back in 1970 details research discovering radiation to benign cells caused cancer: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1097-0142(197001)25:1<61::AID-CNCR2820250110>3.0.CO;2-W/abstract
Retinoblastoma historical analysis by medical review discusses how exposure to radiation causes secondary cancers. Also details how recommendations were implemented to reduce childhood exposure to CT scans as a result of the radiation that can induce cancer. http://www.iovs.org/content/46/8/2684
Most cancer patients die of chemotherapy: http://www.ihealthtube.com/aspx/article.aspx?id=2368
Cancer drugs might help tumors spread: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/01/17/cancer-drugs-might-help-tumours-spread_n_1210647.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl9%7Csec3_lnk2&pLid=128251&ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false
An investigation by the Department of Radiation Oncology, Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, Australia, into the contribution of chemotherapy to 5-year survival in 22 major adult malignancies, showed startling results:
The overall contribution of curative and adjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults was estimated to be 2.3% in Australia and 2.1% in the USA.” [Royal North Shore Hospital Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 2005 Jun;17(4):294.]
This means that only 2% of all cancer patients who are alive within 5 years after their chemo treatment could attribute their survival to chemo.
The remaining surviving patients survived not because of chemo but because of other factors, such as the fact that they were incorrectly diagnosed (which is common with breast cancer), had a mild, slower-growing cancer than was reported, etc.
: In 2012, researchers found that radiation treatment regresses the total population of cancer cells, generating the false appearance that the treatment is working, but actually increases the ratio of highly malignant to benign cells within that tumor, eventually leading to the iatrogenic (treatment-induced) death of the patient.
This study confirms what we see so often today--the many cases of women who think they are cured of breast cancer after radiation/chemotherapy but later find themselves with a worse, more aggressive form of cancer.
These articles are just a tiny sample of research detailing the toxicity of conventional cancer treatment. Even the diagnostic procedures for cancer are problematic!
Mammograms expose sensitive breast tissue to radiation which greatly increases a woman's chance of having breast cancer.
Researchers found women with a history of chest radiation in their 20s had a 43 percent increased relative risk of breast cancer compared to women who had no chest radiation at that age. Any exposure before age 20 seemed to raise the risk by 62 percent. http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120906/LIFESTYLE03/209060490#ixzz27XFFw9MV
PSA screenings for prostate cancer prove to cause more harm than good: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/10/07/141148384/influential-panel-giving-thumbs-down-to-prostate-blood-test
According to a study cited in the British medical journal Lancet from Feb 1993, early cancer screening often leads to unnecessary treatment: 33% of autopsies show prostate cancer but only 1% die from it. After age 75, half of males may have prostate cancer, but only 2% die from it.
The same is true with breast cancer. Early detection does possibly save lives, but it may harm more than it saves.
This medical review discusses how screening of breast cancer results in 1 in 3 false positives: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199804163381601
Even worse, many women are undergoing this harmful treatment that may cause more aggressive cancer in the future as a result of being diagnosed with non-invasive (ductal carcinoma in situ--DCIS) which likely would have never progressed into anything more without exposure to radiation or chemotherapy!
Natural Options for Cancer
It's important to remember two main things when we are discussing natural treatment methods for cancer:
1. The cause is the cure. Eliminating the things that caused it is an extremely important component of treatment.
2. When you truly cure a disease, you do not just treat one part of the disease--you treat the whole body! And real cures are measured by how well they heal the ENTIRE body. If a treatment only works on one part of the body but poisons other parts, then it is not really a cure.
For instance, in my practice, when I help a patient nutritionally overcome problems with hormone imbalance, other problems (such as those with the thyroid, with weight gain, etc.) begin to get better as well.
The Gerson Therapy is the #1 cancer treatment protocol that I recommend cancer patients research. I have conducted a lot of in-depth research into this program and have even met people who have used this protocol to cure themselves of stage 4 cancers! One woman used it to treat her ovarian cancer and went on to have healthy babies years afterwards! Another was so amazed at the power of whole foods to heal his body of two stage 4 cancers that he subsequently opened up a natural foods store!
