What To Do If Someone Close To You Gets Diagnosed With Cancer

In the past year a close friend of mine named Bob was diagnosed with cancer. While I was familiar with the disease, I didn’t know the best way to help him. More than one year later, with his treatment completed, I’m ready to share some advice on what you can do if a friend or relative is diagnosed with the disease.

What Is Cancer?

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Cancer is when a specific type of cell within your body, like a lung cell or a blood cell, somehow mutates and starts replicating at a faster rate than normal cells. These mutated cells lose their original function and exist just to multiply and steal resources from normal cells, which is why one of the first symptoms of cancer is fatigue (this was true for Bob).

The cancer cells are initially localized in their own compact ghetto, called a tumor, but if they break off and spread to the rest of the body, the disease becomes “malignant.” The cancer cells now interfere with organ function, eventually causing the person to die.

There is continued debate on what causes cancer, especially since it’s not only becoming more prevalent, but affecting younger populations. Scientific research, which has become increasingly dubious and controlled by money interests, points towards the “environment” for being the cause. But which parts of the environment?

We don’t know for sure, but I do know that if vaccines, plastics, GMO food, and food additives were the cause of these increased cancers, we would never find out about it because of the tens of billions of dollars at stake for companies that produce those products. In Bob’s case, he did possess a mutated gene that is linked to a higher cancer rate, but even with a mutated gene, a poor environment can lower the age of disease onset and increase its severity.

Welcome To Modern Cancer Treatment

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Cancer treatment will often include three phases: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Surgery aims to physically remove the tumor and most of the cancer cells, hopefully before they spread. Chemotherapy is a combination of different drugs that aims to kill cancer cells. Radiation uses high energy rays to kill cancer cells at a targeted location. It used to be that surgery was the first step but now chemotherapy often starts off the treatment to soften up the tumor and kill straggler cells that can’t be seen when the tumor is removed during surgery.

After Bob consulted with the best doctors in his city, there was a consensus that the treatment sequence should be chemotherapy, surgery, and then radiation. Total time for the entire treatment course was ten months, where Bob’s life would be turned upside down. Wracked with stress from this unexpected diagnosis, I felt it was my duty as a friend to help him through the ordeal.

I crammed as much on cancer as I could, which wasn’t too difficult since I have a degree in microbiology and was already informed on the disease. I was able to confirm that Bob’s treatment was the most modern standard that had the highest chance of increasing his 5-year survival rate, but the more I got into learning about chemotherapy, the more I become concerned because of the incredibly toxic effects it has on the body.

The Disturbing History Of Chemotherapy

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Nearly 100 years ago, on a World War I battlefield in Belgium, soldiers began randomly developing blisters and sores. Some coughed up blood. It turned out that they were poisoned by mustard gas deployed by the Germans, and died weeks later. Thousands of men were killed by the gas during the war.

Upon noticing how efficient the mustard gas kills white blood cells, scientists started testing out the gas against blood cancers. Sixty years later, this drug is still used to treat some cancers, and it was part of the regime for Bob’s chemo treatment. The lobotomy procedure, where an ice pick is jammed in your nose to destroy your frontal cortex, is a newer treatment than some chemo drugs. Not only does chemo have horrible side effects, but it increases your risk of getting other cancers.

We give patients drugs that increase their odds of getting more of the same disease. Can you imagine having an infection in your body and taking a drug that may alleviate this infection with the expectation that it will cause a more serious infection in the future at other parts of your body? It’s almost like playing a torturous game of whack-a-mole with your life.

Chemo drugs theoretically kill fast-growing cells faster than normal ones, meaning that it is more likely to kill cancer cells, but there is no mistake that chemo kills all cells. In the middle of treatment, Bob told me that “it feels like I’m dying.” He wasn’t far off. The point of the treatment is to kill all the cancer cells right before the patient would die, because if you continue a chemo cocktail for just a month or two longer than you should, the patient becomes irrevocably disabled or dies, something that can’t be said for most other medical treatments in existence. It was emotional to see Bob lose his hair (even his eyebrows), gain over twenty pounds in water weight, take on a ghostly pallor, and become a weakened shell of his former vigorous self.

I searched for alternatives to chemo, but besides some promising research on massive doses of Vitamin C, all I found were shady sites promoting just about every household product as a cure, including baking soda, lemon juice, and even water. There was also vitamin “cures,” many of which you can find explained without evidence on YouTube. I didn’t have enough conclusive data to tell Bob to ditch the chemo and try something else.

Surgery was straightforward and a far easier ordeal than chemo. They put him on a table, sliced him open, removed all visible sign of the tumor, and patched him back up. Within two weeks he was moving around normally.

Radiation seems easy on paper, since it’s just ten minutes a day of getting zapped by high powered rays for a month or longer. Just like with chemo, however, the side effects accumulate. The skin turns red then purple then black. Then it oozes and makes moving extremely difficult. But hey, it’s better than chemo. I quickly learned that the term “cancer survivor” is really centered around living through chemotherapy, not surgery or radiation.

What the medical establishment doesn’t tell you is that when someone dies of chemotherapy, they say “the patient died from cancer.” But it was the chemo that actually killed him.

Thankfully for Bob, he survived all three rounds of treatment. A recent test showed that he is currently cancer free. I’m thankful for this and can now impart the lessons I’ve learned from his ordeal to help others who are impacted by this disease.

How To Help Someone Who Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer

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This is what cancer ultimately comes down to:

  • dozens of doctor visits that take a huge amount of time
  • assembly-line medical treatment from doctors who have been trained not to get emotionally attached to patients
  • intense physical pain
  • inability to take care of oneself and work full time, leading to lower income
  • psychological suffering in thinking that you may die
  • guilty feelings of being a burden upon others

Anything you do to help someone with cancer should attempt to alleviate the above problems, which roughly fit into the following four roles:

1. Caretaker
2. Doctor buddy
3. Moneybags
4. Philosopher clown

Caretaker

Often reserved for family members, the caretaker does the heavy legwork where the cancer victim lives. They cook, clean, and try to make the sufferer as comfortable as possible. They also monitor for sudden changes in symptoms that may require an urgent call to the doctor, which can typically happen towards the end of chemo when the side effects are most severe.

Action items: do the dishes, take out the trash, do a load of laundry, sweep/vacuum/clean house, cook a big meal that lasts a couple of days, change bed sheets, help sufferer bathe (if needed).

Doctor Buddy

It’s helpful for the sufferer to be chauffeured to the doctor’s and have someone sit with them. If you are close with the sufferer, you can also go in the examination room and fire off questions to the doctor that he is too reluctant to ask (you can be the “bad cop” to ensure the best treatment). I also recommend doing a basic check on the doctor’s treatment protocol with your own research.

Action items: take sufferer to doctor, sit in waiting room, ask questions to doctor, alleviate boredom, run off to get coffee/tea/snacks.

