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Posted June 25, 2013: by Bill Sardi
The incredible report that doctors in Japan have convincingly cured cancer (see report: IS CANCER BEING CURED RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES? – Knowledge of Health) speaks loudly for the route by which you are reading this breakthrough. You are not reading about this breakthrough from the American Cancer Society, nor the National Institutes of Health, nor from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, not even The World Health Organization.
Nor has the National Institutes of Health hurried together a press conference on this matter to announce immediate research funding. The FDA has not announced it will mobilize to fast-track this therapy. Nor does the Wall Street crowd make mention of it (the pharmaceutical sector of the markets would crash if this development was to be featured on evening network TV news.)
Someone has said there is more money in treating rather than curing cancer. That is a fact. The American Cancer Society says the tab for cancer care in the world is more than $753 billion annually. To make matters worse, health authorities say cancer care is no longer affordable in developed countries.
The published immune-boosting cancer treatment (journal Anticancer Research) in Japan is a cure in every sense of the word. Otherwise helpless terminal cancer patients, 345 of them, whose tumors had spread (metastasized) to the lungs, liver and bone, were cancer-free more than a year following treatment as assessed by PET and CAT scans.
Doctors in Japan employed a combination therapy that included daily oral vitamins (vitamin D3 5000-10,000 IU) and oral antioxidants (lipoic acid 600 mg) along with intravenous vitamin C (twice a week) along with an immune activating factor derived from the blood of healthy subjects (Gc-macrophage activating factor, or Gc-MAF). I initially wrote about the injected immune booster in 2008. All components of this combination cancer immune-therapy can be acquired by residents in the U.S. (explained below).
The only thing we should be reading about these cancer patients is what was to be etched on their tombstones. Brought back from the throws of death, these patients in Kobe, Japan probably don’t fully realize how fortunate they are. They side-stepped toxic cancer therapies for natural remedies that boosted their immune systems.
In the 1950s and 1960s Dr. Chester Southam, working at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute in New York, injected live cancer cells into prisoners (without their consent) and proved that in some individuals the human immune system can ward off cancer.
But immunotherapy was not the future course of cancer therapy – toxic chemotherapy and radiation and invasive surgery (cut, burn and poison) became the predominant approach to cancer. There was even denial that immunotherapy would be helpful in any way for cancer.
Only recently has modern medicine begun to develop immune-boosting therapies for cancer, all of the exotic, problematic and expensive. A report in Nature magazine says immune-boosting anti-cancer drugs are expected to generate $35 billion in sales over the coming decade.
Oncologists and pharmaceuticals companies will cure cancer – but only if they can make billions! No one should begrudge making a profit in a free enterprise system, but the fact remains modern medicine is providing desperate cancer patients with what is good for doctors and drug companies, not necessarily what is affordable and effective.
It is estimated that six months of chemo and radiation to treat lung cancer costs $16,222-$56,160 (US), of which $9702-$12,024 is out of the patient’s pocket, with only 22% of patients surviving 2 years. And the patients live in misery throughout treatment because of the side effects.
The estimated cost to provide six-months of immunotherapy for terminal lung cancer patients would be $9600 for immune-boosting injections (GcMAF), $300 for vitamin supplements and $1800 for intravenous vitamin C therapy, for a total of $11,700 (physicians and hospital fees not included). Since the out-of-pocket cost for conventional treatment is about the same as immune-therapy, one wonders whether patients reading this report will opt for the new cure, most which can be achieved at home.
Immunotherapy presumably promises a full cure (absence of any tumors) with indefinite prolonged survival. Whether patients require continued immunotherapy is unknown. Side effects are minimal (if any) compared to the horrors of chemo and radiation. There is no treatment resistance as there is with chemotherapy.
The four components of immune-therapy as practiced in Japan can be acquired and practiced at home or obtained in the office of a physician willing to administer intravenous vitamin therapy.
Vitamin D3 (5000-10,000 IU) can be acquired from vitamin shops or online from any place on the globe.
Dr. Andrew Saul has written an online monograph on how to obtain a prescription for intravenous vitamin C. Instructions on how physicians can prepare and perform intravenous vitamin C is also provided by Dr. Saul. Other intravenous vitamin C protocols are also available. Physician members of The American College For Advancement In Medicine (ACAM) practice intravenous therapy. There is an online ACAM physician locater that can be accessed.
David Noakes in Europe offers an online resource to learn about the Gc-MAF immune booster used in Japan (http://www.gcmaf.eu/info/).
