The Awakening Part I provided a foundation for all of us to evaluate our belief systems. It discussed the “CREATION” of new ideas and the difficulty in accepting the validity when they contradicted popular beliefs. It concluded that change was inevitable and that each person had the choice to welcome advances or stand steadfast in their beliefs. In The Awakening Part II, we will look at the traditional approach to cancer treatment and the factors that contribute to the recurrence of this disease.
In general the three traditional tools available to treat cancer include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Although additional treatment methods are available, these three remain the most popular. Their purposes are to:
Surgery: Remove the cancerous tumors
Chemotherapy: Destroy cancerous cells
Radiation: Shrink tumors by destroying cancerous cells
Surgery is capable of removing a tumor. In cases where this tumor is causing secondary complications (ex. pressure on blood vessels or nerves or compromising the space limiting organs from functioning properly) this removal might be a necessary component of treatment. Cancer, however, does not have to confine itself within the tumor. Cancer has the ability to travel throughout the body. Removing a tumor surgically and assuming the job is done has allowed many cancers to return.
Chemotherapy utilizes toxic agents to kill cancerous tumor cells. If that was the end of the story, this would sound like a good approach to this disease. These toxic agents show no prejudice; they will kill cancerous AND HEALTHY CELLS. It is certainly possible and likely that tumors will shrink or be destroyed entirely, but at what price? The immune system is destroyed; the potential quality of life is destroyed, and the chances of recurrence are common. How many times have you heard about 2nd and 3rd rounds of chemotherapy required to “treat” the return or new form of cancer? If the chemotherapy “got rid” of the cancer, how did it come back? The simple explanation is that chemotherapy does not kill cancerous stem cells. These cells are considered the “mother cells” which produce “daughter cells” that become the tumors. The genius of these cancerous stem cells is their ability to remain hidden from our immune systems. Traditional chemotherapy, therefore, only kills the daughter cells as well as the healthy immune cells creating greater opportunity for disease. The ROOT CAUSE of cancer (the STEM CELLS) remains untreated. Since a healthy and fully functioning immune system prevents the development of cancer, can you see the conflict in “curing” a disease using a process that destroys the immune system designed to protect you? Can you now also understand why cancer has a high prevalence to “return?” It was never gone; the hidden circulating cancerous stem cells were simply dormant. Has technology devised a synthetic pharmaceutical treatment to kill the stem cells while leaving healthy cells intact. NO! Are there natural methods that produce this desired result? YES!
Radiation therapy introduces ionizing radiation to the body attempting to burn the tumor into submission. It too is toxic to the body and causes further damage to the immune system. Interestingly, one of its side effects is cancer. Ionizing radiation can cause the mutation of cells resulting in cancer.
Often it is palliative in its approach (attempting to extend life rather than healing the disease.) Similar to surgery, sometimes inoperable areas of the body require this form of therapy to reduce collateral damage that tumors cause. Does it cure cancer? Not if it avoids the underlying ROOT CAUSE of the disease.
WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE, WHY DO THESE 3 TREATMENTS REMAIN THE GOLD STANDARD OF CARE?
Healthcare is a business. It is based on the same fundamentals as any other business namely profit. This DOES NOT make the doctors who participate in the process evil people. Most doctors do the best job they can with the education and resources at their disposal. Pharmaceutical companies provide education for doctors teaching the applications and protocols for their patented drugs. Doctors simply DO THEIR JOB. They follow their teachings and guidelines required by their boards and the state laws of the states they practice in. Those questioning the process are likely to experience disciplinary actions. The doctor is provided a choice to comply with the protocols established and continue to receive monetary compensation, quit or be fired. Years of schooling, substantial educational debt and a salary exceeding $250,000.00 annually are legitimate incentives to follow the protocols. In addition, the medical organizations reinforce the message to these doctors that these protocols are the best available today. It is not their job to question their education or their bosses. It is their job to deliver a service.
When a carpenter sees a nail sticking out of a wall, the best tool for the job is a hammer (from his perspective.) What happens if the nail is sticking out because of an electrical wire in the wall? The carpenter doesn’t know anything about electricity and will unknowingly fix the problem with his hammer causing a potentially more serious problem. The electrician, however, could have worked with the carpenter to resolve this situation safely and effectively. I am suggesting that our medical community re-evaluate their approach to disease and cancer and seek the advice of other professionals that can safely and effectively work with them to restore health and enhance rather than destroy the quality of our lives. Convincing the business side of healthcare (medical teaching institutions and pharmaceutical companies) that less profitable results may offer the patient a better solution has not altered their thinking or approach. It becomes the consumer’s responsibility, therefore, to learn about treatments with science behind them that offer better choices with better outcomes.
Has this information provided some insight into understanding why cancer continues to kill and or disrupt so many lives. Has this heightened your interests to read about “CREATIVE NEW IDEAS” that are currently being used to successfully treat this disease? In the final article, THE AWAKENING Part III Solutions, I will be discussing some methods currently used today that have treated various types of cancer including advanced stage cancers with great success.