Moneybags

Moneybags writes the checks. Besides the prospect of dying, Bob’s biggest concern was money, even though he had health insurance. It’s not that the out-of-pocket health costs were expensive but the lost income from not being able to work made it hard for Bob to pay existing bills. A donation drive among friends was done to help Bob out along with more direct donations, but even small things like buying a few day’s worth of groceries and filling up the gas tank was a big help to him.

Action items: pay a bill, buy lunch, buy groceries, fill up the gas tank, start a donation drive, ask friends to give money, send a monthly check.

Philosopher Clown

The philosopher clown entertains the sufferer with humor and jokes while throwing in stoic or religious lessons that put the disease in context. For Bob, I tried to steer his mind off worst-case scenarios and focus on the positives of what was going on. You don’t want to let the sufferer slip into a mental slump where they start doubting if it’s worth continuing their existence.

Action items: make sufferer laugh, get their mind out of negative thinking, teach helpful beliefs, encourage sufferer that they can successfully complete treatment.

From the above roles, you can see that giving kind words without actionable help is nearly useless to the sufferer. I was disappointed with how many people close to Bob told him empty platitudes on Facebook like “You’ll be okay,” “Stay strong,” and “You’ll beat this” before disappearing. A cancer sufferer will hear these things so many times during treatment that they quickly lose meaning, and they are no substitute for being physically there with the sufferer or sending in some money.

It’s also demoralizing for a sufferer to hear “You’ll be fine” so many times, even from doctors, and then have to experience a setback or problem in cancer treatment, which is likely to happen. If you don’t have a crystal ball that can see into the future, don’t try to predict it.

A better strategy is to be realistic about the current stage of treatment and then offer help. Here are some examples:

Bad: “I’m sure you will be cured.”
Good: “Only three more infusions to go and then you’re done. We’ll get through this. How can I help?”

Bad: “I know a friend that had a much worse cancer than you and she’s absolutely fine now after drinking a gallon of grapefruit juice.”
Good: “You’re way stronger than I am. Can I buy you lunch or fill up your gas tank?”

Bad: “I’m so sorry this happened to you. I don’t want you to die.” Sobs uncontrollably.
Good: “I’m off on Thursday, let me drive you to to the doctor. Don’t worry, you don’t have to entertain me and can be silent if you want.”

As you can see from the above, words are cheap compared to concrete action. I also saw how people became so depressed about Bob’s illness that he had to lift them up. While it’s nice that people empathized with Bob’s situation, if he had to use his limited energy to be your own psychological coach, you were a burden to him. Don’t bring your own anxieties, fears, and morose attitude to the home of a cancer sufferer.

Two Problems With Cancer Treatment (Besides Chemotherapy)

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A huge problem with cancer treatment is the complete lack of psychological help. While a doctor is more than ready to pump you full of drugs or slice you open, they offer absolutely zero mental guidance for what amounts to the most traumatic episode of your life. You are completely on your own after a cancer diagnosis, and if you don’t have proper mental grounding beforehand, you will have a hard time fighting the disease.

If I get diagnosed with cancer right now, I think I’d be able to understand the disease in relation to my life, but that’s because I’ve been meditating on death for years (I’ve even read a book called Making Friends With Death), all while studying psychological strategies based on stoicism to deal with suffering. The average person hasn’t done this, so the mental effects of a cancer diagnosis will be just as hard on them as the physical side effects from treatment.

There is also no psychological help after you’re done. They send you out into the world and essentially tell you to call them if you think the cancer came back, but this does nothing to alleviate the intense anxiety in thinking the cancer will ravage you once more. It’s similar to the post-traumatic stress that a soldier has after returning from a war.

Secondly, there is too much financial incentive in the current protocol of treatment for it to change. While I don’t believe a doctor involved in Bob’s care tried to get rich off his disease, the dozens of doctor visits, medical infusions, scans, surgeries, and so on is a lucrative business for everyone involved.

Cancer infusion centers that dispense chemotherapy are starting to look like factories—they are hyper-optimized with the purpose of quickly and efficiently dealing with a huge amount of patients based on established protocols that never rock the boat, and an infusion room I saw with over forty chairs was creepily productive. The care is competent, but Bob was essentially a widget on an assembly line where empathy and love were simulated in bursts but never genuine.

If a cancer cure was discovered today that completely dismantled the cancer treatment system, the medical establishment would have no choice to fight it unless they were ready to lose tens of thousands of jobs and billions in revenue. It may be hard to accept that the medical community values their interests just as much—if not more—than the interests of the patients they took an oath to treat, but unfortunately I believe this to be the case, especially for those at the top of the medical community who have the greatest financial incentive in maintaining the status quo. I trust a doctor no more than I trust a man selling me a used car, as I strongly suspect that the treatment doctors give their patients is not what they would give themselves.

Conclusion

Cancer diagnoses are going up, and so-called scientific experts are flailing their arms in confusion because solving the problem would threaten lucrative sectors of the economy. This means that patients getting cancer treatment right now will be seen in 100 years in the same way we see lobotomy victims today. The current protocol of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation is too profitable for any paradigm change to be forthcoming, so I expect them to retain this medical standard for the rest of our lives.

I’m extremely skeptical of the current protocol, but I may take chemotherapy if I get cancer. I wouldn’t mind experimenting on a slow-growing tumor with some nutritional experiments involving turmeric or vitamin C, but if I had a fast-growing cancer that already spread to my lymph nodes or beyond, I’d probably go with the mustard gas, even though I know it would probably kill me before the cancer does. The best strategy really seems to be not getting cancer in the first place.

Because the incidence of cancer is increasing so quickly, chances are you will have to deal with a diagnosis for someone close to you during your lifetime. I hope you are able to help them through a hellish treatment protocol that will last nearly a year of their life. I was more than happy to help Bob get through his cancer. If it comes back, I told him not to worry, because we’ll do whatever we can to beat it just like we did the first time.

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Your points about the greed and financial incentives are well put. In fact if I was stateside and got cancer, I would give consideration to getting the fuck outta the USA and go to a country where healthcare costs are not extortionist, and where they practice the use of natural methods.

And this as just recently Bayer, the largest pharma corp recently purchased Monsanto, the largest grain manufacturer, aint no conflict of interest there! (/SARCASM).

And what will it be like to be a white, hetero, masculine man with cancer in America – in hospitals and treatment centers run by lefty male doctors and feminist female doctors? Hmmmmm…

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they’ll still gonna lecture you about your privilege.

Dirk Diggler
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I dunno. Holistic methods cost Steve Jobs his life. He even admitted as such.

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I hear ya – and jobs could have easily afforded any treatment. I would say best to practice both standard and holistic methods, but do so in an environment where the medical establishment’s goal is not bill padding and such.

That said, most likely Jobs would have died anyway. Everyone dies at some point.

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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers,likely because pancreatic enzymes are one of the primary substances that the body uses to destroy cancer. To lump all treatments together is hardly fair, thats like saying surgery is just like chemo..there are two very different things going on there.

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He had one of the rare, treatable forms. By his own admission, if he had immediately gone with traditional methods instead of the hippy dippy bullshit, his survival chances would have been more than 90%. You may not like it, but if you aren’t going to take his own word for it, there’s nothing left to say. Peace.

