A cancer diagnosis is something no one wants to hear. In fact, the words “you have cancer” have been shown to immediately bring down the immune system. After that initial shock, there are some important things to do and questions to ask before you proceed with or agree to any type of treatment. Most of these are things you will not hear from your doctor; however, they can help you immensely as you begin to make important decisions about how you will walk your path toward wellness. First let’s look at some facts about cancer – facts that you will not hear from your doctor – before or after a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer Diagnosis – Did You Know?
- There are over 100 different variations of cancer according to the National Cancer Institute.
- In 2017 in the U.S., there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases and 600,920 cancer deaths. That’s approximately a new cancer diagnosis of 4,630 people and 1,650 deaths EVERY DAY.
- Cancer accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths.
- Cancer ranks as the number 2 cause of death in the United States behind heart disease.
- Lung, colon, prostate and breast cancer account for more than half of cancer deaths in the United States.
- Over 14,000 chemicals are added to the food supply in the United States today. According to Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), at least 1,000 ingredients are added to our food of which the FDA has no knowledge of.
- In the USA, we are under constant exposure to unlabeled genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), pesticide and herbicide residues, and perhaps the biggest threat of all – one in which you may not be familiar − mycotoxins.
- Due to exposure from various sources, tracing a chronic illness to one toxin can be a daunting task; subsequently the connections are often never made.
- In 2003, a study was done by Belgian Toxicologist Dr.Charles Charlier in which he found that women with a breast cancer diagnosis are 5-9 times more likely to have pesticide residue in their blood than those who do not.
- Today there exists a self-serving cancer establishment in this country mainly rooted in greed. The primary members of this cancer establishment are the Pharmaceutical Industry, the American Cancer Society, the American Medical Association as well as some elements of the federal government, the National Cancer Institutes (NCI) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Together, they control exactly what information and treatments about cancer are made available to the public. According to these “trusted” entities, only surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and gene therapy should be used in the treatment of cancer. Everything else is branded as “unapproved,” non-effective,” or “quackery” despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
Cancer Diagnosis – Ten Things To Do Next
1) Research & Education.
Take a deep breath! Research and Education is listed as number one for a good reason. Since the cancer diagnosis, you are now on a mission for your life. Your first and most important step is to do your own research. But always remember that any info from conventional medicine sources such as statistics, outcomes, side-effects are based solely on the use of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation and gene therapy. Most people skip the research and education step and end up regretting it later as in “if I had only known” or “why didn’t my doctor tell me this”. Contrary to what most oncologists will tell you, you do have time to educate yourself and think things through. Resist any high-pressure tactics. Many cancers are slow moving and even with those that move faster there is almost always time for research. Remember that cancer does not occur overnight! Thoroughly research recommended treatments on both sides of the fence – alternative medicine and conventional medicine. By the way, it’s not always one or the other. Sometimes a combination of both will be the best answer for your health situation.
2) Studies & Trials – Proof.
Ask the oncologist to provide you with 2-3 studies/trials that prove the treatment he/she is recommending is better than no treatment at all. Also ask the oncologist about the secondary side-effects of his/her recommended treatment that may be experienced with the use of any chemotherapy, surgery, gene therapy and radiation – both the immediate side-effects and future side-effects. You may be surprised that many “new” chemo drugs only provide a life extension of maybe two to three months with side-effects that are horrendous.
3) Cancer Verbiage.
Be careful of the oncologist’s “cancer verbiage”. You are looking for the word “cure” not “response”. RESPONSE RATE DOES NOT MEAN CURE. (Read that again.) Cancer patients usually “hear” the word “cure” when the oncologist is using the words “good response.” Ask your oncologist if his/her recommended treatment is considered “palliative only”. If you are looking for a cure, palliative treatment will not take you there! If your oncologist tells you medicine has no effective options for you or that he/she has run out of options, don’t despair. Many times alternative/natural medicine can help you.
REMINDER: It is God only that determines our expiration date
from this world. No doctor/oncologist/statistic has that ability –
no matter how great or experienced they believe they might be.
4) Tests & Labs.
Always get complete copies of all your lab and test results. Take the time to go online and find out exactly what each test means and why it is used.
5) Second Opinion.
After the initial cancer diagnosis, get a second opinion from conventional medicine…as soon as possible. And especially if your oncologist tends to exhibit “ego” rather than being a team player.
