In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared
War on Cancer. The chief weapon wielded in this new war was chemotherapy.
It is now 2004 and it is time to end
this senseless war. The war is lost. It is a complete and utter failure
with our weapon of choice killing little cancer with the hapless patient being
the chief casualty in this war.
In 1972, according to the American Cancer
Societies own figures, 33% of cancers had a five year survival rate. We should
also point out that at that same time 33% of cancers went away on their own.
Today, according to the ACS, the five year
survival rate for cancer has risen to 40%.
However, what they do not tell you is that
- The statistics are invalid because they
combine data of both local and metastasized cancers; and that the
comparisons are not randomized [Ulrich Abel, Advanced Epithelial Cancer",
1990 (no longer in print) ]
- Cancers not factored into the original
statistics are now factored in, such as skin cancers, many of which are not
fatal and that the statistics are purposely inflated by including people
with benign cancers.
- Technology has helped us to find
cancers earlier, thus the survival time from diagnosis to eventual death has
- They are now including in their stats
non deadly skin cancers.
The war is lost. To the victors go the
spoils. Somewhere there are yachts and million dollar homes purchased with the
eighty plus billion spent on this war, but there is no cure.
Frank Wiewel, there are doctors
today who make 1.5 million dollars just selling chemotherapy.
In 1988, Cecil’s Textbook of Medicine listed
the most common cancers that responded well to chemotherapy:
Type of Cancer
Percent 5 Year Disease-free Survival
(stage III and IV)
carcinoma (stage II-III)
(w/ radiation & surgery)
Since then, some of these figures have
improved. In fact, seminoma (testicular carcinoma originally, but now cancer of
the seminal glands, hence seminoma), the one that Lance Armstrong beat, has an
estimated 95% survival rate. Lance Armstrong is the greatest promotion the
Pharmaceutical Industry has ever enjoyed.
However, and this is an important HOWEVER,
Dr Ulrich Abel, who poured over thousands and thousands of cancer studies,
published his shocking report in 1990 stating quite succinctly that chemotherapy
has done nothing for 80% of all cancers; that 80% of chemotherapy administered
was absolutely worthless.
The Emperor has no clothes.
Ulrich Abel was a German epidemiologist and
biostatistician. In the eighties, he contacted over 350 medical centers around
the world requesting them to furnish him with anything they had published on the
subject of cancer. By the time he published his report and subsequent book (Chemotherapy
of Advanced Epithelial Cancer, Stuttgart: Hippokrates Verlag GmbH, 1990) he knew more about chemotherapy than any person in
His report, later reviewed by the German
Magazine Der Spiegel in 1990 and summarized by Ralph Moss in an article
entitled "Chemo's 'Berlin Wall' Crumbles" (Cancer Chronicles, Dec 1990,
p.4), described chemotherapy as a “scientific wasteland” and that
neither physician nor patient were willing to give it up even though there was
no scientific evidence that it worked. [Note: we have just published a
translation of Able's article in Der Spiegel here:
A Dull Weapon.]
Success of most
chemotherapies is appalling…There is no scientific evidence for its
ability to extend in any appreciable way the lives of patients suffering
from the most common organic cancer… Chemotherapy for malignancies too
advanced for surgery, which accounts for 80% of all cancers, is a
scientific wasteland [Dr Uhlrich Abel, Chemotherapy of Advanced
Epithelial Cancer, Stuttgart, 1990]
Dr Abel was immediately attacked by the
cancer industry. They could not attack his science, so they attacked his
character. This is a common tactic when the accused has science on his/her side.
If a person dies during a chemotherapy
study, that information is NOT included in the write up because the
patient did NOT complete the study.
History Repeats Itself
Here is an excerpt from an
article at this site called The
History of Medicine (1800 - 1850):
In France, a study on cancer,
begun in 1843, had just been published. A physician of the
French Academy of Science, Dr Leroy d’Etoilles, gathered
together as many statistics as possible at that time from some
170 practitioners who had treated cancer. The reason for the
study was to compare survival rates of those who elected to
undergo the standard treatments for cancer against those who
refused these treatments. According to Dr Naiman in her book
the standard treatments consisted of surgery, caustics “such as
nitric acid; sulfuric acid mixed with saffron; poisonous
minerals such as lead, mercury, or arsenic nitrate; or alkaline
caustics such as sulfate of zinc. Copper sulfate [mixed with
borax], quicklime, or potassium permanganate were also used,
evidently with mixed success.”