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Why should I take his word for it? Because he was good at making computers? “In spite of pleas from family and friends, he tried to cure himself through acupuncture sessions, drinking special fruit juices, visiting “spiritualists” and using other treatments he found on the internet.” As far as I can tell he didnt do anything that I know from alt medicine that cures cancer. Is it reasonable to lump all cures into a catchall of “hippy dippy?”. Do you consider things like Ayurveda that have been practiced for over a thousand years to be hippy dippy? You ought to look into the few studies they’ve done for chemo..they have no reason to give it.

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Ok, if you ever get cancer, and I hope you don’t, go with the fruit juice, crystal power, and drum circles. I hope it works out for you. Free will.

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Dirk, I’m of a science background, and I thought the alt stuff was all BS. Researching studies and personal experience has completely reversed my opinion. Modern Medicine is a wonderful monopoly-wonderful for them, shit for patients. The requirement for education,is merely a barrier to entry, which actually means they have to do LESS education overall. If there was no barrier, they would have to constantly learn to improve their techniques to compete with other entrants. I’ve seen one study that said the average doctor was using techniques that were about 17 years out of date. And generally the older the doctor, the more out of date the treatmen. So if medical doctors are our shephards of health, why are Americans so unhealthy, and why don’t doctors know what is the real root causes of illness? They keep making shifting statements, that dont actually prevent illness(cholesterol is bad!!!). I’m amazed how often there will be an incredible study that finds a surprising result, and they just don’t give a F. A perfect example is that dessicated thyroid(which Hillary Clinton is taking) was found to reduce heart attack- the number one killer in the US by 80%. No follow up study was ever done to confirm or refute. Witch hunts were often done for doctors prescribing dessicated thyroid, but its ok for HIllary Clinton. Sounds about right.

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Everyone needs to watch ‘The Human Experiment,’ on Netflix and ‘Food Matters.’

These not just toxic chemicals in food, but in our personal products and house material. We have came so far but we are basically living in the most toxic environment in the human history! Every health problem has gone up by at least 50% in the last 50 years! 90% of health problems can be healed by the human body but we first need to get away this toxic waste dump we live in!

Most people are brainwashed to think we need “pills” to heal. These a reason why the drug companies are trillionaires today! Most people eat the most toxic food everyday (Mc Donalads, Burger King, KFC) and these restaurants keep expanding everywhere! The only way to take down a corporation is to stop buying it’s products! I only buy organic food/products today. It might cost more, but I refuse to give my money to a business that destroys the human race and support American Liberals.

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I’ll add a few things. Roosh is right on, avoiding the [email protected] is key. Don’t buy into the cancer victim merit badge chasing. Be careful of them turning you into a professional patient. Take all the treatment you want but don’t be afraid to say no if you do not want a test or treatment. I’m not sure it is all conspiracy-greed based, some of it is just good intentions by medical professionals following what they ‘know’ as best. The cancer survivor bit is funny as soon as you are diagnosed as having cancer you are declared a cancer survivor. I maintain you aren’t a cancer survivor until you die of something else. On the alternative front there is some evidence for long term fasting, 2-3 weeks, curing cancer. Less money in prescribing fasting than prescribing exercise. Deciding your course of treatment yourself is key. Follow what you think is best, not what you are told to do, own the outcome.

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Cancer needs sugar to survive. While the body can manufacture its own sugar from muscle tissue, you go a long way toward nuking cancer by putting yourself into ketosis. Certainly not in all cases, but in many it can put you over the top.

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So do normal cells. We are already using the ‘try to kill cancer cells faster than normal cells’ method.

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No, normal cells can run on ketones and fat. Most cancer cells cannot.

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So? How is your method any better than recruiting HMG proteins to kill cancer cells? You aren’t thinking of how many different forms of sugar are in food, the complete breakdown in metabolic regulation from completely shutting off pathways or the extensive damage starvation causes to other tissues.

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I’m not advertising a cure for cancer. I’m suggesting lifestyles that are cancer friendly vs those that are not cancer friendly.

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Ok. I’d take less sugar for the toxic effects.

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One thing no one mentions is that cancer is extremely ineffient, about 5% of normal respiration. And its such a different use of energy that Warburg suspected it was a genetic throwback. He called it a fermentation, like what yeast does.

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apparently most animals, when sick or diseased, take off deep into the woods and basically rest and fast for a long while. maybe we humans could learn a thing or two from nature. crazy idea, i know…

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There are alot of interesting things that happen during fasting, it looks like one of the things is the same way we digest food actually starts going to work on our own body. We also eliminate most of the sodium in our body(but not potassium), our blood sugar drops and drops, and we go through acidosis, alkalosis cycles. All of the above appear to be therapeutic.

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I remember reading an article written by a woman who survived breast cancer, and she was saying that she attended a support group for “cancer survivors” (all women) and if anyone died from the cancer, they would berate her and say things like “she just wasn’t strong enough.”

The author of the article said she eventually stopped going because the whole “cancer survivor” thing was basically a cult, and they would get pissed at her if she disagreed with them on anything.

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Gotta love GroupThink.

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Alot of their treatments are just barely above placebo effect. A guy who I know from high school who became a biochemist was all puffed up and congratulating his colleages for their great success treating a particular cancer. Sure enough I look it up and on average it gave them a month longer to live. What a sham. Give someone their life back or let them die with their families, not something half way in between.

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What a coincidence of the timing of this article. Just as I’m starting to take interest into Bio-chemistry, proliferation of cells and Epigenetic.

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Some things you might find interesting look up the effect of PH on cell energetics and apoptosis. Also optimal conditions for cell regrowth and what happens if cells are left in an acidic environment when they are dividing. Osmotic pressure is pretty interesting too,it explains Diabetes pretty well (sodium glucose and acid create more osmotic pressure, while fat does not).

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Thank you for the information. I will research more into this.

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The down side of capitalism right there.

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It has a troubled, but not hopeless, relationship with medical science.

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That whole ‘chemo is older that lobotomy’ is just appalling.

But this does point to two of the main problems of capitalism: firms may have incentives to produce shit so people keep buy and large firms crowd out comptetition to maintain monopoly.

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Healthcare in the USA has been shaped more by government, than by the free market. Most places don’t even tell you what a procedure will cost.

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it would be better if incentives were corrected like in China. There you pay your doctor while you are healthy, and stop paying while you are sick.

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That sounds brilliant! Sadly, it appears they don’t do that anymore in China.

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I talked to someone who’s son was in China and he told me that, which i had heard independently. I’m sure there are exceptions as china is big and its changing. Nevertheless its clear that a good doctor can make much much more than a bad one. Incidently when a doctor insists on surgery they consider him a lesser doctor because he doesnt really understand the root of the illness.