“Good doctors are never irritated with legitimate questions, and they know how unsure patients are, particularly right after the [cancer] diagnosis. If your doctor does not take the necessary time, then find a practitioner for whom you are valuable enough that he will take the necessary time.”
Lothar Hirneise – author
Chemotherapy Helps Cancer and the World is Flat
Determine to do whatever it takes to get well. A cancer diagnosis does not mean you are unable to get well! Most conventional doctors will not use specific words like “you are well” because of liability issues and because conventional treatment is effective (by effective, I mean “cure”) in only 2-3% of all cancers. Their closest word for “cure” is “remission.” Conventional cancer treatment is focused on “maintaining” disease which basically keeps you a customer for life. Why is this? Because of money and because their cure-rate is dismal, especially with later staged cancers.
7) Life Style Change.
This is important. How you have been treating your body (lifestyle habits) has obviously not been conducive for good health; therefore, you will need a new plan and a complete lifestyle turn-around in order to get well. You will need to continue this lifestyle for life. If you are not willing to do this, then don’t make alternative/natural medicine your first choice.
8) Third Opinion.
Get the opinion of an alternative medicine practitioner who has experience in working with cancer patients. While people who have beat cancer using natural methods are great for information and encouragement concerning what they did, they do not have the experience of being a knowledgeable practitioner. Everyone is different and while what works effectively for one may work for another, this is not always the case. Write down your questions and schedule an appointment for an initial consult. Take one or two family members with you to this appointment. Another set of “ears” is always a good idea at practitioner consultations.
9) Ask God for His wisdom.
Ask God to allow people to cross your path who have answers specifically for your health concern. When you ask, be ready to receive. Open your mind, eyes, ears and heart so you can see and hear those answers! Some of your answers may come from very unexpected sources.
10) Once you decide on a treatment….GO FOR IT!
Do what you are supposed to do when you are supposed to do it. Be militant with the program/protocol you choose. Do not allow anyone or anything to get in your way. Do not allow negativity or the continual questioning of your choice. Remove anything that could make you stumble. Unfortunately this may include relationships, friends, etc. Remember this is only for a season; however, this season is most likely one of the most important seasons in your life!
After a cancer diagnosis, it’s prudent for you to be willing to take responsibility for your own health. Do your research and understand “why” your body has developed cancer. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, but do keep in mind that if you are asking questions of conventional medicine doctors, their response will be from the experience of using chemotherapy, radiation, gene therapy and surgery – not from a natural medicine standpoint. In fact, many conventional medicine oncologists will tell you alternative/natural medicine is quackery and a waste of time and money. Remember that your health and well-being is your decision – not an oncologist, not an alternative practitioner/doctor, not your family, not your friends – no matter how well-meaning they may be. It’s always wise to put together a team consisting of practitioners/doctors, family members and trusted friends who support your choices.
REMEMBER: Every situation has a solution.
Also, I want to be clear that I am not opposed to the use of chemotherapy, radiation, gene therapy or surgery. Sometimes they are absolutely necessary, for example, to quickly shrink a tumor that is pressing on a vital organ and/or for other emergencies. However, for those with a recent cancer diagnosis, it may not be productive to quickly run to these treatments first especially before doing your research. What I do oppose is the indiscriminate use of these highly toxic procedures when safer and far more effective methods of use for them already exist.
References & Research
“Cancer deaths to double by 2050, in catastrophic rise driven by obesity crises, warns expert” By David Derbyshire http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1152014/Cancer-deaths-DOUBLE-2050-catastrophic-rise-driven-obesity-crisis-warns-expert.html
“Cancer death rate down but 565,650 seen in 2008” by Will Dunhamhttp://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN1926392720080220
“Suzanne Somers Knockout, part 1: How cancer testimonials mislead” http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2009/11/03/blogging-suzanne-somers-knockout-part-1/
National Cancer Institute: A-Z list of Cancers http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/alphalist
“Avoiding Cancer One Day At A Time” by Dr. Lynne Eldridge.
“The Virtual Ames Test: Are chemicals, mutations, and cancer linked?” http://profhorn.meteor.wisc.edu/wxwise/kti/bacteria/virtualames.html
“Food Additives to Avoid” by Janet Starr Hull http://www.sweetpoison.com/food-additives-to-avoid.html
Pesticide-Induced Diseases Database. Pesticide Induced Diseases: Cancer.
“Suzanne Somers’s Cancer Book “Knockout” Soars to Number One on New York Times Best Seller List…” by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen http://bolenreport.com/feature_articles/feature_article084.htm