The conclusion of the study
showed that those who avoided traditional cancer therapies
outlived those who underwent them. Did this stop anyone from
practicing these therapies? Perhaps, but for the most part,
these treatment protocols continued on till the advent of Radium
therapy that proved to be even more deadly than any previous
protocol, but was highly recommended because it was a great
History, we are told, often
repeats itself. A study presented to the American Cancer Society
in the nineteen-eighties, concluded much the same as that study
in France over a century earlier. Ellen Brown’s book,
gives us the following:
One of the few
studies ... was conducted by Dr. Hardin Jones,
professor of medical physics and physiology at the
University of California, Berkeley. He told an ACS
panel, "My studies have proven conclusively that
untreated cancer victims actually live up to four
times longer than treated individuals. For a typical
type of cancer, people who refused treatment lived
for an average of 12-1/2 years. Those who accepted
surgery or other kinds of treatment [chemotherapy,
radiation, cobalt] lived an average of only three
years. . . . I attribute this to the traumatic
effect of surgery on the body's natural defense
mechanism. The body has a natural defense against
every type of cancer.
Not Only is Chemo
By shrinking tumors, chemotherapy encourages
stronger cancer cells to grow and multiply and become chemo resistant.
Then there are the new cancers caused by
chemotherapy, or secondary cancers. This quaint side effect is often overlooked
in the lists of side effects in a drug's accompanying literature, though you can
find this information quite easily at the National Cancer Institute.
We pride ourselves in America for being
technologically advanced and that our technology is rooted in a foundation of
Wrong. When it comes to medicine, little at
all is based upon science. Again we shall point to the Office of Technological
Efficacy and Safety of Medical Technologies in which we are told that fewer
than 20% of all medical procedures have been tested, and that of those tested, half were
Medicine in America is not about healing.
When you are diagnosed with cancer, you are
suddenly worth $300,000.00 to the cancer industry.
Most telling, according to Ralph Moss in his
book Questioning Chemotherapy, is that in a good number of surveys,
chemotherapists have responded that they would neither recommend chemotherapy
for their families nor would they use it themselves. One of our advisors, Dr Dan
Harper, reported to us about an unpublished cohort study in which it was
revealed that only 9% of oncologists took chemotherapy for their cancers.
Let’s hear from a couple of physicians and
doctors who have not yet succumb to the heavy hand of the cancer industry:
"...as a chemist trained to interpret data,
it is incomprehensible to me that physicians can ignore the clear evidence that
chemotherapy does much, much more harm than good." - Alan C Nixon, PhD, former
president of the American Chemical Society.
Walter Last, writing in The Ecologist,
reported recently: “After analysing cancer survival statistics for several
decades, Dr Hardin Jones, Professor at the University of California, concluded
“...patients are as well, or better off untreated." Jones’ disturbing assessment
has never been refuted.
Professor Charles Mathe declared: “If I
contracted cancer, I would never go to a standard cancer treatment centre.
Cancer victims who live far from such centres have a chance.”
“Many medical oncologists recommend chemotherapy for virtually any tumor, with a
hopefulness undiscouraged by almost invariable failure,” Albert Braverman MD
1991 Lancet 1991 337 p901 “Medical Oncology in the 90s.
“Most cancer patients in this country die of
chemotherapy. Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancers.
This fact has been documented for over a decade, yet doctors still use
chemotherapy for these tumors,” Allen Levin, MD UCSF The Healing of Cancer.
“Despite widespread use of chemotherapies,
breast cancer mortality has not changed in the last 70 years,” Thomas Dao, MD NEJM Mar 1975 292 p 707.
Additionally, Irwin Bross, a biostatistician
for the National Cancer Institute, discovered that many cancers that are benign
(though thought to be malignant) and will not metastasize until they are hit
with chemotherapy. In other words, he's found that many people who've been
diagnosed with metastatic cancer did not have metastatic cancer until they got
For many cancers, chemotherapy just does not
improve your survival rate. Some of these are colorectal, gastric, pancreatic,
bladder, breast, ovarian, cervical and corpus uteri, head and neck.
Knowing this, oncologists still recommend a
regimen of chemotherapy.
Here are two stories we received from Frank
When President Reagan had his colon cancer
successfully removed by surgery, his health was reported daily as he recovered.
On his return to work, a spokesperson appeared, proclaimed him cured, and that was
However, very nearly every patient who
undergoes surgery for colon cancer gets put on chemotherapy afterwards. Why not
Frank told us of
Dr Charles Simone, who
today handles cancers with diet and lifestyle changes was hired on as the president’s personal
oncologist. The public never learned of this because the good doctor, was
stuffed into a grocery truck and made his entrance into the white house through
the backdoor where deliveries are made.
Frank also told us of a time he met with
some of the top oncologists in the country. He had a lot of questions for them,
one of them being: “Knowing the odds of successful outcome using chemotherapy
are nil in many cancer cases, why do you continue to prescribe chemotherapy?”
The answer he got was this: “We give it to
patients so they won't give up hope and fall into the hands of quacks.”
Quacks? Implicit in the definition of
quackery is the sale of worthless or dangerous nostrums for profit. Who exactly
are the quacks here?
Just How Dangerous Is Chemotherapy?
This next piece is from the
Iowa’s web site [Note: the pages have been expurgated from their web site,
however, we have here the only copy. 3/31/07]:
Patients and caregivers shall be taught
safe, proper, handling and disposal of waste generated during continuous
infusions of chemotherapy.