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I love the idea of aligning patient interests, with the interests of the doctor. Incentives matter. If we incentivize health as the outcome, we should get more of it. If we incentivize surgery and drugs, we should get more of that. I think the free market would have a better chance of figuring out a system like this that works, than a government. The market can try out thousands of ideas, and see what works. The market can take risks on new ideas, and will quickly reverse course, if an idea proves to be bad. For instance, Surgery Center Of Oklahoma, takes no government or insurance money, is free-market based, actually discloses prices upfront, and is kicking ass. As of today, unless other similar options arise, I would probably fly there if I ever needed a surgery. Also, Christian Healthcare Ministries provides my Obamacare-exempt health insurance coverage, for only $45 per month. These are what I determined to be the best options, in a USA healthcare marketplace increasingly controlled by government. Over a decade ago, my Dad flew to Singapore, to have a state-of-the-art cardiovascular procedure done, using stem cells, that saved his life, and is still not available in the USA.

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That regularly happens where superior treatments are suppressed. Its no differwnt than the news supression we see currently in this election and its done by the same people. Neither Feminism nor black lives matter were spontaneous natural organizations.

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Oh yeah because Socialist medicine cures cancer so much better… /sarc

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Here’s a fascinating lecture on brain cancer and treatments which seem to be completely ignored by the industry. https://youtu.be/sBjnWfT8HbQ

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Here’s a fascinating lecture on brain cancer referring to strategies that seem to be completely ignored by the industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBjnWfT8HbQ&

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By the way most, if not all, cancer cells are not able to utilize fat/ketones for energy. They rely on glycolysis only and need sugar to survive. See “Warburg hypothesis”. The main way of surveying cancer in your body is to inject you with radioactive sugar and see what parts of your body light up in a PET scan. https://integrativeoncology-essentials.com/2014/01/cancer-loves-sugar/ So STOP drinking soda pop!comment image

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Backwards. The modern way is identifying metabolites that are specifically overproduced in cancer cells, and then measuring fluorescence after introducing GFPs that are bound to an antibody specific for it. Cancer cells use as much sugar per capita as normal cells; as a whole, they use more sugar because they are dividing nonstop, which requires a ton of energy.

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Look up Warburg Effect https://infogalactic.com/info/Warburg_effect . Cancer cells run almost exclusively on glycolysis and not oxphos.

“Malignant, rapidly growing tumor cells typically have glycolytic rates up to 200 times higher than those of their normal tissues of origin; this occurs even if oxygen is plentiful.”

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Because they are growing. Not because they consume more per cell. Glycolysis is upregulated in many cancers due to the loss of action of kinases that also regulate the cell cycle. Your method gives too many false positives. Antibody tagging is much more specific, which is important if you are to remove tumors invasively.

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many tissues only go through apoptosis only when they are exposed to acidic or alkaline conditions.

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Lastly, one of the main problems with medical treatment in the United States is the so called “Standard of Care”. This is the medical equivalent of building codes in construction. Most doctors are businessmen and have a job/career to protect. If he deviates from the standard of care, even if he knows it’s bogus in a particular case, and something goes wrong or the patient sues, he’s up shit creek without a paddle as he deviated from the medical consensus (where have we heard that word before?) standard of care.

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Yes, this is the exact legal standard. I was on a jury for a medical case, and the whole case hinged on what the “standard” was. Since the doctor followed the standard, even though he harmed an infant, we found him innocent.

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I’ve found cases where the standard is 100% against what studies show. Now they just game the studies so they can sell the most profitable drug.

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Milton Friedman said Doctors were the #2 most successful Monopoly in the US. Monopolies are famous for the horrible treatment of their customers.

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Every person looking to get a grant claims they know how to cure cancer. Ever get a stack of original proposals to look over? In biochemistry, my field, 90% of them claim to know the secret to curing cancer. It’s a lure to get a ridiculous amount of money.

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Wait I thought this was going to be an article about feminism.
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In seriousness, I don’t think I would accept traditional treatment of cancer. The cure just seems worse than the disease. I’ve already said no to some medical procedures that would have left me permanently harmed, and was able to recover on my own.

I’m not saying I could beat cancer, but I’d prefer being taken out by cancer over dying in a hospital bed after years of pain and suffering. The human body is an amazing thing, so I would try a few alternative methods and super healthy diet and see where that got me. Perhaps would do the surgery, but nothing more. Based on my experiences, I would not feel comfortable getting valid advice from a for-profit medical system like we have in the US.

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One thing I will suggest is to bring real food to the hospital for the cancer victim. Hospital food is garbage and wont really help the person recover.
As long as you bring something soft and easy to eat like squash soup, smoothies, etc., you’ll go a long way towards helping this person keep their calories and nutrition up.

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I would have to say that the USA is probably the best place in the world to get cancer. I know people who have been cured without losing hair or going through horrible stuff. One friend has had 3 types of cancer put in remission with minimal life interference. There are some really great doctors out there.

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Doctors on average have a shorter lifespan than their patients. So while there are exceptional ones, on average they suck.

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As someone who is on the backside of throat cancer treatment, I would like to agree with all of the points Roosh makes. My wife did the caretaker role. My sister stepped up for the Doctor Buddy role and they were both invaluable.
Roosh is right. Half way through, you make peace with dying, or at least, I did. One thing that helped me survive the ordeal was that during one of the early chemo treatments (which lasts 6 hours), I made a list of all the things I still wanted to accomplish. Later, when it seemed like I was going to die, looking at that list seemed to help.
I also cannot stress enough, DO YOUR RESEARCH. That is what the Internet is here for. I had nausea and vomiting for months after the treatments were over. I lost 70 pounds. The doctors were mystified. It turned out that the formula I was consuming through my feeding tube was the reason for the vomiting. I went onto a homemade formula and the nausea went away. If we hadn’t done the research ourselves, I might not have made it. The doctors were clueless as to what was causing it.
Thanks Roosh for all that you do.

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Glad you’re doing better and thankyou for sharing your story. what was the homemade formula, do you mean you changed the dose for treatment or something?

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We quit using the cans of Diabetic formula and started using a mixture that we blended in the blender. We mixed Almond Milk, jars of baby food, Whey protein powder, etc. I then poured 8 ozs into my feeding tube, as I had done with the jars of premade formula, and the vomiting disappeared. Hope this helps.

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Oh yeah, the mixture is thicker than the formula, so you need to either dilute it with water or use the plunger that comes with the syringe. A juicer also works, but we didn’t have one. Also, organic helps.

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Others have mentioned that cancer cells struggle under ketosis. Another way to kill them is with fever.

Before chemotherapy took over doctors were studying using other diseases to kill cancer. They did this because they realized that patients who survived post surgery infections to remove tumors (remember this was before antibiotics) had higher survival rates than those who did not get infected.

Looking back on the data, it appears that fever was in fact the cancer cell killer, though the concurrent action of some of the viruses which they tested cannot be ruled out.

Very little research has been done on this in the modern era. You can’t patent giving someone a fever, but you still have the expense of dealing with the FDA before you can prove it’s a relatively safe and effective treatment.