GcMAF is available for direct shipment from Europe in vials for injection at the current price (June 2013) in EUROS of €600, plus €60 packing and shipping, or €660 total for a vial of 2.2ml, which is up to eight doses (one 100ng, 0.25ml dose a week), or $866.112 US dollars/ $108.25 per dose (check currency rate when ordering). A weekly injection is required for 12-24 weeks. Home nurses or physicians can assist with injection regimens.
Steve Hickey PhD and Hilary Roberts PhD of Manchester, England, in their book entitled CANCER BREAKTHROUGH, indicate oral vitamin C can achieve blood concentrations that approach what is achieved via intravenous therapy.
Twenty grams (20,000 milligrams) of vitamin C is needed, which must be taken in equally divided doses throughout the day (example: 3000-5000 mg every 3-4 hours). Taking oral vitamin C with lecithin improves absorption. Lecithinized vitamin C is also available.
This means it is possible for anyone living on the planet, given the financial resources, to put the same immuno-therapy practiced in Japan into practice for themselves, whether it be physician guided or not. Because physicians may be reticent to assist patients, some patients may have to resort to self-guided treatment.
As outrageous as this may sound, a self-serving cancer care industry has forced patients into this corner.
Maybe some cancer patients will elect to go to Kobe, Japan or to Europe to obtain immune-boosting (Gc-MAF) therapy.
Be alert, if the immune-therapy regimen initiated in Japan begins to catch on around the globe, the cancer care industry will work to dismiss it immediately. That is when you will hear of immediate press conferences from health authorities. Turf must be protected.
Recall over three decades ago when Dr. Linus Pauling showed that intravenous vitamin C produced longer survival times than existing anti-cancer drugs, Mayo Clinic Doctors performed a deceptive study using 10,000 mgs of vitamin C in a single dose and then ridiculed Dr. Pauling’s work. The entrenched cancer industry will likely pressure the doctors in Japan to advise against self-care and blockage of shipments of Gc-MAF are also likely.
The first thing conventional medicine will do when it hears of the immuno-therapy cancer cure from Japan is to say it is still unproven (but conventional cancer care is already disproven!) and claim there is no 5-year survival data available, which is the gold standard for measuring the effectiveness of cancer therapies. Don’t allow oncologists to wave misleading survival data at you.
Available data on survival time associated with cancer treatment is deceptive. The cancer industry detects cancers at earlier stages now due to massive screening programs and starts counting survival from the date of an earlier diagnosis. But patients are still dying on the same calendar day. Days were added prior to when a tumor would have been first noticed by a patient at home, but there is no extension of life. The cancer care industry misleadingly claims survival times are improving. In fact, there is abysmal progress in the war against cancer.
Furthermore, many patients treated for cancer may not have a mortal form of cancer and would never benefit from treatment. Any survival data is purely imagined.
For example, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, in his book OVERDIAGNOSED (Beacon Books, 2011, 228 pages) says oncologists don’t leave an abnormal nodule in the thyroid gland untreated – deceptively scaring all their patients into thinking the tiniest thyroid nodule (as small as 2 millimeters) calls for immediate full surgical removal of the thyroid gland.
In the US about 37,000 people are diagnosed and treated for thyroid cancer annually, but the death rate (1600 per year) has not budget in 30 years. Dr. Welch says, if examined carefully, thyroid nodules are so common that they should be regarded as a normal finding.
So doctors are surgically removing thyroid glands and claiming prolonged survival rates when there was no life-threatening cancer in the first place. Five-year survival for thyroid cancer is said to be 96%. Then why are the same number dying? The same is true for other cancers of the breast and prostate.
The problem is, conventional medicine has all the tools to diagnose cancer and access to insurance money to pay for detection and treatment. But early diagnosis and treatment does not equate with survival.
I received many responses to my first news report about the immuno-therapy breakthrough for cancer from Japan, as if the announced cure from Japan is only one of many other overlooked cancer cures.
So many advocates of alternative medicine are self-deceived. A number of e-mails I received pointed to other alternative cures for cancer, all of them providing no survival data and no convincing evidence that would even compare to what doctors in Japan report.
Because of the many preconceived notions many patients have, I have to address the failings of alternative medicine here.
A problem is that alternative medicine may offer nothing more than ineffective medicine, giving consumers no real alternatives.
