Chemotherapy Doesn’t Work For Cancer

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.

….Thomas Edison

I believe that the quotation above is the greatest insight ever offered by the man that invented the light bulb, the phonograph, and the movie camera.

I grew up as a son of a medical doctor and have always had the utmost respect for the medical world. There is definitely a place in our society for medical doctors. They can set bones, stitch up wounds, and provide medical procedures in both emergency and non-emergency situations. However, when it comes to health care, or disease prevention and cures, medical doctors are completely out of their league.

It is not a crime to be misinformed or uneducated about a topic. When it comes to medicine and the practice of health care, the crime is that our doctors are being misled about how to treat cancer during their training in medical schools. The fact that the public trusts doctors when it comes to cancer treatments just makes it worse.

How can it possibly be true that doctors are being taught misleading information about the use of chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer?

Let’s look at the facts:

* chemotherapy is only successful in curing cancer in the USA 2.1% of the time
* the ratio would be much closer to zero if the medical world didn’t consider that anyone who lives five years after receiving treatment was cured…if you die 5 years and a day later, the chemo treatment is still considered a cure…reoccurrences at a later date don’t count against the “cured” designation
* 81% of oncologists that prescribe chemo to cancer patients every day would not choose chemo treatments for themselves if they got cancer

What is the conventional wisdom behind administering chemotherapy for cancer treatments?

The basis for the inclusion of chemotherapy is that the drugs will kill off cells that reproduce the fastest. The thinking is that if you kill off the rapidly growing cancer cells, you will kill off the cancer. Chemotherapy is a poison that is administered which kills cells.

What actually happens when chemotherapy is administered

The goal is to kill the cancer cells, but chemo actually kills all the cells. The fact that chemo patients lose their hair, experience nausea and vomiting, and suffer many longer term side effects is a testament that the poison doesn’t discriminate about what cells it kills.

When you take chemo, the drug essentially pushes you towards death. Over the past sixty years, doctors have had lots of experience using chemo, to they have learned how to push you to the edge of death and then bring you back from the edge of the cliff before you die. Once you have had sufficient time to recover, they repeat the process….over and over again. If the procedure worked, you might be able to justify in your mind that the archaic and barbaric treatment….but it doesn’t work!

It simply doesn’t make sense to poison a trillion cells in your body to the point of near death in order to prevent the growth of a few cells located in a very small and specific location.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer and your oncologist has recommended chemotherapy, ask your doctor the following questions:

* What is your doctor trying to achieve with the treatment? Reducing the size of a tumor is often the objective, but reducing the size of a tumor as a goal is pointless
* How effective is the chemotherapy going to be in curing “your” cancer?
* What are the expected side effects, both short and long term?
* Would the doctor take the same treatment if she/he were in the same situation
* What alternatives are available?
* How effective are the alternatives?

You are much more likely to get “bad attitude” than satisfactory answers to the questions above.

So now what?

I often read blogs and articles where people bash away at ideas. I’m ok with that, but it really isn’t useful to me unless the author suggests an alternative for me to consider. I have been researching the work done by Dr. Leonard Coldwell. The man has treated 35,000 patients and it is believed he has the highest cancer cure rate in the world.

Here is an excerpt from what I call the “what has he done” page in Dr. Leonard Coldwell’s website:

In my time I have seen over 35,000 patients and have had over 2.2 million seminar attendees that wrote to me, sending in their comments and life stories. I have over 7 million readers of my newsletters and reports. I am the doctor that has, in the opinion of leading experts, the highest cancer cure rate in the world. In fact, I am convinced I could cure at least 90% of all cancer patients if I had the legal platform to work with these people the “Dr Coldwell Way.” As long as the patient is willing and still able to do whatever it takes and has no surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, there is no reason Cancer cannot be cured in most people.

If I had just received a cancer diagnosis, I would head straight to the “Only Answer to Cancer” and the “Cancer Diet” pages at Dr. Coldwell’s website found here:

and here:

What else?

My favorite “cancer docs” in the USA are Dr. Stanislaw Burzinski in Texas and Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez in New York.

Dr. Burzinski is known for his remarkable success for his work with replacing antineoplastons, a peptide that he believes is missing in cancer patients. The man is constantly battling the medical establishment because of the success which doesn’t conform to standard protocols of the profession. Dr. Burzinski believes that each case must be looked at on an individual basis because every case is different. Dr. Burzinski tells us that it is imperative for cancer patients to avoid chemotherapy or other conventional treatments before starting work with him.

I once spoke with one of Dr. Burzinski’s patients who had been cured of cancer. She told me that when she was finished with her treatment, she asked Dr. Burzinski “what is the one thing he would recommend to her to help her from ever getting cancer again?” Dr. Burzinski told her to drink ionized alkaline water. Is there any question why I’m a “Burzinski” fan?

Dr. Gonzalez has also achieved remarkable success in treating cancer and other serious illnesses by means of a proper diet. Dr. Gonzalez builds individual cancer fighting diets for each patient because he believes that “no one program fits all”.

To read more about the work of the two Doctors above, pick up a copy of Suzanne Somers book “Knockout”.

If you have cancer now, the following information will likely not help you because the center and not been built yet. However, if you are interested in learning about an awesome new strategy for dealing with cancer through alternative methods, check out They are planning to build a huge wellness/teaching facility in Washington State. If the group is successful in launching their plans, I expect that the facility will be the epicenter of alternative medicine in the USA. The President of the group, Bob Wright has written a book called “Killing Cancer – Not People” that you can buy online. Guess what his group believes is the single most important factor is in curing cancer? Ionized alkaline water. Does anyone see a trend here?


You owe it to yourself or a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer to research all possible avenues of care before choosing a path. There will be massive pressure to “do something” from your doctors, your family, and from your own conscience.

After all of my research on the subject of cancer, I can tell you that I will never take chemotherapy treatments. Chemo clearly doesn’t work. Other therapies clearly do work. It is not my place to tell anyone what to do. However, I feel compelled to share what I have learned.

It seems obvious to me that every cancer patient needs and deserves to be treated on a one-on-one basis by people who actually know what they are doing. I’m not referring to oncologists who practice standard protocols that have never worked. Regular ocolgists don’t have the knowledge, the ability to bill for alternative treatments that work, the time, or the backing of their own fraternity to properly treat cancer patients. When cancer strikes, nothing is more important than learning everything you can and finding the best treatment possible.

If I allow myself one piece of advice, it would be to do lots of homework and ask lots of questions before submitting to chemotherapy. All of the leading cancer treatment specialist tell us that once chemotherapy has been administered, the chances of survival drop dramatically because of the damage done to one’s immune system.

When my Dad was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 1997, we just went along with the chemotherapy treatment that was recommended by his Doctors. No alternatives were offered and chemotherapy seemed to us to be the only game in town. What the chemo treatments did was to make my Dad extremely sick and weak. Yes, the chemo did delay my Dad’s death by a couple of months, but the treatments made the final months of his life a living hell. I can’t begin to describe the anguish that I felt as I watched the drugs steal his health and dignity. My Dad deserved better! If I knew then what I know now, things would have been very different. My Dad might not have survived, but he would have had a much better chance of living and he wouldn’t have been tortured by the effects of drugs.

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    • I don’t know who writes “The Economics of Cancer” blog, but it is definitely a worthwhile read. The article in the link talks about foods that help prevent cancer and provides a list of the top ten. Check it out.

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