But what has been done indicates that high fevers kill cancer cells. Not necessarily a one shot and you’re done cure, but a potential treatment. Unfortunately it looks like the fevers have to be really bad. Basically fevers that would cause brain damage without proper cooling of the skull.

To my knowledge nobody has conducted a clinical trial whereby the patients are put into ketosis first, and then treated with repeat, high temperature fevers.

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They have studies from europe I believe around the 50’s where they give people a glucose solution, give them anesthetic and raise their internal temp to something crazy like 42 degrees. 20 percent of the people are absolutely cured and it never comes back, the rest varying levels of benefits. The sugar, while increasing cancer growth rate, seems to also make it more vulnerable to death.

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got a link?

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Trust thou in *GOD* and actually PRAY for HEALING and DELIVERANCE from the wicked spiritual attack of the Devil, Satan by using cancer.

Hold your hands on the head of your loved one(s) and if you have some anointing oil present anoint the head and place both hands on the loved one’s head and with eyes closed saying something of the manner: “Be healed of wicked cancer in JESUS’ NAME!” and keep *DECLARING* healing in the Name of the Lord until loved one is well and whole, healed from cancer.

Please do NOT stop calling out for healing in the Name of Jesus Christ until said person with cancer is HEALED. It may happen “instantaneous”, healing may happen over the course of a few, days, weeks, months… but KEEP ON and be FAITHFUL in SINCERITY to GOD and He will answer your requests: http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Believer's%20Corner/Doctrines/healing.htm

Ask GOD. Ask JESUS CHRIST the “Great Physician”. Amen!
(P.S. If you or anyone here online need prayer for loved ones or people you know going through various sickness, infirmities and afflictions I’m already praying for you right now. I’ll pray for anyone who needs some prayer unto the Lord right now. Okay. Amen.)

~ Bro. Jed

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Name it and claim it is great and all, but you also have to give the person space and time to come to terms with the idea that the cancer (or the treatment) may just kill them.

Which isn’t so bad if they’re Christian – they have the hope of seeing God face to face.

But if one prays like you’ve suggested and the person still dies, what you’ve told them is that their lack of faith caused the person’s death, which is both untrue and cruel.

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“But if one prays like you’ve suggested and the person still dies, what
you’ve told them is that their lack of faith caused the person’s death,
which is both untrue and cruel.”

No… GOD is in CONTROL. It’s not the lack of “faith” of the sick person with infirmity that “determines” God’s Hand.

The believer (i.e. you for example if you believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God) who trusts on God in his/her heart is known by God for their sincere heartfelt prayers unto the Lord for the healing of their sick loved one whom God Loves.

If a loved one being prayed for by a Christian dies; it’s not the victim’s fault at all for their death; perhaps the Christian “lost faith of heart” and kept not praying and believing for healing in God’s Due Time.

Although sometimes a “sickness” a person is suffering through may not be healed by God according to His Will and Purpose despite even the prayer and declaring of healing for the loved one.

Even Jesus Christ Himself could have healed his “earthly father” in Joseph before Joseph died of his sickness but Jesus did not.

Cancer and all manner of human disease and sickness is from the DEVIL, SATAN who goes to “kill, steal and destroy” yet God at times will even use the “vices” of the Enemy to accomplish His Will or Purpose we cannot possibly fathom to reveal the Glory of the Lord. Amen.

~ Bro. Jed

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“I strongly suspect that the treatment doctors give their patients is not what they would give themselves.”

Indeed. For decades many doctors have been prescribing chemo for their patients but skipping such therapy for themselves when they get diagnosed with cancer. Instead, many doctors just make radical nutritional changes.

For more information (and on how not to get cancer to begin with) start here:

https://www.amazon.com/China-Study-Comprehensive-Nutrition-Implications-ebook/dp/B0041D843M/

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The China Study has been debunked a trillion times. I have been a proponent of it back when I was a vegan but it’s obviously BS. They took loads of data and made it look like there was some correlation between cancer statistics and meat/milk-products.

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What is the alternative theory explaining the health gap between China and the west?

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No it hasn’t been debunked. The opposite is true. Study after study since the early 1980s point to a western diet – specifically the over consumption of animal proteins – to be a major correlating factor to the rise of cancers, heart disease and many other ‘western’ ailments.

Don’t fall for industrial agribusiness propaganda. There’s a lot of it out there.

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A good reason for this is because Pancreatic enzymes help digest cancer, if you eat meat less enzymes make it to your blood stream. Look up the experience of Dr Beard. They had successes treating pancreatic cancer which is one of the most deadly cancers.

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“The best strategy seems to be not getting cancer in the first place”

I totally agree. Getting a healthy lifestyle and taking appropriate food and vitamins will reduce the chances of getting sick.

Linus Pauling lived with his cancer for more than 20 years and took massive doses of vitamin C to fight against it (around 20 grams per day).

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I think he made one key mistake about vitamin c. When observing sick animals making huge amounts of vit c…they arent just making huge amounts of vit c, they are also making bicarbonate..then peeing out the vit c…creating a net alkalinity. Our kidneys do this glutamine from meat too..we pee out ammonia and put bicarb into our bloodstream. Pauling was taking sodium ascorbate which is alkaline. And when they were injection it, it was buffered to 7.4 ph and in high doses. in other words they were fixing acidosis. If you look into the old age areas of the earth, all of them have a water PH around 8.2-ocean PH.

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Very powerful and sobering article roosh. I was watching a video of a popular weightlifting youtuber named furious Pete and his second cancer diagnosis, he opted for radiation therapy over chemotherapy because of its less negative effects compared to the waking death that is chemo.

It’s fucked up man. big science will say that the increase in cancer,, autism disorder and alzheimer rates are due to better detection, increased longevity and better understanding of disease but I don’t think it’s as simple as that.

I think that the physical, social, mental, and cultural environment, as well as what we ingest, what lotions we put on and use, what leached plastics we drink with our water supply and so on, have fucked us so badly that we’re a cocktail of exogenous chemicals and hormones just waiting to break down and fuck up.

I know of many people from poor countries and simple existences that have very limited health problems and hardly see a doctor ever.

Furthermore there’s a great documentary in TED by a guy who spent a some time collecting data on the earth’s blue zones. That’s areas where there is an above unusual number of people that live to be 100+ years old. Guys name is Dan buettner or something. Anyway he identified about 7 ways of natural life that these groups of people from different parts of the earth shared that contributed to their excellent longevity. And nearly all of them came under what we eat, how we move, and who we spend time with as well as some kind of faith. It’s worth a look but the main points is, we can live a simple long healthy life if we stop fucking around with the natural way of living life.

This isn’t some hippy dippy shit but it is how our grandfather’s and perhaps great grandfather’s lived. Definitely food for thought.

Going back to the cancer stuff directly it is truly sad that we are basically pretty barbaric on quality of life just to help ensure someone lives isn’t it? I am vehemently against euthanasia for religious reasons but I also think that a lot of modern medicine denies the patients the dignity of dying a low pain death and instead replaces it with months of agony before slumping away anyway.