The following procedures should be implemented immediately if
a chemotherapy leak or spill should occur:
1. Put on a pair of disposable latex gloves.
2. If chemo has spilled on clothing, remove immediately and
take a shower, scrubbing the exposed skin with soap and water. Watch for
redness, blistering, or a burning sensation. Contact your nurse to report the
spill. She will give you further instructions if necessary.
3. Remove any and all sharp objects, placing them into your
sharps container or any can with a lid such as a coffee can.
4. Soak up the spill with an absorbent disposable material,
such as paper towels.
5. Disinfect the spill area with soap and water or a household
cleaner such as window cleaner, 409, alcohol, bleach, or liquid carpet cleaner.
6. Put the absorbent material and the gloves into a
chemotherapy waste container or garbage bag and carefully mark it. It will be
picked up later by the pharmacy personnel.
7. If a spill occurs on a patient's or caregiver's clothing or
sheets, these articles should be washed separately from regular laundry in hot
8. If a spill occurs on unprotected furniture, the area should
be scrubbed with soap and water and rinsed with clean water while wearing
protective chemo safety gloves.
9. Patients and caregivers should be taught to use care when
handling vomitus or excretions of the patient for 48 hours post treatment and to
use good hand-washing technique.
link leads to a site where separate pages cover the separate steps involved in
cleaning up a chemo spill. You’ll get a kick out of the special clothing
required in these steps:
This next link shows the results of a chemo
spill which occurred while administering chemotherapy to a patient with prostate
War is Hell
We’ve lost the war on cancer. As an ex-soldier,
I’m aware what is required to win any war. You need dedicated soldiers, well
trained and capable. You need the proper weapons. And, unlike our war in Iraq,
you need a plan.
The war on cancer used the wrong weapons
and, sadly, its only plan was to profit. In this case, the war is very successful.
Many have profited. In fact this is the first war in which the soldiers profited
nearly as much as the arms manufacturers. The only casualties in this war are
the patients, whose numbers grow daily.
Chemotherapy is not only deadly, in 80% of
cancers it is
To date, not a single non-toxic cancer drug has been
approved by the FDA. [UPDATE: Because the FDA and
Texas Board of Medical Examiners were unable to shut down Dr Burzynski's office
and end his research, the FDA was cornered, and consented to allowed Dr
Burzynski to conduct Phase II Trials on his therapy, antineoplastons. A drug,
Buphenyl, that Dr Burzynski developed that is non toxic and causes the liver to
create antineoplastons, has been approved and is now available through
As Frank Wiewel tells people, "Ask your
oncologist for a guarantee. See what he says."
Considering the six minutes HMOs schedule
you to meet with your physician along with the studies showing that your physician
spends 1.3 minutes answering your questions, pondering your options will have
to take place outside your doctor’s office.
This is one reason why we publish articles
like these. You need a second opinion.
References and Further Reading
CHEMO'S "BERLIN WALL"
Do Conventional Cancer Treatments Work
Cancer Wars: How Politics Shapes What We Know
and Don’t Know About Cancer by Robert N. Proctor (New York: Basic Books, 1995)
Cancer, by Edward G Grifin
Fifty Years of Folly and Fraud "In The Name of
Science," by Irwin Bross
I just read your wellness article about Chemotherapy. It rings so
true! I am a registered nurse. When I was first a new nurse I worked
on an oncology ward. What a sick and sad thing I got into. Luckily,
I got out of that after 9 months and worked 7 years in hospice. I
can certainly testify that Chemo doesn't work and just puts people
in the grave sooner. I just wanted to let you know that some of your
links in the article do not work anymore. I wanted to find the Iowa
study but it doesn't go to where you say. Also, the link to Chemical
spills doesn't go where it should. It is almost as if these web
sites purposely removed or moved the info. God Bless your work. May
the truth prevail! Marie
Ed: We've fixed the
links and then they went out again. We're going to have to publish
our own pages on chemo spills. Apparently the medical industry
doesn't like this kind of information getting out.
I am a 63 year old woman who had
breast cancer in 1986. I went through chemotherapy and then put on
Tamoxifen for five years. During this time frame I struggled to find
energy to keep going. A product named KM was introduced to me. From
this product, I was able to find energy to keep going. I did O.K.
for several years. About six years ago I searched for a medical
doctor that also understood natural supplements. He has been
monitoring my husband and my blood and suggesting we use some
supplements to correct our dysfunction bodies. He is knowledgeable
and has helped many people regain good health. But he has not been
able to help me. We have discovered that I have no immune system to
speak of. I have to take lots of supplements to help. My hormonal
system is shot too. How much damage was done during chemo, I do not
know yet. But it is appearing that there was a lot of damage done to
my body and now I am trying to get it working again. It took years
for some of the damage to show up. I get sick a lot. I have to be
very careful around people. Even though I try to be careful, I
always manage to get sick and stay sick all winter long. Shari