Tijuana (Mexico) cancer clinics do not offer any significant survival rates above those achieved by conventional medicine, though to be fair, most of the patients arrived having already been treated with toxic therapies and have more advanced disease. Even if alternative medicine has some proven cures, it has failed to document them.
Conventional medicine must be laughing at its competition.
The mainstay of alternative cancer therapy has been various diets (Gerson therapy and alkaline diets). Advocates of diet therapy have failed to present convincing data showing improved survival, however no one should diminish improved diet to elevate the quality of life and eliminate what may have initiated cancer in the first place.
To be fair, Max Gerson developed his dietary approach to cancer before the pharmaceutical and toxic therapy era of cancer treatment and claimed his diet did cure some cancer patients. The Gerson diet did aid (but did not cure) some cancer patients.
The preposterous idea that an alkaline diet fights cancer is an example. This false noting started with a misinterpretation of two-time Nobel Prize winner Otto Warburg’s research in the 1930s. Warburg showed that cancer cells revert to using sugar rather than oxygen to survive. However, we know now that the sugar inside cancer cells expels lactic acid outside the cancer cell. If cancer cells were strongly acid or alkaline they would die off.
To believe a diet could control the acid/alkaline balance in the body is foolish. The pH of the blood circulation is automatically controlled between 7.2-7.4 (neutral) pH and if a diet could significantly alter pH individuals would be continually running to the emergency room to be treated for acidosis or alkalosis (excessive acidity or alkalinity).
Stomach acid presents a last barrier against pathogenic organisms linked to causing gastric cancer, such as H. pylori (H. pylori actually shuts off cells that secrete stomach acid). The use of antacids to relieve heartburn increases the risk for cancer. Bladder cancer depends upon an alkaline state. Many patients who embrace alternative medicine personally believe in an alkaline diet to quell cancer and yet incongruently use supplemental probiotics (acidophilus, bifidus), which are acid-forming bacteria known to inhibit cancer. An experiment conducted in 1980 showed that the provision of acid-forming bacteria (Lactobacillus acidophilus) reduced chemically-induced colon cancer in animals from 77% to 40%.
In 1987 an experiment was conducted where the effects of alkalinity or acidity were examined in bladder cancer. Animals were fed a diet that was somewhat acidic, mildly alkaline or more alkaline. Bladder tumors occurred in 39% of the acidic group, 65% of the alkaline group and 71% of the more alkaline group.
If there is a scientifically validated dietary approach to quelling cancer it would be an anti-glycemic diet.
Hemoglobin A1c levels, used to determine long-term blood sugar control, can serve as a reliable marker of a low-sugar diet to control cancer. Animal studies strongly validate a low-sugar approach to cancer control.
Dr. John T. Ely cites two patients, diagnosed with stage-4 breast cancer in 1978 and 1979, who had large tumors which were worsening rapidly, who adopted a low-sugar diet and consumed 10,000 milligrams of oral vitamin C daily. Both became tumor free in 6 months (losing ~50 pounds in the process) and lived 11 and 13 additional years respectively.
A study written by researchers in Italy and published in the International Journal of Cancer in 1993 is instructive. Italian researchers studied 953 cases of colon cancer and compared them against 2845 healthy control subjects. Compared to individuals who did not add sugar to their beverages, the addition of 1 spoonful of sugar increased the risk of colon cancer by 40%; 2 tablespoons by 60%; the risk doubled for those who added 2 or more tablespoons of sugar to their beverage of choice.
Self-guided cancer therapy is on the horizon now that it has been revealed the entrenched cancer care industry is not working in the best interest of patients. Success using Gc-MAF immune boosting therapy was published in four different medical journals, involving four different types of cancer, with human survival times ranging from 4-to-7 years, and the cancer care industry paid no attention.
Alternative medicine offers few if any real cures for cancer. So desperate patients may need to go it on their own. I’m sure this report will provoke quite a bit of condemnation by health authorities. But this is what it has come to.
There needs to be a free market in medicine. There need to be real alternatives to the “cut, burn and poison” approach that prevails in cancer care today.
Fearful cancer patients and their families who have no gumption and who choose to follow the propaganda published by the cancer industry will continue to be victims of what amounts to be racketeering in medicine.
Modern medicine offers treatment but no cures. The earlier patients opt for valid alternatives the better. Even the most timid cancer patient can limit sugar in their diet and take some vitamin C. What harm could come of it? ©2013 Bill Sardi, Knowledge of Health, Inc.