It’s fucking difficult though man because as anyone with loved ones can attest, you want them to get better and continue to be a part of your life. So these barbaric options become palatable. But we really have to find an alternative to this chemo and radiation shit man. There’s gotta be a better way.

I also think the genetic modification stuff that scientists are considering implementing in the future to help cure patients by altering dna will have some major unseen consequences much in the same way we get superpests as a result of gmo big agro or mrsa as a result of our worlds overuse of antibiotics for everything.

Anyway roosh keep us updated if you learn more about alternatives to chemo and the like. This is why I like your site, these sweet and real talk articles are the ones the media tries to pretend you don’t do, and they are the most important.

You have a background in cancer research prior to your going galt so keep us apprised if you learn anymore about less brutal treatments for people with cancer problems.

I think that some of the more Eastern medicines and methods need to be subjected to donation bias free scientific rigor so we can figure the fuck that works and stop relying on pharma to dope us or harm us with their numerous side effects. The kratom comments might be a joke here but it is a strong battle that’s been won to show that natural medicine can beat pharma. We need to rediscover some of that and get the people self aware to start trying it.

There’s a lot of financial influence in science to hide that but i think it’s still doable to separate the charlatans from the potentially promising cures that lie in non traditional western medicine.

Okay Imma stop with the hippy shit now lol.

Finally yes i would say coming to terms with death is super important, for me, my faith informs some of that but i would say i still have a bit of a fear. I’m tail end of 20s, there’s still such a lot of shit i wanna do and yet i’ve had one of my closest friends suddenly up and die unexpectedly in a freak accident that made me realise how short life can be. There’s no guarantees we can live to 70, 80. 90 or 100+.

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But there is a way of living we can go towards to make our years of our life filled with quality and not just quantity.

I think you touched on this on your scope about how money is like a boat on a river, its there to get you to the other side [the promised land if you will], but after that point its meaning is minimal and chasing it too much is minimal also.

As you said you see people who carry the boat on their backs even when they’ve reached the other side of the river, and it makes no sense.

My personal best advice i could give to people who are upcoming fathers is red pill your kids as quickly as possible. Homeschool if you can make sure to higher vetted tutors or otherwise keep the talent high and get them to never be indoctrinated by the materialism game. They need to know how to be self reliant, how to be entrepreneurs, and how life should be a continuous learning and reforming process to better oneself for the sake of oneself and to increase a connection to God.

A KID THATS NEVER INDOCTRINATED IS GOING TO DO FAR BETTER THAN YEARS OF TRYING TO REVERSE THE BULLSHIT THEY LEARN.

Jobs aren’t for life and corporate or governmental loyalty has no meaning when they treat the average citizen or employee like shit. No you should be loyal to your faith (i don’t wanna preach my own, because its just… preachy), to yourself, your family and your friends in your tribe however you define that tribe to be.

I had more but i’ll leave it there for now

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Roosh, well intentioned post, but I disagree with multiple points.

1. Most doctors do not get rich off of prescribing chemotherapy, especially if they work in a university hospital setting. The drug companies make that money. The doctors are salaried. This is becoming more of the norm. If you are afraid that your doctor is using you to make money, go to a university hospital setting.

2. If there was a cure for cancer, it would be released. In fact, some cancers do have a cure. They would just jack the price way up so that they could make a lot of money off of it. Look what happened with all of the new hepatitis C drugs.

3. I agree that western medicine is not everything, but there is this trend of people rejecting it… until they need it. Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where they went to see the holistic healer and George turns blue. He then goes immediately to the hospital. Cancer sucks, plain and simple. Most treatments suck. The alternative of not treating it is not always, but in many cases worse. I know a relatively young guy diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma. It could be easily treated with surgery as it is localized at this time. His doctors have pleaded with him to do it. He has refused. This cancer will kill him.

Your point about not having resources to help people with the mental struggle that comes along with this is spot on though. Just my opinion. Most doctors are not bad people looking for a quick buck. If that was the case, they would do something else, as medicine is not the money making profession it once was.

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Are you in the medical industry?

I don’t believe that doctor’s are scamming patients, but just the constant flow of sick patients coming in to need the entire regime of treatment does keep their incomes stable. You must certainly agree that it would not hurt doctors if more people get cancer.

I’m criticizing more the situation then only the doctors. Identifying what is causing cancer will do us better than just going after doctors.

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Every time I go to the oncologist, he has disclosed where he makes his money and he has said every time that he doesn’t get a penny from the chemo. He says people ask him this all the time.

Those infusion clinics are financially separate from the service that the doctors give to the patient.

Since my mom is on Medicare now, he has to get permission to start chemotherapy treatment.

There aren’t corporations that are throwing money at doctors to keep their patients on chemo. I shouldn’t be so absolute in my assertion because there are a lot of crooked medical professionals but I am pretty sure it hasn’t been the case in my own life.

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Im saying the higher ups are scamming us in medicine, just as our government is making false flag attacks, just as ugly jewish women are coming up with great feminist ideas that they themselves dont believe. Doctors don’t know shit, the best proof is the simplest..they live a shorter life span than their patients(they’ve tried to explain it away with statistics, but with no success). Check out the maps I posted above. Soil PH 85% predicts Cancer Diabetes and Obesity. Acidosis is a primary problem in health.

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Doctors don’t have to be evil hateful people in order to make selfish, self-enriching decisions that are not in the patient’s best interest.

Dentists (who already have an extremely good income, with regular, steady customers) were using their clout to try to shut down teeth whitening facilities, saying that only a state licenced dentist should be able to whiten teeth. The US Supreme Court recently ruled this illegal.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article24780580.html

Doctors who keep patients in a treatment loop indefinitely don’t have to be actively making medically unsound decisions for their patients in order to harm them. Doctors benefit financially from a system which encourages repeat customers and treatment regimes, and this is bad for patients.

When I’ve gotten sick, I’ve gone in to see a doctor once for a diagnosis or medicine and then he never sees me again for years. If all patients were like me, the medical industry would collapse.

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Oncologists are one of the highest paid specialists, and Pediatricians one of the lowest…that needs to be reversed. I’m convinced they suppress the cancer cures, the history of laetrile is probably the best example. Or watch a youtube video about essiac tea. A woman who had a successful treatment for cancer and people came to her through word of mouth,and she made very little money from it and was well respected by the community. My god the doctors couldnt harrass her enough or shut her down fast enough. We need a free medical right..like we need a right to free speech.

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All of medicine is lucrative

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Cancer has a solid link to fructose. It’s the one thing our body doesn’t really need. It gets metabolized in our liver and coats it in fat.

When fructose is fed to cancer cells, it causes them to divide and multiply rapidly. Fructose is in nearly every damn food you can pull off the shelf, and it’s usually in the form of high fructose corn syrup.

Next time your in a store, look at a label. Look under carbs to see if it has sugar in it. If it does, it’s high fructose corn syrup, and nearly everything food out there has it.

That is the culprit, and the only way you’ll avoid it is by sticking to a diet in red meat, chicken, fish, veggies, nuts and seeds, with fruit sparingly. Which is basically what our ancestors did.

