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Archive for February, 2011

Why can’t we see the truth?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on February 28, 2011


Cancer? Browse this site. The info here supports and extends the info in my two cancer books – see www.fightingcancer.com for details

What can’t we see the truth?

If you go to the link below you will see an interesting attempt to illustrate how it is that when you and I see something we process it differtently. But even this illustration doesn’t go far enough. The raw data of the world is supoposed to be an objective given – but almost always it is a mediated truth – mediated by television, newspapers, books etc. Otherwise it explains why it is so difficult for us to see the truth.

http://www.postkiwi.com/images/2004/5/ladder_of_inference.jpg

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Improved chemotherapy success rates?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on February 28, 2011


Cancer? There’s a lot of info on this site – do browse. This supports and extends the info and critical discussion in my two cancer books – see www.fightingcancer.com for details

Improved chemotherapy success rates?

Roaming the internet, one comes across a myriad of articles discussing chemotherapy and its success or otherwise in treating cancer. One that caught my eye suggested that chemotherapy success rates had been substantially boosted by some new approach. Naturally I read further, wondering what had had this boosting effect. It turned out that that the new technique involved giving chemo to fewer patients!

That’s right.

In fact I could make a suggestion that would boost chemo’s success rates exponentially from it’s current level of about 7-10% to 50-60% overnight.

Now what does that 7-10% mean? It means that 7-10% of the people who are given chemo benefit. These are the official figures (from the USA). Since we know that 75% of cancer patients are given chemo, we can see that only 5-7.5% of all cancer patients (not just cancer patients who receive chemo) can benefit from chemo.

Interestingly, this is not a random game – we also know what kinds of cancers these 5-7.5% of cancer patients have. We also know that it is the younger people who have these cancers who benefit most. The older you are the less likely you are to benefit.

So here’s my crazy revolutionary idea. Why not just give chemo to the 5-7.5% of cancer patients (OK, let’s say 10%) who are most likely to benefit. This would boost chemo’s success rates to 50-75% (ie a ten fold increase over night) – and at the same time reduce the pain and damage caused by chemo to patients who have no possibility of being cured by this means.

I should say something here about what ‘benefit’ means. In the article I read they talked about ‘response rates’. A response rate merely means that the tumour has shrunk significantly. Sadly there is absolutely no correlation between tumour shrinkage and increased lifespan for the patient. Chemo generally has the effect of making cancers more aggressive – so when it stops shrinking and starts growing again it does so at a faster rate.

If you are considering chemotherapy for your cancer I would advise you to read the comments on this page

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/chemotherapy-quotes.html

 

Note: The Cancer Survivor’s Bible (2012) is now available – see www.fightingcancer.com

“I wish I had read this book before I was diagnosed. My doctor and the cancer charities didn’t tell me any of this.”

 

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antibiotic stops prostate cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on February 26, 2011


If you are looking for cancer related info then you’ll find a lot here – so do browse. This supports and extends the info and discussion in my two cancer books – see www.fightingcancer.com for details.

Antibiotic stops prostate cancer growth

Monensin, an antibiotic, prevents the growth of prostate cancer cells according to recent research in Finland. To read this story go here: http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1969210/finnish_researchers_find_a_compound_that_prevents_the_growth_of/index.html

NOTE: The 2012 edition of The Cancer Survivor’s Bible is now available – see www.fightingcancer.com for details.

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coffee protects against cancer – or does it?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on February 26, 2011


If you’re looking for cancer-related info then you should browse this site – there’s loads of useful info – also look at my two cancer books – see www.fightingcancer.com for details.

Coffee protects against cancer?

Dr Michael Roizen believes coffee is very healthy for you – and is protective against liver and ovarian cancers. Get the story here

http://www.healthiertalk.com/anti-aging-and-cancer-fighting-benefits-coffee

This goes against previous suggestions that coffee was bad for you – increasing your chances of getting pancreatic cancer

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM198103123041102

and the New York Times article based on this study

http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1728180#i

But this association was not supported by other evidence

http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=3665393

Overall, coffee appears to be good for you – people who drink coffee tend to live longer thasn people who don’t. Also the benefits appear to include oral and throat cancers (a pretty good test of whether or not coffee is healthful as these are the parts of the body that come in closest contact with the stuff) and prostate cancers – for a full list of benefits and risks see following link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_effects_of_coffee

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89 year old with melanoma complains about the sun

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on February 26, 2011


There’s really a lot of cancer-related information on this site – do browse. This supports and extends the information and critical discussion in my two cancer books – see www.fightingcancer.com for details.

89 year old with melanoma complains about the sun

I was on my way to give a talk to a Rotary Club but I was early so I stopped for a quick pint in a pub on the way. Shortly after I had sat down (the place was empty) two men came in and sat not far from me. After about ten minutes I suddenly heard the word ‘biopsy’ so started to tune in. It was clear that they were talking about cancer. So there I was with my cancer books about to give a talk about cancer and there was this man talking about cancer. Naturally I introduced myself to suggest that they should consider reading my book. I hate imposing myself or trying to appear to be pushing my books but it could be that they would be open to suggestions. Anyway, they were happy to talk. It turned out the elder of the two men had a large melonoma on his back. He was 89 years old and blamed all the sun he had been exposed to in the Middle East where he had worked many years previously. Apart from the melanoma he looked to be in good shape and I had not noticed any shambling in his walk. He was a fit, healthy 89 year old who looked ten years younger than his age – who sadly had a melanoma that most likely would kill him. (But at the age of 89, you’ve got to reckon that you’re going to die soon of something!). I tried to suggest to him that he should thank the sun that (very possibly) had allowed him to live actively and healthily for 89 years. I told him about bloodroot paste and left them to it. I do hope that he doesn’t go for chemo or any other painful treatment that will destroy his health (for what benefit?)

