Tragically, the five year survival rate for cancer treated with chemotherapy drugs has remained virtually unchanged for decades. More tragically, that fact is not told to patients by oncologists offering “the standard of care”. (Note: there is an alleged survey (whose reference I can not currently locate so I can not verify!) regarding oncologists in Southern California which concluded that 90% of oncologists would NOT take the protocols they prescribe patients were they themselves to get cancer.”)
FACT: approximately 2% of all cancers respond to chemotherapy.
FACT: Chemotherapy as commonlyprescribed hurts more than it help.
OPINION: “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 . . . chemotherapy only makes a minor contribution to cancer survival. To justify the continued funding and availability of drugs used in cytotoxic chemotherapy, a rigorous evaluation of the cost-effectiveness and impact on quality of life is urgently required.”
Says: Morgan G, Ward R, Barton M. in his article: The contribution of cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adult malignancies.
Published where? Some fringe journal?
No. It was published in the premiere cancer journal: Clinical Oncology (see Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2004 Dec;16(8):549-60.)
Well, is this new information? When was it published?
Only 4 YEARS ago! !! December 2004
Well, if this has been known for the past 4 years, why doesn’t my oncologist (who is this very minute pressuring me to take chemotherapy) know about the overall worthlessness of chemotherapy as it is conventionally prescribed?
Ask him or her!
So, what good IS chemotherapy?
In the context of Corrective Health, if used in 1/10 the standard dose in a targeted manner with insulin as a potentiating factor, chemotherapy is considered by patients to be “hard on cancer and easy on patients”. They also call this technique (first developed in 1940) as “side-effect free chemotherapy”.
SUMMARY: Like any tool, chemotherapy drugs can be used or misused – they can be used elegantly or, quite sadly as is commonly known today, they can be wielded like a blunt instrument. See IPT Treatment at a Glance and The Biochemistry of IPT to learn more about the elegant use of chemotherapy.
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Depends on the type of cancer. For leukemia the success rate of chemo is actually quite high: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/younger-patients-weather-leukemia/story?id=16478204#.UFRuS0T0oy4
We are speaking about survival rate, that does not mean success rate. If you get cured from cancer it is a success. If you are still alive but still with cancer, this counts for the survival rate. It is funny.
Let talk about the real success rate, how many get really cured from cancer, and not who can survive still with cancer after 5 years.!!!
Let’s talk about success rate and not survival rate.
If you are alive after 5 years and you still have cancer you enter into the “survival rate” even if you did not get cured.
Let’s talk about the real success rate. How many people get really cured, with no cancer after the therapy?