There is a reason why Japan is so low on the list in cancer yet have long lives; their traditional diets are basically absent of fructose.

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And btw those healthy types of food are very affordable.
I eat mainly oat meal with milk, rice with tomato sauce, cashews, almonds, eggs, herring, mackerels and chicken. I spend only 140€ on food each month. If I would eat processed food instead I would easily spent twice as much.

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Does the red pill cure cancer? It might do exactly that if you are able to think outside the box.

The current increase in cancer rates might be an expected blessing in disguise. We can in fact learn to live longer from studding the cancer cells.

Cancer is not one disease, but many. It is best described as an effect. It occurs when the DNA in a cell gets corrupted in a specific way and then replicated instead of repaired, and the cells grow out of control. The cancer effect is more pronounced among older people. it is important to remember that we all suffer from the same genetic disease: physical aging. All our efforts should go into halting and reversing that disease.

Cancer cells, although they have short telomeres, are known as immortal cells because they defy the Hayflick Limit (see wikipedia) and can replicate and live on virtually forever. This is largely due to the production of enzyme called telomerase, which protects their short telomeres from further free radical damage. Telomerase is itself not a carcinogen, and is found naturally occurring in Astragalus.

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A sobering topic indeed

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Cisplatin is the only ‘cure’ for testicular cancer. Contrary to popular alternative belief, cancer isn’t being cured because it is damn near impossible to cure. I’ve had literally (hitler) thousands of people list off these substances that can kill cancer cells, only to fall silent when I ask them how we are going to deliver that treatment to that specific kind of cell.

Cancer is nature giving us the middle finger for being so arrogant to think we could become immortal. The lesson hasn’t sunken in yet, apparently.

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There is also this Vitamin B17/Laetril/Amygdalin cure that clames to be a miraculous treatment.

I wonder if this is just another hippie shit or if it could actually be a useful (and super inexpensive) treatment.

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Most of this is hippie shit. The reason you can find anyone with a phd claiming they know how to cure cancer is because they are trying to get set for life with a grant.

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Ronald Reagan had a German doctor Hans Nieper, MD come to the US to treat his colon cancer(likely with laetrile). It was actually illegal here at that time. Ronald Reagan died I think 17 years later..not of cancer.

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You left out the first step in treatment after confirming the diagnosis, which is to biopsy the wallet. Once a determination is made of the patient’s ability to pay, the treatment plan is designed which will extract the maximum amount of money prior to the patient being cast aside to die in pain.

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Your description is highly accurate. Thanks for being a good friend to Bob, I wish I had had a friend like you when I went through it last year.

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My dad was diagnosed with sarcoma of the bladder in late 2014, I believe, in his late 60’s. His doctors told him that he likely developed the cancer because of the chemotherapy they gave him to treat his testicular cancer in the mid 80’s. Sure does make me wonder if chemo is a choice I’d make for myself.

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I’ve been through this with both parents and two high school classmates. I wish this article had been available then. I would have been a better source of support instead of just figuring it out as I went along.

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Roosh, is this the really the BEST you do? The Culture Whiz nails it (granted he does have a 180IQ and probably the most intelligent mind on Earth)

http://culturewhiz.org/forum/topic/cancer-likely-caused-virus-and-lack-exercise

Enteroviruses live in your intestines and they found macrophage viruses (bacteria based viruses) that live, guest where? Your gut. Think of where most of your immune system is, guess what it’s protecting you from bacterial that outnumber your cells 10 to 1. lol half your feces is bacteria! That’s over 70% of your immune cells and activity, meaning if you have something wrong with your bacteria balance… it starts and stops with your intestines and might take multiple issues but genes don’t cause illness (too many people have “bad” genes and never get anything until something hits them hard).

Fungi, parasites, pesticides, mercury, toxins, you name it… it’s your intestinal health that keeps you from getting most diseases… diabetes takes 10-12yrs of chronic immune overuse of glutamine by the immune system before its first symptoms show up. You get some bad bacteria and it slowly kills you and drains you of energy, before a few years you get cancers and brain symptoms that manifest as anxiety and then other symptoms and before you know it you have a “mental health disorder” and your doctor is like, let me refer you to a good psychologist.

Crohn’s disease is a combination of two bacteria and a fungi forming a biofilm that the immune system can’t penetrate that probably feeds off the intestinal lining and causes all the nasty inflammatory symptoms that are so bad doctors tend to remove large sections of the intestine because of the damage being done to it

Do you know how parasites can affect the brain and can alter human behavior? With T. gondii, affected people will mostly demonstrate subtle shifts of behavior and it has been blamed for making people more impulsive, and more prone to mental illness, including schizophrenia. But in a small number of cases, [Toxo infection] may be linked to other disturbances associated with altered dopamine levels—for example, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and mood disorders.

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The best solution is to beat-your-meat, get all the goodness out smile

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My mom has 4th stage breast cancer and has 6 months, according to the oncologist. None of the chemo has worked.

My best friend died a little less than a year ago from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had it 5 years ago and it came back. He didn’t die from the cancer but from an infection because his immune system was suppressed.

Two people at work: spouse of my boss died from 4th stage esophageal cancer. Another co-worker’s mom has brain cancer. She is on her last legs.

I have been through the cancer mill the last couple years.

There is some very good advice in this article.

I am starting to think it may be best to live somewhere where we are not constantly being bombarded by chemicals, processed food, pollution, and radiation.

There really is no doubt in my mind a lot of this cancer comes from where we live in terms of environmental health and what we consume.

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Fuck Cancer

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If I were in that situation, I’d try a month-long fast. Ingesting only electrolytes and water.

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Why don’t young Americans come to Europe for some years to work and study, then try to get a European passport, so that they always could get free medical treatment in Europe?

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Because then they’d have to live in Europe.

Besides, Europe is full up with refugees. There’s no room for work or study.

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In your rant against chemotherapy, you deliberately left out the fact that chemo drugs such as Cisplatin which is derived from nitrogen mustard have increased the cure rate for testicular cancer from 10% to 85%.

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisplatin
In addition to the cancer research UK article you linked to.

Yes chemo sucks and there’s a chance it could kill you, but hard data says it works.

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“If a cancer cure was discovered today that completely dismantled the cancer treatment system, the medical establishment would have no choice to fight it unless they were ready to lose tens of thousands of jobs and billions in revenue.”

Absolutely, yes.

Also, chemo drugs are scary – It’s a dirty little secret in medical circles that the staff working around chemo every day, well . . . they tend to experience side effects, even with required safety protocols. Everyone says “it’s safe!” Then why do you have three eyes? The high-level people making big bucks off the system, never get close to the stuff.

Very well written. Wish I’d had access to such excellent philosophical thinking when my grandma was diagnosed with cancer (I was 21 years old).

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Roosh, what are your thoughts on raw apricot kernals with their high amygdalin content for cancer prevention? The amygdalin has a nitrile (i.e., cyanide) functional group that is toxic to cancer cells, yet less toxic to normal cells. I have heard that the Hunza use a lot of apricot kernals in their diet, live longer average lives than Americans, and have very low rates of cancer.