The Gerson Therapy utilizes what I call God's fresh foods, the ones He specifically designed for us to eat (as stated in Genesis 1:29), for our nourishment, in their most pure and natural form. It takes the nutrients in these foods and condenses them through fresh juicing to load the body with pure nutrition while detoxifying through coffee enemas and supplements. This protocol was created and refined in the 1920's by Dr. Max Gerson.
During a three-day period in July 1946, the U.S. Senate took testimony from nationally known cancer researchers relating to a Bill referred to as the Pepper-Neely anticancer proposal. This bill recommended the appropriation of $100 million from the government's budget for cancer researchers to find a cure for cancer once and for all.
Dr. Max Gerson presented case studies of his cured patients using his natural therapy. His therapy consisted mostly of juicing fresh vegetables where the patient would consume between 17 and 20 pounds of produce a day.
His impressive testimony and case records caused Senator Pepper to call a press conference to bring this information to the media. However, massive numbers of lobbyists for the immensely wealthy Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association (PMA), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the American Cancer Society (ACS) prevailed on reporters to ignore the Gerson press conference and instead attend a cocktail party.
One reporter, however, dared to cover this story. After his coverage, phone calls lit up the American Broadcast Corporation's switchboard. Unfortunately, members of the PMA who were producing cytotoxic agents (chemotherapy) for cancer treatment threatened to cancel all radio advertising contracts for their drugs sold over the counter, which would have been an annual loss in revenue for ABC amounting to tens of millions of dollars.
Within two weeks of that fateful broadcast, the reporter who covered the story was fired after thirty years at the same job. And the Senate bill was defeated.
Sadly, many people refuse to see this deception and prefer to utilize the conventional, man-made chemical drugs that we discussed above rather than those created by God. But like Revelations 18:23 says:
The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world's important people. By your magic spell [Pharmakeia] all the nations were led astray.
To learn more about what the Gerson Therapy involves, you can check out any of the following:
The Beautiful Truth--a documentary (available on Netflix I think) that goes into this program.
Dying To Have Known--another documentary detailing this protocol (also available on Netflix I think)
Visit their website: http://gerson.org/gerpress/
Research proves that at least 70% (and most likely more) of all breast cancers are not genetic but are a result of hormone imbalance, namely estrogen dominance. We live in a world filled with chemical and synthetic estrogens, such as birth control pills, plastics, meat/dairy from animals treated with hormones, etc., and hormone-disrupting chemicals like fragrances and other chemicals in body care products.
Most women have symptoms of estrogen dominance, such as heavy and/or irregular periods, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, headaches, acne, difficulty losing weight, and more for many years. These are all signs that a woman has a high risk of breast cancer related to hormone imbalance. Unfortunately, the medical field does not recognize the importance of balancing hormones (naturally--the right way) before it progresses to breast cancer.
Additional info on naturally-treating cancer:
Vitamin D for cancer prevention: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19523595
Mastectomy No More! Vitamin D for Breast Cancerhttp://www.naturalnews.com/037459_mastectomy_breast_cancer_prevention.html
Articles on breastfeeding to prevent cancer for both mother and baby:
Substance in breastmilk kills cancer cells: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100419132403.htm
Lactation and Incidence of Premenopausal Breast Cancerhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2888088/
The Risks of Not Breastfeeding http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2812877/
Breastfeeding reduces rate of childhood leukemia: http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2004/10/26_breastfeeding.shtml
You may also want to read my article where I analyze what Scripture says about medicine to see which kind of medicine(s) we should be using today and whether natural/alternative medicine is a false god:Is Natural Medicine A False God or Anti-Christian?
Be sure to check that article out, because there is a lot more in the Bible about medicine than most people realize, including a scripture story that shows what happens when we don't consider alternative methods of healing.
Stay tuned for a future post where I go into some of the many causes of cancer, including many environmental and dietary factors that doctors almost NEVER mention!
Blessings of good health,
Sara Jo Poff