Doing nothing for your cancer is a perfectly sensible option – the older you are the more sensible it becomes (unless you are happy or prepared to change your habits and do detox and dietary changes). Cancers grow slower the older we are. I recently had an email from a reader of one of my books who had decided with her 82 year old mother that doing nothing was the best way to go for her mother’s cancer. Her mother lived into her nineties.

The truth is we’re all going to die – but we don’t have to have our health destroyed by chemo and radiation.

 

Note: The Cancer Survivor’s Bible (2012) is now available – see www.fightingcancer.com

“I wish I had read this book before I was diagnosed. My doctor and the cancer charities didn’t tell me any of this.”

 

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The Truth Matters Health Conferences

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on February 23, 2011


For cancer information you should browse this site – the info here supports my two cancer books – see www.fightingcancer.com for details

The Truth Matters Institute of Health Conferences

These conferences off you the opportunity to “Explore Nature’s True Paths to Health” .    Worldwide Speakers…….Over 60 exhbition stands on health…Workshops

Venues and dates
Brighton March 26th 2011
London 18th June 2011
Tickets available at www.thetruthmatters.org.uk

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Iodine and blood pressure – a personal experience

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on February 23, 2011


If you have cancer then you should browse this site and read my two cancer books – see www.fightingcancer.com for details

More on Iodine

Here is “Bob’s” account of using iodine and seeing marked improvements in blood pressure:

“I have personally taken lugol’s solution, i began starting slow, 2 drops to a glass of distilled water. i increased over a period of a week to 8 drops twice a day, this is approx. 50 mg a day. i took this amount for about 3 – 4 weeks. I then lowered it to 4 drops a day as a maintenance dose. the result has been interesting. after taking 50 mg a day for about a week i felt like i did when i once took a very strong antibiotic. then that went away after a day or so. i felt like i had a chronic illness removed , i dont know what else to say about that. i had acid reflux when i started but it is now gone!! my blood pressure was 140/90 and spiked to 170/105 at times, it is now 125/75 on average , sometimes lower!”

Follow this link for the full story:

http://hubpages.com/hub/My-experiences-with-lugols-solution

 

 

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Good Sense on Cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on February 22, 2011


There is a lot of cancer related info on this site – so do browse – this supports the info in my two cancer books – see www.fightingcancer.com for details

Good Sense on Cancer

A great place to start your cancer education – in addition to my two cancer books of course! – is Jon Barron’s article on the history of cancer and the audio lecture at the bottom of the page. Listen to it very carefully.

http://www.jonbarron.org/alternative-cancer/historic-growth-rates-of-cancer

Note: The Cancer Survivor’s Bible (2012) is now available – see www.fightingcancer.com

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Don#t have your lymph nodes taken out! – Say no to lymphadenectomy

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on February 22, 2011


There’s a lot of cancer related information on this site – do browse – this supports and extends the info in my two books – see www.fightingcancer.com for details

Lymph Node dissection ‘not beneficial’ – says important study

When surgeons remove lumps from breasts, it is standard practice to remove any lymph nodes that appear to have cancer cells in them. But this practice has recently been shown to be not only useless but creates additional unneccessary problems for patients. However, habit may very well be stronger than science and surgeons will no doubt continue taking out lymph nodes – perhaps while they wait for another study to confirm these findings.

The trial organised American College of Surgeons Oncology Group , published in The Journal of the American  Medical Association (Feb 2011), was conducted at 115 medical centers and included 891 women. The median age was in the mid-50s, and the participants were  followed for a median of 6.3 years.  After an initial node biopsy, women were randomly assigned to have 10 or more additional nodes removed or to leave the nodes alone.  There was no difference in survival or recurrence between the two groups.  According to the authors of the study Dr. Grant Walter Carlson and Dr. William C. Wood,  the study “definitively showed that axillary lymph node dissection is  not beneficial…Survival was independent of lymph node status”.

One of the authors of the study goes on to say: “This is such a radical change in thought that it’s been hard for many people to get their heads around it,”

The author of an editorial accompanying the study,  Dr. Grant W. Carlson, said: “I have a feeling we’ve been doing a lot of harm (by routinely taking out many nodes).”

One of the findings supporting this view is that women in the study who had nodes taken out were far more likely to have complications (70 percent versus 25 percent). These complications included infections, abnormal sensations and fluid collecting in the armpit, and lymphedema.

Dr. Armando E. Giuliano, the lead author of the study and the chief of surgical oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, reported that the standard  practice of lymph node removal has been so ingrained that “some  prominent institutions wouldn’t even take part in (the study).”

Note: The Cancer Survivor’s Bible (2012) is now available – see www.fightingcancer.com

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Cannabis a Cancer Cure – further support

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on February 22, 2011


If you’re looking for cancer info, then there’s a lot on this site – do browse. This supports and extends the info and critical overview in my two cancer books – see www.fightingcancer.com for details

Cannabis Cancer Cure – Further support

Read this blog on how THC causes cancer cells to eat themselves – but also the comments below the blog

http://scienceblogs.com/scientificactivist/2009/04/thc_gives_cancer_cells_the_mun.php

 

Note: The Cancer Survivor’s Bible (2012) is now available – see www.fightingcancer.com

“I wish I had read this book before I was diagnosed. My doctor and the cancer charities didn’t tell me any of this.”

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