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“Is there a role for carbohydrate restriction in the treatment and prevention of cancer?”

Abstract

“Over the last years, evidence has accumulated suggesting that by systematically reducing the amount of dietary carbohydrates (CHOs) one could suppress, or at least delay, the emergence of cancer, and that proliferation of already existing tumor cells could be slowed down.”

“….most malignant cells depend on steady glucose availability in the blood for their energy and biomass generating demands and are not able to metabolize significant amounts of fatty acids or ketone bodies due to mitochondrial dysfunction. Second, high insulin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 levels resulting from chronic ingestion of CHO-rich Western diet meals, can directly promote tumor cell proliferation via the insulin/IGF1 signaling pathway. Third, ketone bodies that are elevated when insulin and blood glucose levels are low, have been found to negatively affect proliferation of different malignant cells in vitro or not to be usable by tumor cells for metabolic demands, and a multitude of mouse models have shown anti-tumorigenic properties of very low CHO ketogenic diets.”

Roosh may have a point about bringing up vitamin C. But vitamin C absorption interference from glucose?

“Besides delivering more glucose to the tumor tissue, hyperglycemia has two other important negative effects for the host: First, as pointed out by Ely and Krone, even modest blood glucose elevations as they typically occur after a Western diet meal competitively impair the transport of ascorbic acid into immune cells [88, 91].”

“Both diabetes and cancer are characterized by a common pathophysiological state of chronic inflammatory signalling and associated insulin resistance.”

More…
http://nutritionandmetabolism.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1743-7075-8-75

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Sugar, wheat, grains…in general. The slow kill.

Old guy recovers after severely restricting carbohydrates from his diet. I’ve been doing the same for the past six-years…existing on ketone bodies instead of carbohydrate ingestion.

“Starving Cancer: Ketogenic Diet a Key to Recovery”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vYxOztmmfM

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Rick Simpson Oil; aka “Run from the cure”

My ND (licensed to prescribe all pharmaceuticals and perform surgery)
has cured those with cancer with this product.
I’ve been fortunate not to have experienced such a degradation journey.

Surprised not ONE comment here.
Look it up (CN Gov’t chased him out of his home province).

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The best treatment in my opinion is the Gerson therapy. Its interesting that it was initially developed to cure incurable skin tuberculosis which it did at a 90% rate in studies. Imagine a diet that works as an antibiotic. They have a cure rate of about 40-50% for patients who were sent home to die by their doctors(as long as they haven’t taken chemo). There are some other various good treatments, from Hoxsey to essiac tea, laetrile works, many spices like tumeric are anticancer.. Read about the nobel winner Warburg’s theories. Cancer(and obesity and diabetes) is intimately linked to acidosis and lack of oxygen. Alkaline soil high altitude Colorado is one of the healthiest places for this. Consider the following maps, any correlation?
http://www.bonap.org/2008_Soil/pH20110321.png
http://www.rebresearch.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/cancer-map.png
http://blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea/files/2013/04/obesity-by-county.jpg
http://www.ncsl.org/portals/1/ImageLibrary/WebImages/Health/Diabetes10pc.gif

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Very interesting and insightful, thanks. The industrialization of it all is quite a bit scary, too, and something I never thought about yet, I might add.

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I suggest everyone to go talk to people who have cancer. Or HIV. Feel their pain feel their energy. I may sound like a dickhead, but you won’t ever feel so much alive after a good conversation with a guy who have cancer. I read about it here(http://www.rebornmasculinity.com/beat-lack-of-self-discipline/) and I took the advice.

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Well,
My mother actually has cancer right now. Lucky she is on some sort of new chemotherapy and the side effects are not that bad. She has some pain, nausea and so on. But her hair is still there and at first glance you wouldn’t be able to tell.
And I am quite happy, because the medicine is actually working. Still long way to be cured, but cancer is going out. Still, she had to go through kidney removal operation. Anyway she is lucky, because doctors rate her chances to be cured very highly.

But still there was a lot of mental trauma. And there wasn’t much that I could do for her. Beside just being there for her and doing house work.

In summer 2015 my grandfather had a stroke. That left him paralyzed without possibility to move or speak. And yet again there was not much that I could do for him. Just feeding him, cleaning after him (and that includes changing diapers, which is very messy). He died spring this year. And I am actually happy that he did. There was not much to his life since stroke. Just pain and sadness. Not life that you wish for anybody close to you.

It is a little bit painful to watch someone close to you suffer. You can’t do shit to help them. It is mostly just doing house work and being there with them.

All that though me very important lesson, that you have to accept reality to stay sane and mentally strong. No matter how hard and painful it may be.

I myself am currently sick. I have strange lump on my throat. I have just notice it few days ago. I will do tomography in more or less month. Strange thing, because 2 years ago I would be freaking out. Now I don’t really care. I still hope that is nothing serious, as I enjoy life, but there is no point in being worried.

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Hey Roosh V you have a mistake in your text!

You write: “Chemo drugs theoretically kill fast-growing cells faster than normal
ones, meaning that it is more likely to kill cancer kills, but there is
no mistake that chemo kills all cells.”

Replacing “cancer kills” with “cancer cells” does the trick! wink

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To me, cancer is like tooth decay.
The most important things is prevention.
You eat healthy, (lots of fruits and veg) limit the sugar intake, brush your teeth, and you’re likely to be ok.
If you do get decay, it can go away at an early stage if you cut off sugar completely and are very careful. But if you catch it late, you will have to have your tooth removed.

I believe all cancer are preventable with a healthy diet (and a healthy mind)
However, some people have an inclination to get some cancers (just like some people have an inclination for tooth decay) – they may benefit from traditional treatments like chemo and radiation.
Also, if the cancer is advanced and aggressive, better to get chemo and radiation. But if it as an early stage and non aggressive, a drastic change in one’s diet (lots of juicing, no sugar, no meat, and supplements) can and will reverse it.

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Everyone needs to watch ‘Food Matters’ on Netflix and ‘The Human Experiment.’

These not just toxic chemicals in food, but in our personal products and house material. We are basically living in a toxic dump today! Every health problem has gone up by at least 50% in the last 50 years! 90% of health problems can be healed by the human body but we first need to get away from the toxicity to heal!

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sad

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Great article. My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer a few years ago. Doctors wanted to beam him with radiation and chemo. But there was one doctor who stuck out. He said I can remove your prostate, and most likely, the cancer will be gone. Do you value your sex life or your seeing your grandchildren grow up? It was a no brainer for my 65 year old dad. Since then he has gained back his sex life (I don’t want to think about that- but good for dear dad!), and he as watched several more grandchildren be born. Post-op he found out that had he not removed the prostate when he did, the cancer would have spread. Thankfully, he listened to his gut, and did some research. Hang in there Roosh, I can’t imagine the loss you feel right now. We’re here for you…

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Cure it with Rick Simpson Oil.

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